DASA 2017 – The VNIT, Nagpur will offer 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 candidates who are interested in applying can fill their application form available online from April 01. The candidates need to send a valid SAT score and submit their form before June 12. 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 get qualified for admission, the candidates are required to submit their SAT scores mentioning code 7035 before June 12, 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 will be starting from June 19. To get all detailed information about DASA 2017 application procedure, eligibility criteria, seat allotment rounds and more read the article below.
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DASA 2017 Important Dates
The candidates planning to avail 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.
|1.||Submitting the Online DASA Application Form 2017||April 1 to June 12, 2017|
|2.||Last date to submit the SAT subject test score||June 12, 2017|
|3.||Round 1 of seat allotment||June 19, 2017|
|4.||Confirming the seats by the candidates for Round 1||June 19 to June 21, 2017|
|5.||Round 2 of seat allotment||June 24, 2017|
|6.||Confirming the seats by the candidates for Round 2||June 24 to June 27, 2017|
|7.||Round 3 of seat allotment||June 30, 2017|
|8.||Confirming the seats by the candidates for Round 3||June 30 to July 03, 2017|
|9.||Filling of choices and registration of new applicants||July 04 to July 07, 2017|
|10.||Round 4 of seat allotment||July 14, 2017|
|11.||Confirming of seats by the candidates for Round 4||July 14 to July 17, 2017|
|12.||Reporting to the allotted institutes for admission||July 18 July 24, 2017|
|13.||Announcement of vacant seats for spot round||July 28, 2017|
|14.||Filling of choice and registration open for new applicants||July 29 to July 31, 2017|
|15.||Spot round for vacant seats||August 02, 2017|
|16.||Reporting to the allotted institutes for admission||August 03 to August 07, 2017|
Deadline to submit SAT scores
|1.||Last date for receipt of SAT scores for round 1, 2 and 3||June 12, 2017|
|2.||Last date to submit SAT scores for round 4||July 06, 2017|
|3.||Last date to submit SAT scores for spot round||July 28, 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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
- 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.