DASA 2022

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DASA - Direct Admission of Students Abroad

DASA is an admission scheme by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development for Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin/ Non-Resident Indians/ Overseas Citizens of India to get admission into engineering, architecture design, and Management courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The admission is given on the basis of JEE’s Main ranks. Let’s read more about the DASA exam!

DASA Direct Admission of Students Abroad
Course streams Engineering, architecture design, and Management courses
Level of Study Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Application Mode Online
Application Fee Rs.300/-
Official Website www.dasanit.org
Admission Exam JEE main
Participant Colleges 50+
Contact No. /Helpline No. +91-08242474085

What is DASA Test

Direct Admission of Students Abroad, or DASA. Under the DASA programme, students from NRI, PIO, OCI, and other countries are eligible for admission to NITs and IIITs based on their JEE Main scores.

DASA 2022 Important Dates

No official notification regarding the DASA has been released on the official website. Here are the tentative dates for DASA 2022:


Events Dates (Tentative)
Commencement of Application form 1st week of April
Last Date for Registration 2nd week of June
Final date for receipt of Subject Test Scores 2nd week of June
1st round seat allotment 4th week of June
1st round confirmation 4th week of June
2nd round seat allotment 4th week of June
2nd round confirmation 1st week of July
3rd round seat allotment 2nd week of July
3rd round confirmation 2nd week of July
Choice filling & new registration 2nd week of July
4th round seat allotment 3rd week of July
4th round confirmation 3rd week of July
All rounds reporting by applicants to the allotted institute 4th week of July
Choice filling & registration of spot round by new applicants 1st week of August
Spot round vacant seats & spot round allotment 1st week of August
Reporting to the allotted institute by the applicant of spot round 2nd week of August


Events Dates (Tentative)
Commencement of Application form 3rd week of April
Last Date to Submit the application form 3rd week of June
Last date receipt (GRE/ GMAT score) for round 1 & 2 4th week of June
1st round seat allotment 1st week of July
1st round confirmation 2nd week of July
2nd round seat allotment 2nd week of July
2nd round confirmation 2nd week of July
Reporting to the allotted institute 3rd week of July

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DASA Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for DASA applicants must always check if they are eligible for the program. It is mandatory to match the eligibility criteria for all applicants.

DASA eligibility criteria for Undergraduate course

Nationality NRI/ PIO/ OCI
Education Qualification Cleared  intermediate or equivalent level from recognized board/university
Compulsory Subjects Mathematics & Physics and any one from Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology or Computer Science.
Age Criteria Born on or after 1st October 1996.
Marks/ Percentage 60% 

DASA Eligibility for Postgraduate Course

Educational Qualification Engineering degree
Marks/ Percentage 60%
Nationality Foreign Nationals/ PIOs/ OCIs
Age Limit No age limit
GRE / GMAT Exam score Minimum 300 / Minimum 480
Marks/ Percentage 60%

*Students who are in the final year of their school/ university are also eligible for applying at DASA

Documents Required

  1. Passport of the applicant*
  2. Proof of Date of birth
  3. Marksheet of classes 10,11,12 with a certificate from the school of completion of these classes

For Candidates Under CIWG

  1. Copy of parent’s passport working in the Gulf region
  2. Copy of parent’s visa/ work permit.
  3. Certificate of organization/company parent is working for.

*Candidates of Nepal can submit the residential proof in case they don’t have a passport.

DASA 2022 Application Process

  1. The application form is available on the official website.
  2. Create your account, fill in your email id, and create your password.
  3. Use the login details and log into your account.
  4. Register yourself & fill in the required details.
  5. Choose the courses and institutes in order of preference
  6. Upload scanned photo and signature.
  7. To complete the application process pay the application fee
  8. Take a hard copy of your application.

