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DASA UG 2017 – Direct Admission of Students Abroad 2017 is a scheme of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India for Admissions to Premier Institutions of India. Under Direct Admission of Students Abroad Scheme admissions to various UG programmes of premier Institutes of India will be coordinated by Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) Nagpur India for the year 2017-18. For admission through DASA Scheme 2017, Candidate must have valid SAT test scores.

Latest: The refunding procedure for DASA UG 2017 has started. The amount will be credited to respective account by the 3rd week of September 2017.

DASA 2017 – UG Admission

Based on DASA Scheme admission is offered for Undergraduate programmes in Engineering/Architecture for the Academic year 2017-18 to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs), and other premier Technical Institutions in India.

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Change in residential criteria for UG admissions 2017: As per order F. No. 35-9/2016-TS. III, Government of India, MHRD, Department of Higher Education dated 22 May 2017, the residential criteria for UG admissions under DASA 2017 has been changed as follows:

“Prescribed admission criteria for Indian Nationals shall be at least two years of education, inclusive of 11th and 12th or equivalent (not beyond), in a foreign country during the last 8 years and must pass the qualifying examination from abroad.”  The relaxation will be applicable for the academic year 2017-2018 only.

DASA 2017 Schedule

Schedule for DASA Undergraduate Admissions 2017 has been released. Application Form will start from 01 Apr 2017 and Last date to apply is 12 Jun 2017. Candidates can receive SAT Subject Test Score up to 12 Jun 2017. Candidates who want to get admission in DASA UG Courses can note Schedule of DASA 2017 here.

DASA Application Form 2017

Application Form for DASA UG 2017 can be accessible from official website www.dasanit.org or through direct link given above in “Quick Link” table. Application Form is started from 01 Apr 2017. Before going to apply candidates must ensure their eligibility criteria and all other details carefully. VNIT Nagpur is conducting authority for DASA 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

Only applicants born on or after October 01, 1992 are eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board / University Certificate [Class X or equivalent] or any certificate issued by the Government authorities only will be taken as authentic.

Academic Eligibility

Applicant must have passed the qualifying examination, i.e. Senior Secondary [10+2] or equivalent from any system of education as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities(www.aiuweb.org).
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Applicant should have completed successfully Mathematics, Physics and one of the subjects from (Chemistry, Bio-technology, Computer Science, Biology) in 11thAND / OR 12th, as applicable in the respective boards.
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Applicant must have secured a minimum of at least 60% aggregate marks (average of all subjects of qualifying examination taken together) or 6.50 CGPA (on a 10 point scale) or equivalent in the qualifying examination. In case, CGPA on a different scale is awarded OR if only grades are awarded, percentage / CGPA equivalence provided by the principal examination authorities will only be considered. Applicants appearing for the qualifying examination with the above-mentioned subjects in the academic year 2016-17 and expecting their final results latest by September 15, 2017 may also apply.
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Applicant should have a minimum total valid score of 1800 in SAT Subject Tests (Subjects: Mathematics Level 2, Physics and Chemistry). SAT subject test score has to be sent directly through College Board to VNIT Nagpur (Institute Code: 7035). Internet downloaded score cards are not acceptable. Applicants at the time of registration for SAT Subject Tests should indicate Institute code 7035 for sending their scores to VNIT Nagpur. Applicants who have taken multiple attempts in SAT Subject Tests can send valid score to VNIT Nagpur directly through College Board, USA. The best valid score in each subject will be considered for arriving at the total score which will be used for merit list preparation. SAT Subject Test scores received till 12 th June, 2017 only will be considered for preparation of merit lists for Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3.

DASA Merit List 2017

A merit list of all the eligible applicants would be drawn on the basis of total SAT Subject Test scores only. Only those applicants whose valid SAT Subject Test scores have been received by VNIT Nagpur, on or before 12 Jun 2017 directly from College Board, will be considered for merit list preparation and seat allotment.

Seat Allotment Process

Seat allotment will be strictly based on valid SAT Subject Test scores and the choices given by the applicant in the order of their merit and priority taken together. The candidates belonging to CIWG category are entitled to get only CIWG seats and other candidates will get only non-CIWG seats.

In Special Round of counseling, during allotment, first CIWG seats will be filled by CIWG candidates. After this, the vacant seats if any, under CIWG quota shall be reverted to other category of DASA 2017 and these seats will be filled with non CIWG candidates only.

First Round of Allotment (Round 1) – Released on 30 Jun 2017

All eligible applicants would be considered for first round of allotment. First round of allotments has been displayed on DASA 2017 applicant portal (www.dasanit.org) on June 30, 2017. No individual allotment letters/email has been sent to applicants who get a seat allotment. The applicants are strongly advised to check the web announcements on allotments. DASA 2017 Coordinating Institute, VNIT Nagpur would not be responsible for any delay in checking the applicant portal by the applicants. Applicants who are allotted seat in Round 1 are required to confirm their options on or before 23:59 HRS (IST) on July 02, 2017.

Second Round of Allotment (Round 2) – Released on 06 Jul 2017

All eligible applicants who were not allotted a seat in the first round and all those who had opted for Accept & Upgrade in first round would be considered for seat allotment in the second round as per inter se merit. Second round of allotments shall be displayed on DASA 2017 applicant portal (www.dasanit.org) on July 06, 2017. No individual allotment letters/email will be sent to applicants who get a seat allotment. The applicants are strongly advised to check the web announcements on allotments. DASA 2017 Coordinating Institute, VNIT Nagpur would not be responsible for any delay in checking the applicant portal by the applicants. Applicants who are allotted seat in Round 2 are required to confirm their options on or before 23:59 HRS (IST) on July 08, 2017.

