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How Many Aspirants Apply Through DASA For Admission To Engineering Colleges In India

by PW Gulf
September 8, 2023

DASA (Direct Admission of Students Abroad) scheme is an important pathway for foreign national candidates applying for admission to India's top engineering colleges. The Ministry of Education of India started the DASA Scheme in India for Persons of Indian Origin, Overseas Citizens of India, foreign nationals, and others who want to get admission to India’s top colleges for their undergraduate and postgraduate. This scheme makes it easier for foreign candidates to get admission here in our country.

In DASA Scheme, every year, many students apply to get admission to top colleges in India. This scheme covers several disciplines like engineering, architecture, technology, and many others. Many top centrally funded institutions, like IITs and NITs, take part in admission through DASA, which also provides reserved seats for DASA students. The National Institute of Technology (NIT) conducts the DASA exam, and special seat quotas are kept for their bright future. Admission to various colleges is made by considering the JEE Main score or rank.

Many candidates appear for admission This article will cover all the important aspects related to DASA Scheme. Also, we will cover the number of aspirants applying for this scheme. Students need to stay until the end of the article.

What is the DASA Scheme?

The DASA Scheme was launched by the government of India to make quality engineering available to all Indian students while also maintaining and promoting the cultural diversity and global exposure of the country. This scheme offers admission to Non-resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs), and foreign nationals. This scheme provides undergraduation courses through various streams in India.

This is conducted by the National Institute of India, Calicut, and a minimum of 15% of seats are kept under the DASA Quota in almost all the participating colleges. Many top IITs, NIITs, and other centrally funded colleges take part in it.

Number of Aspirants Applying through DASA Scheme 2023

The popularity of the DASA Scheme has increased over several years, and with it, the number of students applying for higher education through this scheme has also increased. While, the precise number of aspirants may vary every year, it is estimated that more than thousands of students apply for admission to different courses through this scheme.

The total number of applicants applying through DASA Scheme also depends on number of factors, such as 

  • Availability of seats
  • Reputation of the participating institution
  • Demand for the specific course or branch

Also, there are many other factors. which affects the number of aspirants applying for admission through DASA Scheme.

DASA 2023 Top Colleges in India

Some of the top participating colleges in India through DASA 2023 are given here in this table.

National Institutes of Technology (NITs)

Various NITs participate in the DASA 2023 Scheme are given in the table given here.

DASA 2023 Participating Colleges 
National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Tripura
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh
National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerela
National Institute of Technology, Delhi
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal
National Institute of Technology, Goa
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan
National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab
National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana
National Institute of Technology, Manipur
National Institute of Technology, Mizoram
National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, Maharashtra
National Institute of Technology, Patna, Bihar
National Institute of Technology, Puducherry, Karaikkal
National Institute of Technology, Raipur, Chattisgarh
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha
National Institute of Technology, Sikkim
National Institute of Technology, Silchar, Assam
National Institute of Technology, Srinagar
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Suratkal, Karnataka
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana
National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya
National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand
National Institute of Technology, Nagaland

Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)

Various IIITs also participate in the DASA 2023, some of the top IIITs are given here in the table.

                            Top IITs Participating in DASA 2023
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Pune
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sonepat
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Chittor, Andhra Pradesh
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Una, Himachal Pradesh
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara (DIU)
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur

Central Funded Colleges 

Some of the other top central colleges in India are given here in the table below:

              Top Colleges Participating in DASA 2023
School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
School of Planning & Architecture, Delhi
School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada
PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh
Delhi Technological University, Delhi
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal, Punjab
National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar
National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi
Indian Maritime University (IMU)
Tezpur University, Assam
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir
The University Institute of Engineering of Technology (UIET), Punjab University, Chandigarh
Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW)
Manipal Institute Of Technology, Manipal
Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT)
UIET Punjab University Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre (UIET PUSSRC), Hoshiarpur, Punjab
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad or JNTUH
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur

DASA Scheme 2023 Criteria For Selecting the Best Colleges 

There are some criteria based on which best colleges participating in DASA are calculated.

Reputation of the College

The most important factor in determining the best college is its reputation, which is decided on the basis of its academic programs, qualifications, accreditation, and ranking.

Education Quality

The quality of education in a college is determined by its curriculum, teaching staff, teaching methods, resources, and facilities. These are some of the factors that ensure providing students with best quality education.

College Ranking

Ranks are released by various organizations and publications based on various criteria. This is considered to be one of the most important factors in deciding the best college.

Placement Opportunities 

The better the placement, the better its reputation and the trust of students that they can get good placement opportunities from the college, which is important for starting their career.

Alumni and Student-Faculty Ratio

The Alumni connections can provide deep insights for the students as well as various opportunities and guidance.

Campus life and Locations

College campus life must include different co-curricular activities and different cultural and technical fests. This can help students have a wonderful college experience and teach many life lessons and teamwork. 

Also, there are many other factors, like financial aid like different scholarships, research opportunities, and other factors, that make a college the best.

