DASA Exam Calendar

Nov. 17, 2017
Direct Admission Of Students Abroad

DASA 2017DASA 2017 - The VNIT, Nagpur offers admission through DASA 2017 to the candidates belonging from foreign nationals/PIOs/NRIs/OCI under the DASA scheme launched by MHRD, Government of India. All the interested candidates can fill their application form available online from April 01. The candidates need to send a valid SAT score and submit their form which has been extended till June 19. Through Direct Admission of Students from Abroad (DASA) 2017, candidates will be allotted seats in undergraduate engineering/architecture courses offered by NITs, IIITs, SPAs and other premier technical institutions in India. To be eligible for admission, the candidates are required to submit their SAT scores mentioning code 7035 before June 22, 2017, for selection in the first round of DASA Seat Allotment. Applicant should have a minimum total valid score of 1800 in SAT Subject Tests valid Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score without which they will not be allowed to participate in seat allotment rounds. The seat allotment of DASA 2017 has been scheduled to start from June 30. To get all detailed information about DASA 2017 application procedure, eligibility criteria, seat allotment rounds and more read the article below.

DASA 2017 Important Dates

The candidates seeking admission into the engineering programmes under DASA scheme must go through the Important Dates of DASA 2017 in order to avoid missing any crucial procedure for admission. Check the events and vital dates below in the table.

S.No. Events Important Dates
1. Submitting the Online DASA Application Form 2017 April 1 to June 19, 2017
  For new applicants, Submission of online applicants June 16 to June 22, 2017
2. Last date to submit the SAT subject test score June 22, 2017
3. Round 1 of seat allotment June 30, 2017
4. Confirming the seats by the candidates for Round 1 June 30 to July 02, 2017
5. Round 2 of seat allotment July 06, 2017
6. Confirming the seats by the candidates for Round 2 July 06 to July 08, 2017
  Choice filling and registration by new applicants July 09 to July 13, 2017
7. Round 3 of seat allotment July 18, 2017
8. Confirming the seats by the candidates for Round 3 July 18 to July 20, 2017
9. Reporting to allotted Institutes by candidates who have been allotted aseat in Rounds 1, 2 and 3 July 21 to July 25, 2017
10. Announcement of vacant seat matrix for Special Round July 29, 2017
11. Choice filling and registration of new applicants July 30 to August 02, 2017
13. Special round of Seat Allotment of vacant seats for spot round August 05, 2017
14. Reporting to the allotted institutes for admission August 08 to August 10, 2017

Deadline to submit SAT scores

S.No. Events Important Dates
1. Last date for receipt of SAT scores for round 1, 2 and 3 June 22, 2017
2. Last date to submit SAT scores for round 4 July 13, 2017
3. Last date to submit SAT scores for spot round July 29, 2017

DASA 2017 Participating Institutes

The admission into the DASA 2017 is offered by 47 participating institutes of engineering. These institutes include National Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Schools of Planning and Architecture, Central University and other premier technical institutes. Below is the list of some Participating Institutes of DASA 2017.

S. No. Name of the Institute
1. National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Tripura
2. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
3. National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh
4. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
5. National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala
6. National Institute of Technology, Delhi
7. National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal
8. National Institute of Technology, Goa
9. National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
10. Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan
11. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, (Jhalwa & Amethi Campus), UP
12. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur, MP
13. School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
14. School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
15. PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh
16. Delhi Technological University, Delhi
17. Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi
18. Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Punjab
19. National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand
20. Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar

DASA 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Before registering, the candidates must read the Eligibility Criteria of DASA 2017 to check if they are eligible or not. The candidates can check the eligibility criteria down below.


The candidates born on or after October 01, 1991 will be considered eligible for admission. Only the date of birth mentioned in secondary education board/university (class X or equivalent) certificate will be verified.

Academic Qualifications:

  • The candidate willing to get admission should have passed the qualifying examination from any system of education as recognised by the Association of Indian Universities. They must have successfully qualified in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/Biotechnology/Computer Science/Biology) in XI and XII qualifying examination.
  • The candidates should have passed the exam with 60% marks or 6.50 CGPA taken together in all the subjects. If in case, only the grades/CGPA are awarded, then the percentage /CGPA equivalence provided by the principal will be considered for admission.

SAT Scores:

The candidates must have qualified in SAT with a minimum total valid score of 1440 in SAT subjects test. The subjects will be Mathematics level 2, Physics and Chemistry. The score should be sent directly from college board to Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. While registering for SAT subjects test scores, the candidates are advised to indicate the institute code for sending the scores to the institute.

