DASA 2017 Counselling


/home/pravesh/Downloads/DASA-2017-Counselling.jpgDASA 2017 Counselling – The VNIT, Nagpur offers admission through DASA 2017 to the candidates belonging from foreign nationals/PIOs/NRIs/OCI under the DASA scheme launched by MHRD, Government of India. Those applicants provisionally selected for admission through the Special round of DASA Counselling 2017 would have to report for admission in allotted Institutes between August 8 and August 10, 2017. The spot round of DASA counselling by VNIT, Nagpur was announced on August 05, 2017. Through DASA 2017 counselling candidates belonging from foreign nationals/PIOs/NRIs/OCI is offered admission. The link to download DASA 2017 seat allotment results has been provided below. The online portal was opened for modifying choices and payment of required fees for registered & eligible applicants from July 30 to August 02, 2017. The third round of DASA counselling 2017 was declared in online mode on July 20. The second round of DASA 2017 seat allotment result announced on July 06. All the interested candidates were able to fill their application form available online from April 01. The candidates were required to send a valid SAT score and submit their form which was extended until June 19.

DASA 2017 Seat allotment is strictly based on valid SAT Subject Test scores and the choices given by the applicant in the order of their merit and priority taken together. No individual allotment letters/email are sent to applicants who are offered a seat in the institutes of DASA 2017. Applicants who were allotted seat in Round 1 were required to confirm their options on or before July 02, 2017 (11:59 pm).

To be eligible for admission, the candidates were required to submit their SAT scores mentioning code 7035 before June 22, 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 round. Through the scheme of Direct Admission of Students Abroad, the candidates of foreign nationals, persons of Indian origin, overseas citizens of Indo-residential trial Indian, and the students studying abroad are admitted to the undergraduate engineering courses offered by NITs, IIITs, SPAs and other premier technical institutes.
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DASA 2017 Counselling Schedule

The candidates seeking 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.

S.No. Events Important Dates
1. Submitting the Online DASA Application Form 2017 April 1 to June 19, 2017
2. For new applicants, Submission of online applicants June 16 to June 22, 2017
3. Last date to submit the SAT subject test score June 22, 2017
4. Round 1 of seat allotment June 30, 2017
5. Confirming the seats by the candidates for Round 1 June 30 to July 02, 2017
6. Round 2 of seat allotment July 06, 2017
7. Confirming the seats by the candidates for Round 2 July 06 to July 08, 2017
8.  Choice filling and registration by new applicants July 09 to July 13, 2017
9. Round 3 of seat allotment July 18, 2017
10. Confirming the seats by the candidates for Round 3 July 18 to July 20, 2017
11. Reporting to allotted Institutes by candidates who have been allotted a seat in Rounds 1, 2 and 3 July 21 to July 25, 2017
12. Announcement of vacant seat matrix for Special Round July 29, 2017
13. Choice filling and registration of new applicants July 30 to August 02, 2017
14. Special Round of Seat Allotment of vacant seats for spot round August 05, 2017
15. Reporting to the allotted institutes for admission August 08 to 10, 2017

DASA 2017 Counselling Fees for Spot Round

  • The spot round counselling fees is Rs. 82500 for CIWG category and $4300 USD for non CIWG category, $2300 for SAARC applicants.
  • The spot round counselling fees can be paid through E-payment gateway or NEFT/RTGS only.
  • For making online payment, it is advised that the payment should be initiated at least three working days

The candidates interested in admission to the B.Tech courses must check the DASA Important Schedule 2017, in the table below.

Along with the application form, the candidates also have to submit their SAT subject test scores for the preparation of merit list. Check the dates of submission of SAT scores.

S.No. Events Important Dates
1. Last date for receipt of SAT scores for round 1 and 2 June 22, 2017
2. Last date to submit SAT scores for Round 3 July 13, 2017
3. Last date to submit SAT scores for special round July 29, 2017

DASA 2017 Cutoff Round 1 – Check here
DASA Cutoff for Round 3 – Check here


Procedure of DASA 2017 Counselling

The Counselling of DASA 2017 session will be held in five rounds including spot round, for the admission of the eligible candidates in their preferred courses. Check the entire procedure of selection of candidates below.


Spot Round of DASA 2017 Counselling Announced

The seat allotment for the vacant seats has been occupied through the ‘Spot Round’. All the applicants who were not eligible for the admission in the previous rounds will be allowed for the admission after the verification of DASA Eligibility Criteria. Also, the candidates who withdraw themselves from the counselling session in the previous rounds can register again in this round. Spot Round of DASA Counselling had started from August 05.

