Sunday, October 25, 2015


The admissions to various UG and PG programmes of premier Institutes of India under the DASA scheme will be coordinated by Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) Jaipur for the admissions in year 2015-16.

What does DASA mean?
Direct  Admission of Students Abroad (DASA)  is a scheme for admission of Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)/Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)  to Undergraduate Courses in Engineering in National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIITs) and other premier Technical Institutions in India.  The good news is that the residential requirement for DASA 2012-13 has been relaxed from 3 years to 2 years for NRI students but the condition required to apply is that the student must have done both the 11th and 12th grade or equivalent from abroad only for admissions. There are various engineering courses available for a student to choose from, eg. aeronautical, agricultural, architecture, biotechnology, civil, computer science and  engineering, mechanical, EEE, engineering physics, food technology, welding technology, foundry technology etc. There are more than 25 participating institutes like NITs of Tripura/ Jamshedpur/ Kurukshetra/ Patna/ Rourkela/ Silchar/ Trichy/ Warangal/ Nagaland/ Sikkim/ Goa  in addititon to VNIT Nagpur,SVNIT surat etc.
The admission process is entirely online. According to the DASA rules:
  • Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination, i.e. Senior Secondary [10+2] or equivalent from any system of education as recognised by the Association of Indian Universities with Physics and  Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any one of these (Chemistry, Bio-technology, Computer Science, Biology) as optional subjects
  •  Must have secured a minimum of 60% aggregate marks or  6.75 CGPA on a 10 point scale or equivalent grades in all the subjects of the qualifying examination. Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination with the above-mentioned compulsory subjects by 25th May 2012 and expecting their final results latest by 15th September 2012 may also apply.
  •  Candidates should have a minimum total score of 1440 in SAT subject Tests (subjects: Maths level II, Physics and Chemistry).SAT subject tests score has to be submitted online through CollegeBoard . SAT subject test score has to be sent directly through College Board to MNIT Jaipur (Institute Code: 7664). Applicants who have taken multiple attempts in SAT Subject Tests can send valid score to MNIT Jaipur 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 till 1 st June, 2015 only will be considered for preparation of merit lists for Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3.
The National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs), and other premier Technical Institutions in India, which are covered under DASA scheme 2015 for admission to under graduate programmes in Engineering/ Architecture/ Planning are* : National Institutes of Technology (NITs)

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 National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab
12 National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
13 National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana
14 National Institute of Technology, Manipur
15 National Institute of Technology, Mizoram
16 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
17 National Institute of Technology, Patna , Bihar
18 National Institute of Technology, Puducherry, Karaikkal
19 National Institute of Technology, Raipur , Chhattisgarh
 20 National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Orissa
21 National Institute of Technology, Sikkim
22 National Institute of Technology, Silchar, Assam
23 National Institute of Technology, Srinagar
24 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat
25 National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Karnataka
26 National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu
27 National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)
28 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, (Jhalwa & Amethi Campus), UP
29 ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, MP 30 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur, MP
31 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, Chennai Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs)
32 School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
33 School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
34 School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada Other Premier Technical Institutions
35 PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh
36 Delhi Technological University, Delhi
37 Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi
38 Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Punjab
 39 National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand
 40 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar
41 National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad
42 Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology Delhi

*The candidates are advised to visit the website of DASA-2015 for the final list. The list provided here is tentative subject to receiving consent from the concerned institute for this year.
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