DASA UG – Direct Admission of Students Abroad 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. For admission through DASA Scheme, Candidate must have valid SAT test scores.
DASA – UG Admission
Based on DASA Scheme, admission is offered for Undergraduate programmes in Engineering / Architecture 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.
- Cut Offs (SAT Subject Scores)
DASA Eligibility Criteria
Only applicants born on or after October 01, 1993 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.
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.
Applicant should have completed successfully Mathematics, Physics and one of the subjects from (Chemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Biology) in 11thAND / OR 12th, as applicable in the respective boards.
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 and expecting their final results as per schedule, may also apply.
Applicant should have a minimum total valid score of 1800 in SAT Subject Tests (Subjects: Mathematics Level 2, Physics and Chemistry) i.e SAT-II. SAT subject test score has to be sent directly through the College Board to MMNIT Allahabad (Institute Code: 7563). Internet downloaded scorecards are not acceptable. Applicants at the time of registration for SAT Subject Tests should indicate Institute code 7563 for sending their scores to MNNIT Allahabad. Applicants who have taken multiple attempts in SAT Subject Tests can send the valid score to MNNIT Allahabad 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 before last date, only will be considered for preparation of merit lists for Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3.
DASA Merit List
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 MNNIT Allahabad, on or before the last date directly from College Board, will be considered for merit list preparation and seat allotment.
Seat Allotment Process
Seat allotment is 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.
Based on the merit list, the allotment of Institution and course are made as per the choices indicated by the applicant in his/her application form. An applicant appearing higher on merit list would get higher priority in allotment of course / Institution of his / her choices as compared to an applicant appearing lower in the merit list. In case, Institute/course of first preference indicated by the applicant is not available, he/she will be allotted the 2nd preference (Institute/course) and so on. Such of those applicants who have not been allotted any seat will be indicated as Not allotted in the allotment list. In such cases, the applicants will be eligible for all Rounds of allotment against vacancies.
All selected Foreign nationals must obtain a valid student visa as applicable to their category issued by the Indian Missions abroad. The visa can be obtained by producing the Provisional Admission offer letter and other required documents at the Indian Missions located in their respective country. It will be the responsibility of the candidate to arrange an appropriate visa.
DASA Seat Matrix
Candidates can get an idea of the seat matrix based on previous year seat matrix.
Official Website: www.dasanit.org.