Third Round of Allotment (Round 3) – Released on 19 Jul 2017

Applicants who have opted for Round 3 after Round 2 allotment are considered for Round 3 allotment. Applicants who have declined their allotments or withdrawn/cancelled their applications are eligible to reregister for Round 3 as new applicants. New applicants, who meet the academic and residential eligibility requirements, are also eligible to register for Round 3. Interested applicants who wish to participate in Round 3 must send SAT scores through College Board to VNIT Nagpur (Institute Code 7035) so as to reach VNIT Nagpur on or before 23:59 HRS (IST) July 13, 2017. Valid SAT subject test scores of SAT subject tests administered by College Board prior to July 13, 2017 will only be considered for Round 3.

The fees (Rs.82500/- for CIWG category and $4300 USD for non CIWG category, $2300 for SAARC applicants) can be paid through E-payment gateway or NEFT/RTGS only. For making online payment, it is advised that the payment should be initiated at least three working days (or even earlier if needed) before the closing date of online application to ensure the payment reaches DASA account before the closing date of online application. In case, the payment does not reach to the DASA account before the closing date due to any delays in the process, DASA will not be responsible and such applicants will not be considered for seat allocation.

Applicants can enter any number of choices which can be of any combination of Institutes and/or courses of your choice in the order of priority from the list of courses available.

All eligible applicants who have opted for Round 3 would be considered for seat allotment in the third round as per inter se merit. Third round of allotments shall be displayed on DASA 2017 applicant portal (www.dasanit.org) on July 18, 2017. The applicants are strongly advised to check the web announcements on allotments. DASA 2017 Coordinating Institute, VNIT Nagpur would not be responsible for any delay in checking the applicant portal by the applicants. Applicants who are allotted seat in Round 3 are required to confirm their options before 23:59 HRS (IST) July 20, 2017.

Provisional admission letters and reporting to allotted Institutions

Only the list of applicants, who are allotted specific Institutions/ courses as per the allotment list and from whom the acceptance of the seat allotment has been received within the specified time frame, will be forwarded to concerned Institution for granting provisional admission. Applicants are strongly advised to check the status of their allotment on the specified dates without fail. Provisional Admission Letter is to be submitted to the Allotted Institute at the time of Admission (July 21 -25, 2017).

After three rounds of allotment, provisionally selected applicants have to report to allotted Institutes for admission during July 21, 2017 to July 25, 2017. All admissions would be subject to the verification of original certificates / documents and satisfactory physical fitness as prescribed by the concerned Institutes during the time of admission. Not reporting at the allotted Institute during the specified period entails cancellation of the allotted seat.

Internal Sliding

All the participating Institutes would be requested to conduct internal sliding on July 27, 2017 on the basis of inter-se merit and choice for internal sliding indicated by the applicant at the time of admission for vacancies that exist in the particular institute on completion of admission process. After the internal sliding is completed, the participating Institutes will notify the vacancy status to DASA Office at VNIT Nagpur.

Special Round – Released on 05 Aug 2017

Seats remaining vacant after the internal sliding in respective Institutes has been displayed on the DASA 2017 website on July 29, 2017. Applicants who have not got any allotment in the earlier rounds can register and modify his choices for Special round. Applicants who have declined their allotments or withdrawn/cancelled their applications are eligible to re-register for Special round as a new applicant. Applicants who have got admitted to the allotted Institute have to withdraw their admission before internal sliding if they would like to participate in Special Round. New applicants who meet the academic and residential eligibility requirements are also eligible to apply. Interested applicants who wish to participate in this Special round must send SAT scores through College Board to VNIT Nagpur (Institute Code 7035) so as to reach VNIT Nagpur on or before July 29, 2017. Valid SAT subject test scores of SAT subject tests administered by College Board prior to July 29, 2017 will be considered for Special Round.

The online portal was opened for modifying choices and payment of required fees for registered & eligible applicants from July 30, 2017 to August 02, 2017. The fees (Rs.82500/- for CIWG category and $4300 USD for non CIWG category, $2300 for SAARC applicants) can be paid through E-payment gateway or NEFT/RTGS only. For making online payment, it is advised that the payment should be initiated at least three working days (or even earlier if needed) before the closing date of online application to ensure the payment reaches DASA account before the closing date of online application. In case, the payment does not reach to the DASA account before the closing date due to any delays in the process, DASA will not be responsible and such applicants will not be considered for seat allocation. Special round is likely to be conducted on August 05, 2017.

The vacant seat matrix will be displayed category wise as CIWG seats for CIWG candidates and both CIWG and non CIWG seats for non-CIWG candidates. During allotment first CIWG seats will be filled by CIWG candidates. After this, the vacant seats if any, under CIWG quota shall be reverted to other category of DASA 2017 and these seats will be filled with non CIWG candidates only.

Please note that applicants who meet all the eligibility requirements of DASA 2017 and have all required original documents should only participate in this Special admission round. Those applicants provisionally selected for admission through the Special round would have to report for admission in allotted Institutes between August 8, 2017 and August 10, 2017. Applicants who are allotted a seat in Special round as per their choices and do not accept the allotment (decline or no response within the prescribed time limit) will not be eligible for any refund.

 

DASA Seat Matrix 2017

To download Seat Matrix in PDF format – Click Here

DASA FAQs

DASA Contact

Coordinator DASA 2017
Dr.Yogesh. M. Deshpande
[email protected]
Phone – (+91-712-280-)1748 (Mon – Fri, 11am to 5pm IST)
Fax: (+91-712-) 2223969, 2223230 (FAX)

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