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DASA 2022 Fee Structure

Category Fees in INR (Tuition 1 year)  Fees in US dollars (Tuition 1 year)
CIWG 62,500 $859
DASA (Non- SAARC) ₹2,90,811 $4000
DASA (SAARAC) 1,45,389 $2000

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DASA Fee Payment Process

Applicants can pay the fees through SWIFT transfer, E-Payment or NEFT/RTGS.

  1. SWIFT Transfer Details
Account with Institution DASA-2022
Account Number 510101006781570
Bank Address Vishwa Kamala Building, Mani Road,
Baikampady , Karnataka 575010, India
Swift Code CORPINBB133
Remittance Information Fee For DASA 2022 UG CourseApplicant IDApplicant NamePassport no. & country
  1. E- payment Details
  • Applicants can pay the fee with a debit/credit card or through net banking
  • NITK Surathkal has an online portal that applicants can access to pay the fees
  • After the successful payment, the fees is highlighted on the application form
  • All applicants must note down the transaction ID for future reference
  1. Details of NEFT/RTGS
Account Type Current Account
Account Number 16284 (Fixed) + Applicant ID
IFSC Code CORP0000633

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DASA Application Fee

The application fee is Rs. 300 /- for the General category and Foreign Nationals of SAARC Countries. Application Fees can be paid through debit/ credit card or through swift transfer.

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DASA 2022 Seat Allotment

  • The seat allotment & merit list of eligible candidates are prepared based on exam scores in JEE mains of applicants.
  • NTA (National Testing Agency) prepares a separate list of students eligible for DASA 2022
  • The applicants receive priority based on their rank on the list. The applicant that is higher on the list has a higher chance of getting his/her preferred institute/university/ course.
  • The seat allotment process is the same for all the rounds.
  • All applicants must have a student visa issued by Indian Mission Abroad that applies to their category.
  • All applicants should visit the NTA & JEE website for the latest updates.

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DASA Seat Quota

5% seats are reserved for  Children of Indian Workers in Gulf (CIWG). CIWG Countries are 

  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. Bahrain
  3. Oman
  4. Iran
  5. Kuwait
  6. Qatar
  7. Iraq
  8. United Arab Emirates

Applicants who are reserved under the CIWG category & eligible for admission in NITs and IIEST Shibpur have to pay Rs 1,25,000 per annum as their tuition fee. 

Applicants that are not eligible for NITs and IIEST Shibpur have to pay an equal amount of tuition fee as Indian applicants.

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Top Colleges Participating in DASA

Some of the top institutes around the country are a part of DASA 2022. Let’s check the top institutes participating in DASA:

Top NIT college articipating in DASA

  • National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Tripura
  • National Institute of Technology, Goa
  • National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana
  • National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Karnataka
  • National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand
  • Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  • National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal
  • Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • National Institute of Technology, Manipur
  • National Institute of Technology, Sikkim

Top IIITs college Participating in DASA

  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, UP
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  • Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Sonepat
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur, MP
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam

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Top Schools of Planning and Architecture Participating in DASA

  • School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
  • School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
  • School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada

Other Technical Universities Participating in DASA

  • Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigarh
  • Delhi Technological University, Delhi
  • National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad
  • Netaji Subhas University of Technology Delhi
  • Tezpur University, Assam
  • Indian Maritime University
  • Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, New Delhi
  • Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka
  • School of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • SantLongowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Punjab

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What is the minimum required GMAT score for the DASA PG course?

The minimum GMAT score is 480.

Is DASA an entrance exam?

No, DASA is an admission scheme through this applicants can be admitted to college/university based on their JEE main rank.

What are the minimum marks required in class 12 for DASA admission?

Applicants must have scored 60% marks.

Are SAT scores considered in DASA?

Previously admission was based on the applicant’s SAT score. After the changes, the applicant is eligible and considered for admission based on their JEE Main rank.

Applicants from Dubai belong to the CIWG category?

Dubai is a city in UAE and UAE is under the CIWG category.

This was all about DASA. We hope this blog was useful. For more information & updates regarding DASA keep checking the website. The dates will be released soon. For more such important content, follow Leverage Edu!

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