DASA 2024 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Counselling

DASA stands for Direct Admission of Students Abroad, a specialized scheme for Indian Citizens living outside of India, Foreign Students, Person of Indian Origin living abroad (POIs), Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf (CIWG), and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) who wants to study in India. This scheme was launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, for several UG and PG courses. In this article, we will discuss DASA 2024 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Counselling, etc.

DASA 2024 Important Dates

UG Course:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Commencement of Application form1st week of April
Last Date for Registration2nd week of June
Final date for receipt of Subject Test Scores2nd week of June
1st round seat allotment4th week of June
1st round confirmation4th week of June
2nd round seat allotment4th week of June
2nd round confirmation1st week of July
3rd round seat allotment2nd week of July
3rd round confirmation2nd week of July
Choice filling & new registration2nd week of July
4th round seat allotment3rd week of July
4th round confirmation3rd week of July
All rounds reporting by applicants to the allotted institute4th week of July
Choice filling & registration of spot round by new applicants1st week of August
Spot round vacant seats & spot round allotment1st week of August
Reporting to allotted institute by applicant of spot round2nd week of August

PG Course:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Commencement of Application form3rd week of April
Last Date to Submit the application form3rd week of June
Last date receipt (GRE/ GMAT score) for round 1 & 24th week of June
1st round seat allotment1st week of July
1st round confirmation2nd week of July
2nd round seat allotment2nd week of July
2nd round confirmation2nd week of July
Reporting to the allotted institute3rd week of July

DASA 2024 Courses Offered

The following are the courses offered by DASA scheme of Government of India-

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electronics System Engineering
  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Physics
  • Food Technology
  • Food Processing and Technology
  • Mathematics and Computing
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Production Engineering
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Polymer Science & Chemical Technology
  • Petrol Engineering
  • Textile Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • MBA in various Discipline

DASA 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for DASA 2024-

Candidate must belong to the category-NRI / PIO / OCI

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For UG Course

  • Candidate must qualify with a HSS/intermediate or equivalent exams from any recognized board or university with subjects like Mathematics & Physics subject & any one from Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology or Computer Science and a minimum score at least 60 percent or 50 CGPA marks (on a 10-point scale)
  • Candidate appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible
  • Candidate must be born on the dare or after October 1, 1996

For PG Courses

  • For UG Engineering programmes, candidate must hold a 4-5 years of graduate degree with a minimum score of at least 60 percent points, or 50 (CGPA)

For M.Tech / M.Arch / M.Des / M.Plan

  • Candidate should have scored a total of 300 GRE (Quantitative + Verbal) Revised General Tests.


  • Candidate must have scored at least 480 GMAT MBA Test scores

DASA 2024 Application Form

The application form of DASA 2024 can be filled online. You can follow these steps to fill the application form- 

  • Visit the official website of DASA by following this link- https://dasanit.org/
  • Now select whether the course option you want- UG or PG
  • After selection of the course the screen will be redirected to a form online
  • Once the application form is opened, you have filled the application form with correct details like name, address, etc.
  •  After filling the form, uploading the scanned copy of the required documents must be done
  • Now payment window will open, Submit the application processing fee using Debit/ Credit Card, UPI etc.
  • Take a print out of the application form and the payment status for future use

Documents required for DASA 2024 Application Form

The following are the documents that are necessary for filling the application form-

  • Scanned signature of applicant in JPG format
  • Scanned copies of relevant documents
  • Class 10th, 11th, and 12th mark-sheet
  • Class 10th, 11th, and 12th certificate
  • Applicants Passport
  • Date of Birth proof
  • Proof of last 2 years of education in a foreign country in case of NRI
  • Latest passport size photograph in JPG format

Required Documents Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG) category

  • Copy of Parent’s visa.
  • Copy of the passport of the parent working in the gulf.
  • Certificate from the company/organization as proof that the parent is working in the gulf country
  • Copy of Parent’s Work Permit (If any)
  • 12th standard or equivalent is not completed yet, the candidate has to give an undertaking in the online application.

DASA 2024 Application Fee

The application fee for DASA is as follows-

CategoryRegistration Fee1st Semester (Tuition fee)Total Fee
General categoryUS $ 30US $ 4000US $ 4030
Foreign National of SAARC countriesUS $ 300US $ 2000US $ 2300

DASA 2024 Participating Institutes

The following are the participating institutes in DASA scheme-

S.NoParticipating Institutes
National Institute of Technology (NITs)
1National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh
2National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Tripura
3Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
4Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
5National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala
6National Institute of Technology Hamirpur
7National Institute of Technology, Delhi
8National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal
9Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat
10National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
11Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
12National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
13National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana
14Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
15National Institute of Technology, Patna, Bihar
16National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab
17National Institute of Technology, Puducherry
18National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Orissa
19National Institute of Technology, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
20National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Karnataka
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)
21ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
22Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu
23Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Central Universities, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, and SPAs
24University of Allahabad, Allahabad, UP
25Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar
26Central University of Rajasthan
27Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Punjab
28Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam
29National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand
30Central University of Haryana, Jant Pali, Mahendra Nagar, Haryana
31Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar, MP
32School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada
33School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal

DASA Selection Process

The selection will be based on merit list prepared by marks scored in entrance examination. The selection for Undergraduate programs will be made in 4 rounds while PG will be selected in 2 rounds. For each round a different merit list will be prepared and the candidate who does not confirm their seat will not be considered on 2nd and 3rd round. Similarly, for PG course, merit list of round-1 will be used to provide admission and a new merit list will be prepared.

The admission will be based on the national level entrance examination for admission into institutes like JEE Mains, GATE, GMAT etc. The application form of entrance examination can be filled by the candidate under DASA scheme and the documents required by the candidates are slightly different for students seeking admission under DASA scheme. The following are the national level-entrance examination required by the candidates to clear in order to get admission into the desired university-

Undergraduate Courses

B.Tech/BE: JEE Mains and JEE Advance

B.Arch: NATA

Postgraduate Courses

M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Des/M.Plan.Tech: GATE


DASA Counselling

Counselling is where the candidates who have passed the entrance examination seek admission in the eligible college. Counselling session is organised by the university to invite the candidates for admission. In this event, you have to visit the venue on the notified date with the necessary documents. You have to select the university campus that you want to choose however the availability of the college also depends on the merit and confirm your seat.

Documents Required for Counselling

The following are the document that you have to carry when visiting the counselling session-

  • Class 10th, 11th, and 12th mark-sheet
  • Class 10th, 11th, and 12th certificate
  • Applicants Passport
  • Date of Birth proof
  • Proof of last 2 years of education in a foreign country in case of NRI
  • Latest passport size photograph

Required Documents Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG) category

  • Copy of Parent’s visa.
  • Copy of the passport of the parent working in the gulf.
  • Certificate from the company/organization as proof that the parent is working in the gulf country
  • Copy of Parent’s Work Permit (If any)
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