Residential Criteria:

  • The applicant applying should be a foreign national/person with India origin/overseas citizen of India who has successfully qualified the qualifying examination or,
  • The candidates of Indian nationality studying abroad. Such candidates must have completed their XI and XII from outside India.

DASA 2017 Application Form

All the candidates must check the eligibility norms to apply for DASA 2017. In order to get admission in the engineering courses under DASA scheme, the candidates have to Create Account online by entering their email ID. The application number will be displayed on the screen and candidates will receive the login credentials in their registered email ID.


The online process of filling the DASA Application Form 2017 includes registration, filling and submitting the application form and paying the application fee. Firstly, the new registration will be done by the candidates. To register, the applicants have to make an account by entering the details such as email ID, captcha words. An email will be sent to the email ID for the completion of registration. Click on the link provided in the mail and fill the required details like applicant ID, password. After filling all the details, the registration will be completed. An applicant ID and password will be used to log in.

Filling and Submission of DASA Application Form:

Using the applicant ID and password, the candidates must log in and select any number of preferences of any institute or courses as per the priority of the candidate. After filling the important details in the application form, the candidates will upload the passport size photograph, signature and scanned copies of relevant documents, as per the specifications. All the applicants are advised to check the details, as once the form will be submitted, the details cannot be modified. If the candidates will be satisfied they must submit the form. Download the application form and take a print out of it for the future references.

DASA Application Fees

The application fee must be paid by all the candidates through debit/credit cards or through SWIFT transfers. The application fee includes the registration charges and first-semester tuition fees as well. If any candidates fail in paying the fees, it will lead to cancellation of candidature. The amount details to be paid is given below.

S.No. Nationality of candidates Application Fees First Semester Tuition Fees
1. General candidates USD 4300 USD 4000
2. Candidates from SAARC USD 300 USD 2000

Documents to be submitted with DASA 2017 Application Form

In the application, along with the photograph and signature, the candidates must upload the following relevant documents.

  • Passport (Candidates from Nepal can submit the authenticated citizenship card, if they do not have a passport)
  • Class X or equivalent (Secondary education board/university certificate) for the proof of date of birth
  • Class X, XI and XII mark sheet
  • School authority letter for the completion of 11th and 12th standard as per the format prescribed
  • Proof of fee payment if the fee will be paid by SWIFT transfer

DASA 2017 Reservation Criteria

As per the provisions of All India Council for Technical Education, there will be one third seat reserved for the Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG). However, if the seats under CIWG category left vacant it will be reverted to the quota of 2/3 for other categories of DASA 2017. The eligibility for such candidates will be same that of NRIs. The candidates will have to pay USD 300 as registration fee and USD 700 as first-semester tuition fee.

The documents as a proof to be submitted by the candidates are:

  • Copy of passport of the parent working in gulf
  • Copy of parent's visa
  • Copy of parent's work permit (if any)
  • Certificate of the company or organisation as a proof that parent is working in gulf country

Countries under CIWG

  • Bahrain
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • The United Arab Emirates

DASA 2017 Merit List

The Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, will prepare a merit list on the basis of the total marks in SAT Subject Test Scores. Only the candidates whose scores will be received by the NIT Nagpur on or before June 12, 2017, directly from college board will be considered for merit list and seat allotment process. In case, SAT scores of two or more candidates will be equal, an inter-se merit process/tie-braking mechanism will be applied for such candidates, which is mentioned below. However, the final decision for allotting the higher marks will be done by DASA core committee.

  • The marks secured in SAT for Mathematics level 2 will be considered first.
  • If the tie still persists, the marks of Physics will be calculated.
  • In case the tie still exists, the date of birth of the candidates will be compared and the older candidates will be allotted higher merit.

DASA 2017 Counselling

The candidates who will be included in the merit list will be eligible for DASA Counselling 2017. In the counselling process, the seats will be allotted to the candidates as per their ranks and preferences filled in the DASA Application Form. A candidate with higher will be given higher priority in counselling as compared to the candidates with lower ranks. If the seats in the first institute of the choices are not available, such candidates will be granted admission in the 2nd preference. Any candidates who will not be allotted seats in counselling round 1, will be indicated as not allotted and will be allotted seats in the subsequent rounds.

To be eligible for the admission in allotted institutes, after DASA 2017 Counselling sessions, the candidates must have a visa issued by Indian Missions abroad, which should be applicable to their category. The candidates can obtain the visa by furnishing the provisional allotment letter and other relevant information at Indian Missions abroad in their respective countries.

