Dasa Rank: DASA is also known as Direct Admission For Students Abroad. DASA is a scheme started by the MEO (Ministry of Education) by the Government of India (GOI) for admission to several undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Meanwhile making the aspirants applicable for admission to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs), and other premier technical Institutions in India.
The scheme was initially and specifically launched to aid the admissions of Persons of Indian Origin living abroad (POIs), Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf countries (CIWG), and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI). DASA allows these aspirants to get enrolled in the top institutions of India in Engineering, Architecture, Planning, and Management.
DASA is an exam that takes place to help students abroad get direct admission to prestigious institutions in India. The following table shows the fundamentals of DASA one needs to know before getting through the mindset to prepare for it.
|Name of Admission Process||Direct Admission of Students Abroad|
|Commonly Known As||DASA UG|
|Conducting Institute||Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur|
|Duration of Course||4 Years|
|Participating Institutes||NITs, IIITs, SPAs, and other Centrally Funded & Premier Technical Institutes.|
|Basis of Admission||On the basis of JEE Main ranks|
|Mode of Application||Online|
DASA 2023 Admission dates
DASA’s official website is yet to announce the dates for DASA 2023, the tentative dates are however out and the following tables show the expected dates for every procedure of DASA.
The following are the tentative dates for DASA UG.
|Application Form – release date||June 12, 2023|
|Last date to fill out the form||3rd week of June 2023|
|Seat allotment – Round 1||4th week of June 2023|
|Round confirmation||4th week of June 2023|
|Seat allotment – Round 2||4th week of June 2023|
|Round confirmation||1st week of July 2023|
|Seat allotment – Round 3||2nd week of July 2023|
|Choice filling and new registration||2nd week of July 2023|
|Seat allotment – Round 4||3rd week of July 2023|
|Reporting of candidates at the allotted Institutes||4th week of July 2023|
|Registration and choice filling of spot rounds by new candidates||1st week of August 2023|
|Seat allotment – spot round||1st week of August 2023|
|Reporting of candidates at the allotted Institutes||2nd week of August 2023|
The following are the tentative dates for DASA PG.
|Application form – release date||June 12, 2023|
|Last date to fill out the form||3rd week of June 2023|
|Last date for receipt (GRE / GMAT score) for round 1 and round 2||4th week of June 2023|
|Seat allotment – round 1||1st week of July 2023|
|Round 1 Confirmation||2nd week of July 2023|
|Seat allotment – round 2||2nd week of July 2023|
|Round 2 Confirmation||2nd week of July 2023|
|Reporting of candidates to allotted Institutes||3rd week of July 2023|
DASA 2023 Eligibility criteria
DASA requires the aspirants to meet a few eligibility criteria which ensures that the aspirant are eligible and deserving for DASA eligibility. Hence, DASA aspirants are required to look for the following criteria to ensure that they are eligible to sit for DASA.
Age limit Dasa 2023
Candidates born after 1st October 1998, are applicable for DASA UG. The dates must be mentioned on any official document of the candidate approved by the Government such as birth certificate, 10th or 12th marksheet, etc.
However, there are no age restrictions for the candidates who want to apply for DASA PG.
Persons of Indian Origin living abroad (POIs), Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf countries (CIWG), and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) are applicable for both DASA UG and DASA PG.
Educational Qualification for Dasa 2023
For DASA UG, the candidates are required to complete 10+2 or equivalent examinations recognized by the Association of Indian Universities. Along with this, the candidates are also required to clear their 10+2 with math and physics compulsorily and have any one of chemistry, biology, computer science, or biotechnology.
For DASA PG, Candidates must have passed a 4or 5-year UG course in Engineering/ technology or equivalent in a relevant major for M.Tech. / M.Arch./ M.Plan./ M.Des./ MURP and a UG degree for MBA from a recognized University.
Also Read: Difference Between DASA and CIWG Scheme
Qualifying Marks for Dasa 2023
For DASA, Candidate must have secured a minimum of 60% marks or 6.50 CGPA in the last qualifying examination.
For M.Tech./ M.Arch./ M.Plan./ M.Des.: Minimum 300 GRE Revised General Test Score ( Verbal + Quantitative) is required
For MBA: A minimum 480 GMAT test score is required
JEE Mains Score/Rank:
Candidates with JEE Main Rank.
Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG)/NRI have to clear JEE Main exam for admission through the DASA quota.
DASA: Documents Required for Application
|S.No||Documents to be Uploaded||Specifications|
· File Size: Maximum 100KB
· File Dimension: 3.5cm x 3.5cm
· File Format: JPG
· On a white background.
· File Size: Maximum 100KB
· File Format: JPG
Other Relevant Documents-
· Proof of Date of Birth
· Marksheet of 10th, 11th and 12th examination
· Certificate from School authorities as proof of completion of 11th & 12th standard or equivalent
· Proof of last 2 years of education in a foreign country in case of NRI
· Details & Proof of fee payment in case of payment of SWIFT transfer
· Color, black & white or grayscale.