After the allotment of seats in DASA 2017 Counselling Spot round, the candidates will have to report to the allotted institute between August 08 to 10 for the completion of admission formalities.

Documents to be furnished for Admission

Check the list of documents to be produced at the time of admission procedure to the allotted institutes below. All the original documents must be submitted for verification purpose.

  • Self-attested mark sheet of the qualifying examination
  • An authenticated translated copy of the document written in any other language other than English or Hindi.
  • Applicant’s Passport- The candidates of Nepal can also submit the authenticated citizenship card if they do not have a passport.
  • Proof of date of birth
  • Letter from school authority as a proof of completion of X and XII examination

First Round of DASA Counselling 2017

The candidates whose application form was accepted successfully were listed in the first round of DASA counselling admission process. The result of the first round of counselling was displayed in the candidate login page. No individual intimation letters were sent to the candidates. VNIT, Nagpur is not responsible for the delay in checking the result of DASA counselling. The candidates who were allotted seats as per their first choice of preference should have submitted the confirmation of seats before July 02 (11:59 pm). Such candidates had two options, which were:

  • Accept– If the candidates were satisfied with the seats, they should have accepted the seats and download the allotment letter generated on the screen. All the foreign nationals should have ensured that they obtained a valid student visa as per their category issued by the Indian Missions Abroad.

  • Decline– If the candidates did not accept the seat, or in case of withdrawal, have clicked on the ‘Decline’ button. They should have downloaded the seat cancellation or withdrawal letter. Such candidates were not eligible for the admission in round 2 and 3. However, they were allowed for in round 4 and spot round counselling after registering again.

The candidates who were granted admission in the any of the courses/institutes other than their first choices of preferences, they should have submitted three options:

  • Accept– If the candidates wished to take admission in the allotted seats and do not wish for any up gradation. Such candidates must click on ‘Accept’

  • Accept and Upgrade– The candidates who accept the allotted but wish for the up gradation in the subsequent rounds. They must click on this option. The provisional allotment letter was provided to the candidates. In case, no up gradation was done in round 2, the seat accepted in round 1 was retained.

  • Decline– If the candidates wanted to withdraw the seat, they must click on the option of ‘Decline’.

Second Round of DASA 2017 Counselling

The candidates who were not allotted any seats in the first round and such candidates who choose the option of up gradation was eligible for the admission process in the second round. The allotment of seats was displayed on the official website on June 24, 2017. The candidates who were allotted seats should have confirmed their seats before June 27, 2017. After analysing the seats offered to them, the candidates were allotted seats in their first preference after clicking on ‘Accept’ or ‘Decline’.

The candidates who were allotted seats in the institutes/courses except their first choices should have updated their confirmation through ‘Accept’, ‘Accept & Upgrade’ and ‘Decline’ choices.

Third Round of DASA Counselling

The candidates who had left with no seat in round 2 and the candidates who selected the option of ‘Upgrade’ was allowed for round 3. The result of seat allotment for round 3 will be available on the website on June 30, 2017. The candidates who will be allotted seats as per their first choice of preferences must submit their confirmation by July 03, 2017. The candidates must confirm their seats by selecting ‘Accept’ or ‘Decline’ button.

If the candidates were offered seats other than the first preferred institutes/courses, such candidates should have confirmed it by accepting it, upgrading or clicking on decline buttons.

Fourth Round of DASA 2017 Counselling

The candidates who opted for up gradation in round 3, or the applicants who had declined their seats in earlier were eligible for the fourth round. Also, the aspirants who were ineligible in the previous rounds were eligible for the admission in this round. New registration of the candidates was also done between July 04 to July 07, 2017.

The result of counselling was displayed on the website. The candidates who allotted seats as per their first preferences were allowed to either ‘Accept’ or ‘Decline’ the seat. However, the candidates allotted seats other than the first choice of preferences had three options – ‘Accept’, ‘Accept and Upgrade’ and ‘Decline’.

As per the convenience, the applicant was asked to decide and choose the options, before the due date which is July 17, 2017. The provisional allotment letter was generated to the candidates who accepts the seats and withdrawal letter for the candidates who opted for rejection.

Reporting to the allotted Institutes/Colleges

After the fourth round of DASA 2017 Counselling, the candidates were advised to check their allotment status and take a print out of their allotment letter. All the candidates who had to report to the allotted college/institute along with the provisional allotment letter and relevant documents for verification purpose. Failing in reporting to the institute in the specified period time was led to the cancellation of candidature.


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