Direct Admission of Student Abroad (DASA)

DASA 2023 Overview

The prestigious Indian colleges & universities are oftentimes the preference of aspiring students across the globe. Therefore, there is certainly an evident requirement to incorporate these aspiring students into the mainstream students of India.  It is for this reason Direct Admission of Student Abroad (DASA) scheme came to its prevalence. The Government of India has designated Educational Consultants of India Limited (Ed. CIL) as the coordinating agency for carrying on the DASA 2023 Scheme. The primary aim of this scheme is to “provide quality education to the children of overseas Indians in the field of Engineering and technology”.

DASA 2023 Scheme: At A Glance

Particulars Details
Name Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA UG)
Eligible Candidates NRI (Non-Resident Indian), OCI (Overseas Citizen of India), PIO (Person of Indian Origin), Foreign nationals and Indian students studying abroad.
Participating Institutes NITs, IIITs, SPAs and other Centrally Funded & Premier Technical Institutes.
Basis of Admission based on JEE Main Rank
Mode of Application Online
Official Website https://dasanit.org/dasa2023/
The Indian DASA (Direct Admission of Students Abroad) scheme was launched in the year 2001 by the Indian Union Government with the objective of providing international students with an opportunity to study engineering in India.  The scheme offers admissions to international students, Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses in India. The scheme aims to promote Indian higher education globally and build a community of international students who can contribute to the Indian education system. Since its inception, the DASA scheme has undergone several revisions and updates to make it more inclusive and accessible to international students. As a result, the number of seats available through the DASA scheme may vary from year to year, depending on the availability of seats in participating institutions.  For the academic year 2022, the Ministry of Education, Government of India offered 3492 seats through General DASA Seats plus CIWG DASA Seats for admissions to NITs, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, and other Premier Technical Institutions (other than IITs).

DASA 2023: Important Dates

Events Dates
Application Form – release date 12-Jun-23
Last date to fill out the form 22-Jun-23
Rank Declaration 1-Jul-23
Seat allotment – Round 1 11-Jul-23
Round confirmation July 12 – 13, 2023
Seat allotment – Round 2 17-Jul-23
Round confirmation July 18 – 19, 2023
Seat allotment – Round 3 21-Jul-23
Reporting of candidates at the allotted Institutes July 24 – 25, 2023
Registration and choice filling of spot round by new candidates August 2 – 4, 2023
Seat allotment – spot round 4-Aug-23
Reporting of candidates at the allotted Institutes August 10 – 14, 2023

DASA UG Admissions 2023

The MoE has entrusted the coordination of the admission process under the DASA scheme for the academic year 2023-24 to NIT Calicut vide official order (F.No.37-1/2021 – TS.III Dated: 24th March 2023) For admission under DASA scheme, the students have to register online, fill an online application form and make fee payment through SWIFT/ E- Payment/ NEFT/ RTGS transfer on or before the deadline mentioned in the schedule on DASA website. Further, online applications and documents should be uploaded to the DASA website through the portal only. It is important to note that only registered applicants will be considered for admission under the DASA scheme.

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