DASA Scheme 2023 Benefits 

There are many benefits of the DASA Scheme that candidates can avail, some of these are given here.

Global Opportunities 

The DASA Scheme provides students with the opportunity to study at top reputed international colleges around the world. It also helps them learn about and experience the diverse cultures and perspectives there.

Good Education Quality

This scheme provides access to the top-notch courses and programs offered by popular and renowned universities. It also helps to ensure a top career scope for the students future.

Financial Assistance

This scheme also helps by providing financial aid to students. However, they must satisfy the eligibility requirements for the scheme. Also, it provides scholarships, making education more accessible and affordable for students all around the world.

Admission Process Simplified

This scheme helps simplify the admission process for various courses throughout the country. It provides a single window platform for admission to multiple institutions, which saves a lot of time and effort for the students.

Also, there are many other benefits of the DASA Scheme that students can avail of.

DASA Scheme 2023 Total Available Seats 

As per the seat matrix released for DASA 2023, number of seats for DASA is 3459. A total of 1147 seats are reserved for the Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG). Also, a total of 2312 seats are reserved for the candidates applying through DASA. 

Also Read: DASA Seat Matrix 2023- UG Seat Matrix for Academic Session 2023


Seat Matrix for DASA 2023
Number of seats for CIWG Candidates 2023Number of seats for DASA Applicants 2023Total number of seats for DASA 2023

DASA 2023 Steps to Apply through DASA 

To apply for the DASA application form, candidates must follow these instructions.

  • The first step is to register for a personal account on DASA's official website. 
  • The JEE Main Application Number, which will serve as the candidate's username for their account, must be entered.
  • The password is the applicant's date of birth. Candidates then need to enter the captcha that appears on the screen.    
  • After providing the required information in the aforementioned steps, click the Create My Account button to continue.
  • Candidates will get an email containing a link for verification. To enter the username, simply click the link and then go to that page.
  • Candidates need to select their account's password right now, and try not to tell anyone.  
  • Note down the application ID and password in a secure location for later use.
  • Candidates must use their application ID and the password they chose to log into their accounts.
  • Following this, applicants can choose and save the institution they wish to apply to.
  • To view the preview, candidates must upload their supporting documentation and then click the submit button. In the event that nothing is found incorrect after verification, click Submit the Application Form. 
  • Candidates can fix any mistakes by using the edit button on the page. It should be noted that changes cannot be made after the final submission. 

DASA 2023 Important Documents During Admission

The table below lists the documents that must be presented at the time of admission.

                     Documents Needed For DASA 2023 Scheme
Admission Allotment Letter
JEE Main Score 2023
Xth pass certificate 
XIIth pass certificate 
Transfer Certificate 
Migration Certificate
Passport size photograph and signature

Additionally, for CIWG candidates, the following documents are needed along with the above mentioned documents.

  • Passports of their parents who are working in the Gulf countries.
  • Visas of their parents working in the Gulf countries.
  • Official letter from the working company.

The official DASA website has a list of additional documents that are needed, which candidates can check.

DASA 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility requirements for the DASA 2023 are listed in the table below. Before beginning to complete the application form, candidates must make sure they meet the requirements.

                                    Eligibility Criteria DASA 2023
                                      Educational Qualification
  • Must have passed the class 12 exam or an exam of equal difficulty from a reputable Board or University in physics and chemistry. Or biology or computer science. 
  • Also, candidates sitting for the board examination can apply.
                                                Minimum Marks
  • Candidates must have a minimum overall score of 60%.
  • Candidates must have a minimum CGPA of 6.5 on the board exam.
                                            JEE Main Rank
Candidates must have a valid JEE Rank. 
                                            Nationality and Domicile
Candidates can be foreign nationals, non-resident Indians, Indians with permanent residence outside of India, or people with Indian ancestry.
                                                        Age Limit 
  • A date of birth that appears on a Class XII certificate, a Class X certificate, or any other certificate issued by the government is the only one that will be considered authentic.
  • DASA does not have any additional age restrictions.

DASA 2023 FAQs

Q1. What is the DASA Scheme launched by the government of India?

Ans: The DASA Scheme is a common entrance platform that provides Non-resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs), and foreign nationals admission to the best colleges in India for various courses. 

Q2. How many candidates applied for admission through the DASA Scheme 2023?

Ans: Every year, many students apply for admission through DASA, but the exact number of candidates applying for admission is not disclosed and is kept private.

Q3. What is the total number of seats available through DASA 2023?

Ans: According to the officials, there are a total of 3459 seats available through the DASA quota for the students.

Q4. Are there any age limit crtieria for students applying through the DASA Scheme?

Ans: No, there are no age limit criteria for the students applying through DASA. However, they need to keep government-approved original mark sheets or certificates from classes X and XII for verification.

Q5. What is the minimum qualification required for admission through DASA 2023?

Ans: Candidates need to have passed their class XIIth grade with at least 50% of the marks.

Q6. Who conducts the DASA 2023?

Ans: DASA 2023 is conducted and supervised by the National Institute of Technology, Calicut. However, almost all the NITs participate in the DASA Scheme.

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