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DASA 2024 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 2024 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 2024 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 To be announced

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 2024, the Ministry of Education, Government of India offered 4283 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 2024: Important Dates


Events Dates
Application Form -Release Date  To be announced
Last date to fill out the form  To be announced
Rank Declaration  To be announced
Seat Allotment – Round 1  To be announced
Round Confirmation  To be announced
Seat Allotment – Round 2  To be announced
Round Confirmation  To be announced
Seat Allotment – Round 3  To be announced
Round Confirmation  To be announced
Reporting of candidates at the allotted Institutes  To be announced
Registration and choice filling of spot round by new candidates  To be announced
Seat allotment – spot round  To be announced
Reporting of candidates at the allotted institutes  To be announced


DASA UG Admissions 2024

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 2024)

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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