· File Size: Maximum 500KB
· File Format: JPG
DASA: Application Form
DASA scheme aspirants who are eligible for the application can visit the official website of DASA to get access to the application form. DASA applicants are required to submit a fixed non-refundable amount along with a fees of 1st semester that will be refunded if the applicant fail to get any seats via DASA in any college/university.
Also Read: What is DASA scheme and eligibility criteria
DASA 2023: Fees Structure
The following is the fees structure of DASA UG 2023
|Admission Category||Registration Fee (Non -Refundable)||Tuition Fee (For First Semester only)||Total Amount paid along with the Application Form||In case the payment is done in INR, the total amount to be paid with the Application Form|
|CIWG||US $ 300||INR 62,500||US $ 1062||87,100|
|DASA (Non-SAARC)||US $ 300||US $ 4000||US $ 4300||3,52,600|
|DASA (SAARC)||US $ 300||US $ 2000||US $ 2300||1,88,600/-|
DASA Rank List
The DASA rank list will also be posted the official website. Through the candidate login, candidates may access the DASA UG 2023 rank list by entering their JEE Main application number and passcode. On the basis of JEE Main rankings, NTA will create a merit list for DASA UG applicants. It should be emphasized that only applicants who completed their applications by the deadline will be taken into account for the DASA 2023 rank list.
DASA 2023: Seat allotment/ Counseling
The final seat distribution for DASA will be based on the merit list and the choices made by the applicants when filling out the application. Four rounds of DASA seat allocation, including a unique online round, will be carried out by the authorities. As no personal emails will be issued to the applicants inviting them to attend the seat allocation stage, candidates are urged to keep an eye on the official website.
DASA 2023: Cut-off 2021
|Round 1||Click Here|
|Round 2||Click Here|
|Round 3||CIWG- Click Here|
Non-CIWG- Click Here
Institutes Participating in DASA
|S.No||Name of the Institute|
|1||National Institute of Technology, Agartala|
|2||Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad|
|3||National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh|
|4||Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal|
|5||National Institute of Technology, Calicut|
|6||National Institute of Technology, Delhi|
|7||National Institute of Technology, Durgapur|
|8||National Institute of Technology, Goa|
|9||National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur|
|10||Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur|
|11||National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar|
|12||National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur|
|13||National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra|
|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|
|18||National Institute of Technology, Puducherry|
|19||National Institute of Technology, Raipur|
|20||National Institute of Technology, Rourkela|
|21||National Institute of Technology, Sikkim|
|22||National Institute of Technology, Silchar|
|23||National Institute of Technology, Srinagar|
|24||Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat|
|25||National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal|
|26||National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli|
|27||National Institute of Technology, Warangal|
|28||National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya|
|29||National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand|
|30||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad|
|31||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur|
|32||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Chennai|
|33||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara|
|34||Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management,Gwalior|
|35||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati|
|36||Indian Institute of Information Technology Lucknow|
|37||Indian Institute of Information Technology Sri City|
|38||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Una|
|39||Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur|
|40||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam|
|41||Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Sonepat|
|42||School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal|
|43||School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi|
|44||School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada|
|45||PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh|
|46||Delhi Technological University, Delhi|
|47||Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi|
|48||Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Punjab|
|49||National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand|
|50||Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar|
|51||National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad|
|52||Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology Delhi|
|53||Tezpur University, Assam|
|54||Indian Maritime University|
|55||Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir|
|56||The University Institute of Engineering of Technology (UIET), Punjab University, Chandigarh|
|57||The University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology(UICET), Punjab University, Chandigarh|
|58||UIET Panjab University Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre (UIET PUSSRC), Hoshiarpur|
DASA Quota Reservations
The authorities reserve 5% supernumerary seats (within 15% of supernumerary DASA Quota) for Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf. It means 1/3rd seats from DASA quota is reserved for CIWG.
Countries under CIWG are:
7. Saudi Arabia
8. United Arab Emirates
Ques. What is DASA?
Ans: DASA is also known as Direct Admission For Students Abroad. DASA is a scheme started by the MEO (Ministry of Education) by the Government of India (GOI) for admission to several undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Meanwhile making the aspirants applicable for admission to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs), and other premier technical Institutions in India.
Ques. Can Indian students apply for DASA 2023?
Ans: No, for DASA only for POIs, NRIs, CIWG, and OCI.
Ques. What are the reservation criteria for DASA UG 2023?
Ans: A total of 15% of seats fall under the DASA quota, of which 5% are set aside for CIWGs (Children of Indian Workers in Gulf nations). United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and Oman are among the nations covered by CIWG.
Ques. How many institutes I can select in the choice filling round of DASA?
Ans: For DASA, There are no such restrictions in the choice filling round for the number of institutes.