DASA 2017 Seat Allotment

In the seat allotment of DASA 2017, the candidates will be granted admissions as per their rank and choices of institutes referred. The seat allotment process will be done in five rounds including spot admission round. The applicants who filled the application form available from April 01 to June 12, 2017, successfully will be allowed for the allotment of seats. The first round will commence from June 19, 2017. The allotment for the first rounds will be available online. No individual intimation letter will be sent to the candidates. Applicants who will be allotted seats in their first choice of an institute/course will have two options, either to accept the seat or to decline it. Other candidates, who will be allotted seats in courses/institutes other than their choices can select three options, which are:

  • Accept- The candidates satisfied with the seat and do not want any other up-gradations, can click on 'Accept'. In such cases, the provisional allotment letter will be generated on the screen. Candidates are advised to download the letter for future references.

  • Accept and Upgrade- If the candidates will be accepting the seat but desires for up-gradation of seats in round 2, must click on 'Accept and Upgrade'

  • Decline- If the candidates do not wish to participate in DASA 2017 Seat Allotment process, then they should click on 'Decline' and seat cancellation/withdrawal letter will be generated.

Counselling 08 August, 2017 . Plabita

DASA 2017 Counselling - The VNIT, Nagpur offers admission through DASA 2017 to the candidates belonging from foreign nationals/PIOs/NRIs/OCI under the DASA scheme launched by MHRD, Government of India. Those applicants provisionally selected for admission through the Special round of DASA Counselling 2017 would have to report for admission in allotted Institutes between August 8 and August 10, 2017. The spot... Read more

Application Form 01 April, 2017 . Gitumoni

DASA 2017 application process has started from April 01, 2017, in the online mode. All the candidates, however, need a SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) 2017 score to be sent to the VNIT Nagpur for completing the process of DASA application form 2017 available until June 12. The candidates belonging to the general category and SAARC nations have to pay the application fees along with the tuition fees given in the table below.... Read more

Application Form 17 June, 2017 . priyamdave04

DASA 2017 Application Form: The application form of DASA 2017 was released on April 01, 2017 by Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur in the online mode. The last date to fill the DASA application form has been extended until June 19. Only those candidates who belong to foreign nationals/persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)/ Non-Resident Indians/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) under the DASA scheme... Read more

Cutoff 08 August, 2017 . priyamdave04

DASA 2017 Cutoff -The cutoff of DASA 2017 for the special round of seat allotment based on SAT scores has been declared on August 05. The DASA cutoff is available for both Non-CIWG and CIWG candidates. Candidates can check DASA 2017 cutoff from the links provided below. The third round DASA cutoff 2017 was announced on July 18. The second round cutoff of DASA 2017 was announced on July 06. The first round of DASA 2017... Read more

College Predictor 01 March, 2017 . Gitumoni

DASA 2017 Colege Predictor: The college predictor of DASA 2017 is a tool that has been invented for the candidates to get choose the better college as per their ranks obtained in the merit list of DASA 2017. Through Direct Admission of Student Abroad (DASA), foreign/PIOs/NRIs/OCI candidates will get admission IITs, NITs, SPAs and other technical institutions in India. A number of 47 engineering colleges will be offer... Read more

Participating Institutes 09 February, 2017 . priyamdave04

DASA 2017 Participating Institutes - Through DASA, the foreign nationals, PIOs, NRIs, OCIs candidates will be granted admission in 29 National Institutes of Technology (NIT), 05 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), 03 Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPA), 01 Central University and 09 other Participating Institutes of DASA 2017. The admissions in the UG engineering courses will be provided on the basis... Read more

Important Dates 08 February, 2017 . priyamdave04

DASA 2017 Important Dates - The Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, the coordinating authority of DASA, has announced the Important Dates of DASA 2017. The candidates seeking admission under Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) scheme by MHRD, must fill the application form available from April 01, 2017. Only the registered candidates will be permitted for admission in UG engineering courses... Read more

Eligibility Criteria 09 February, 2017 . priyamdave04

DASA 2017 Eligibility Criteria - The candidates applying for admission in UG engineering courses through DASA 2017 must go through the Eligibility Criteria of DASA 2017. All the criteria related to the age, nationality, academic details must be satisfied by the university, else the candidates will be considered as ineligible for the admissions. If the candidates fail to satisfy the DASA Eligibility Criteria 2017, then they... Read more