DASA Scheme 2023 Application Form, Dates, Counselling, Selection Procedure, etc.

DASA stands for Direct Admission for Students Abroad which is a scheme launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to facilitate foreign students, NRIs, PIO Cardholder, Indian Origin national, etc. for admission into premium institutes in India for Undergraduate and Post Graduate programs. In this article, we will discuss DASA Scheme 2023 Application Form, Dates, Counselling, Selection Procedure, etc.

Eligibility Criteria for DASA Scheme

The following are the eligibility criteria for DASA Scheme-

  • For Undergraduate course, only Science stream class 11th and 12th with Physics and mathematics as compulsory subject are eligible with other subjects as biology, chemistry, bio-technology, or computer science
  • The candidate is required to have a minimum of 60% marks in the qualifying examination aggregated
  • From 2021 onwards, the candidates must participate in the JEE Mains examination and based on the rank the candidates will be provided with the admission

DASA Scheme Important Dates 2023

EventsImportant Dates
Release of DASA UG 2023 Online Application FormTo be notified
Final Date to Submit Application Form of DASA UG 2023To be notified
DASA rank list 2023To be notified
Edit Window open for submitted Registration formsTo be notified
Fee payment, choice filling and final submissionTo be notified
Round 1 – DASA UG Seat Allotment 2023To be notified
Confirmation of candidates who have been allotted seats in Round 1To be notified
Round 2 – DASA UG 2023 Seat AllotmentTo be notified
Confirmation of candidates who have been allotted seats in Round 2To be notified
Round 3 – Seat AllotmentTo be notified
Confirmation of candidates who have been allotted seats in Round 3To be notified
Physical reporting to allotted Institutes for admission by candidates who have been allotted a seat in Rounds 1, 2 and 3.To be notified
Internal SlidingTo be notified
Announcement of vacant seat matrix for Special RoundTo be notified
Special Round – New Registrations and Choice RefillingTo be notified
Special Round DASA allotmentTo be notified
Reporting to allotted institutes by candidates who have been allotted a seat in Special RoundTo be notified

Type of scheme

DASA scheme comes with different categories of schemes depending on the country from where the application has been registered. The following are the category of the DASA scheme-

CIWG Category

CIWG stands for Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries. As the name suggests, here all the children whose parents are from Gulf countries can apply and study. The following are the list of CIWG countries-

  • Bahrain
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates

Candidates applying under the CIWG categories have seat reserved under this scheme and also, the fee will far lesser in comparison to the category candidates.

DASA Non-SAARC Category

The candidates who do not belong to the CIWG or SAARC category will be automatically treated as the Non-SAARC category. The admission process is similar in this case as well, the only difference being the fee structure.


SAARC stands for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) which is a list of countries that have agreed to corporate to encourage regional development. One of the aspects is educational development. Nationals of these countries as well as Indian working here can take admission into the Premium Universities in India by DASA scheme. The following are the list of SAARC countries-

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Pakistan

Fee structure of DASA

The following are the fee structures of DASA scheme-

Admission CategoryTuition Fee for first semesterApplication FeeTotal Fee Conversion in INR
CIWGRs.62,500/-USD $300/-Rs.83,800/-
DASA Non-SAARCUSD $4000/-USD $300/-Rs.3,05,300/-
DASA SAARCUSD $2000/-USD $300/-Rs.1,63,300/-

DASA Scheme 2023 Application Form

The following are the application form for DASA Scheme-

  • Visit the official website of DASA and create an account in the website
  • Now, login to the website using your login credential
  • After logging in, navigate to the DASA application form link and a form will appear
  • Fill the form with relevant details like name, current living country, JEE Mains application number, etc.
  • After filling the details, you’ll have to upload the documents mentioned below followed by making payment of the application fee
  • After making the payment, make sure to take the printout of the application fee and payment receipt for future use

Documents Required for DASA Scheme

The following are the documents required for DASA Scheme-

  • Applicant’s Passport (Nationals of Nepal who does not have a passport, the copy of Authenticated Citizenship Card has to be submitted*)
  • Proof of Date of Birth (Secondary Education Board / University Certificate [Class X or equivalent] or any certificate issued by the Government authorities)
  • Mark Sheet of 10th, 11th and 12th (or) Equivalent examination(s)
  • Certificate from School authorities (in the format given in Appendix-II on the letterhead of the school) as proof of completion of 11th and 12th Standard or equivalent
  • Proof of last 2 years of education in the foreign country in case of NRI (School leaving certificate/Mark sheets/Study Certificate as in appendix IV)
  • Details and proof of fee payment in case of payment by SWIFT transfer

DASA Application Fee

The application fee for DASA candidates is USD $300/- which can be paid online using a credit/debit card, UPI, Net Banking, etc.

DASA Scheme Admission Process

The admission through DASA will be based on the merit list prepared by evaluating the applicant’s performance in the JEE Mains examination. Based on the marks obtained in the mains examination, the candidates will be offered colleges. The college releases a cut-off ranking or marks and you’ll have to fall in that ranking category to take admission into the college.

After confirming the cut-off marks, you’ll have to apply for that college counseling session and there you can initiate your college admission process by submitting your documents for verification.

DASA UG Participating Institutes 2023

The following are the list of participating institutes in the DASA scheme-

  • National Institute of Technology, Agartala
  • Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
  • National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
  • National Institute of Technology, Calicut
  • National Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
  • National Institute of Technology, Goa
  • National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur
  • Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
  • National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar
  • National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur
  • National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
  • National Institute of Technology, Manipur
  • National Institute of Technology, Mizoram
  • Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
  • National Institute of Technology, Patna
  • National Institute of Technology, Puducherry
  • National Institute of Technology, Raipur
  • National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
  • National Institute of Technology, Sikkim
  • National Institute of Technology, Silchar
  • National Institute of Technology, Srinagar
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat
  • National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
  • National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
  • National Institute of Technology, Warangal
  • National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya
  • National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Chennai
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management,Gwalior
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Sri City
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Una
  • Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam
  • Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Sonepat
  • School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
  • School of Planning and 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 and Technology, Longowal, Punjab
  • National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  • Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar
  • National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad
  • Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Tezpur University, Assam
  • Indian Maritime University
  • Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir
  • The University Institute of Engineering of Technology (UIET), Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • The University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology(UICET), Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • UIET Panjab University Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre (UIET PUSSRC), Hoshiarpur

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