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NIT Calicut to Initiate DASA 2023 Applications, Counselling to Start from June 12th

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NIT Calicut to Initiate DASA 2023 Applications, Counselling to Start from June 12th

  • ALLEN Overseas
  • May 17, 2023
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The wait of the students aspiring to study in various elite institutions of India has finally come to an end. The official website of the Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA), which had been under maintenance for the past few weeks, has finally been updated with the latest information for eligible students planning to participate in DASA 2023 Application Process

In the previous year, 2022, NIT Warangal held admissions for various UG and PG courses under the scheme. As per the mentions on the official website, “The admissions to various UG and PG programmes of premier Institutes of India under the DASA scheme will be coordinated by National Institute of Technology Calicut, India for the year 2023-2024.”

The application process for participation in DASA Counselling 2023 is scheduled to start from 12 June 2023 onwards for the academic year 2023-24. Further information about the closing of the application, availability of payment window, counselling schedule, etc., are still awaited. 

DASA, commenced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Govt. of India, is a scheme for ‘Admissions to NITs, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions and other Premier Technical Institutions (Other than IITs)’

The scheme is specially designed to provide admissions to Foreign Students, Persons of Indian Origin living abroad (POIs), Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf (CIWG), and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI). Students have to qualify DASA 2023 admission procedure to get admission into the aforementioned prestigious engineering institutions of India.

For the students residing in United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq and Iran, the scheme ensures that 1/3rd of seats from the DASA quota are reserved for Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf (CIWG). 

With this, the children of Indian expatriates (NRIs / PIOs / OCIs) in Gulf countries seeking admissions at the premier Indian Institutes (NITs / IIITs / CFTIs / SPAs etc.) have better chances, provided they fill all the eligibility criteria under the DASA 2023 scheme.

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  1. Sir,
    My son has studied all his schooling until 12th standard in Tamil Nadu, India.
    Whereas, I am working in Qatar since May 2014 and about to retire by Jun 2023.
    Is my son eligible to apply under DASA scheme both in CIWG category and NRI (SAARC) category?
    Kindly update me. Thanks

    • Thank you for your Comment.
      CIWG category: As you have been working in Qatar since May 2014, your son can potentially apply under the CIWG category since he is a child of an Indian worker in a Gulf country. However, it’s important to note that the CIWG category is primarily for students who have completed their 11th and 12th standard in Gulf countries (except Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates). Since your son has completed his schooling until the 12th standard in Tamil Nadu, he might not fulfill the specific criteria for the CIWG category. It would be advisable to check the exact eligibility requirements for the CIWG category under the DASA scheme to determine whether he qualifies.

      NRI (SAARC) category: Since you are working in Qatar, your son can also consider applying under the NRI (SAARC) category. The NRI category is open to students who are Indian citizens studying abroad. As Qatar falls under the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) region, your son may be eligible to apply under this category. However, it’s essential to review the specific eligibility criteria for the NRI (SAARC) category under the DASA scheme to ensure your son meets all the requirements.

  2. Hi I recently came to know about spdc scheme which is a scholorship by government of india for nri,oci and pio candidiates. So i just wanted to check if i am eligible for it or not. I currently hold us passport and also oci card. I have done my whole education till 12th in india and my parents who are indians {hold indian passport} are also doing their job here in india

    • Thank you for your comment.
      Since your parents holds Indian passport not OCI Card and working in India, you would not meet the eligibility requirements for the SPDC scholarship. This particular scholarship is designed to support the higher education of children whose parents are residing abroad or Indian workers in ECR countries.

  3. My daughter completed upto 10th std in gulf.11th and 12th she studied in india.My husband is working in gulf.is she eligible for ciwg quota?

    • Thank you for your Comment.
      Based on the information you provided, your daughter completed her 10th standard in the Gulf and studied 11th and 12th standard in India. Since she did not complete her 12th standard in a Gulf country, she may not be eligible for the CIWG quota.

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