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A brief on DASA UG 2020:

Undergraduate engineering admissions to foreign nationals, Non-Resident Indian (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) is offered through DASA UG . The admission process of DASA UG will be conducted by Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) Nagpur. DASA UG is the pathway for B.Tech admissions into the NITs, IIITs, SPAs and other Centrally Funded & Premier Technical Institutes for candidates who have foreign based qualifications. The online application form of DASA UG will be available tentatively in the first week of April . The candidates will have to submit their SAT Subject Test Scores tentatively before the second week of June . The merit list for admissions will be prepared based on the SAT score submitted by the candidates directly through the college board. The DASA UG allotment process will be held online and in three rounds. All eligible candidates will be allotted according to his/her SAT scores and preferred institutes. A special round of allotment will be conducted if required. There are around 45 participating institutes under DASA UG exam. Read the full article to know about the important dates, eligibility, application process, allotment session and more of DASA UG .

Quick Facts of DASA UG 2020

Events Overview
Name of Admission Process Direct Admission of Students Abroad
Commonly Known As DASA
Conducting Institute Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) Nagpur
Duration of Course 4 Years
Participating Institutes NITs, IIITs, SPAs and other Centrally Funded & Premier Technical Institutes.
Mode of Application Online

DASA UG 2020 Important Dates


DASA 2020  Dates
DASA 2020 online registration starts on 1st week of Apr 2020
The first round of seat allotment Last week of Jun 2020
The second round of seat allotment Last week of Jun 2020
The third round of seat allotment 1st week of Jul 2020
The fourth round of seat allotment 3rd week of Jul 2020
Reporting to allotted Institutes by candidates who have been selected Last week of Jul 2020
Spot Round 1st week of Aug 2020

Aerospace EngineeringProgrammes Offered though DASA UG 2020

  • 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

DASA UG 2020 Eligibility Criteria

All candidates will be required to meet the decided eligibility criteria of DASA UG for admissions. Various eligibility factors such as age, academics, residential details and more has to be satisfied by the candidates before registering themselves.

  • Age: The candidates who are born on or after October 1, 1993 will be eligible for admissions.
  • Residential Requirement: All foreign national studying in any country including India or Indian nationals studying abroad will be eligible for admissions. The Indian nationals should have studied atleast five years (inclusive of 11thand 12th standard or equivalent and not beyond) in a foreign country during the last eight years and must have passed the qualification examination from abroad.
  • Academic Eligibility: The candidates should have passed their qualifying examination i.e., 10+2 or equivalent from any system of education as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities. The subjects of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/Biotechnology/Computer Science/Biology should have been studied by the candidates during their 11thand 12th Those candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination with the above mentioned subjects in the academic year 2017-18 and are expecting their results to be released by September 15, will also be eligible for admission.
  • Marks Required: Should have secured a minimum of atleast 60% aggregate marks or 6.50 CGPA (on a 10 point scale) in the qualifying examination.
  • SAT Scores: The candidates should have scored a minimum total valid score of 1800 in SAT Subject Tests (Subjects: Mathematics Level 2, Physics and Chemistry). The scores has to be sent directly through college board to VNIT Nagpur.

15% seats through DASA are reserved for Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf Countries (CIWG). The eligibility criteria for CIWG will be the same as that of NRIs. The applicants under this category will have to submit their proof of either parent working in a gulf country (passport of the parent working in the gulf/parent’s visa/parent’s work permit/certificate from the organization the parent is working at). The countries under CIWG are – Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.

 DASA UG 2020 Application Form

The admission authorities will be releasing the online application form of DASA UG tentatively from the first week of April . All candidates will be required to register themselves for the admission process. The last date for the submission of filled DASA UG application form will be tentatively in the second week of June . The given steps can be followed by the candidates to fill the online DASA UG application form :

Step 1 – Registration

Step 2 – Filling the Application Form

Step 3 – Payment of Application Fees

Step 4 – Submission of Filled Application Form

Step 1 – Registration

The first steps is registration. The candidates can follow the listed steps to successfully register themselves and fill the online application form of DASA UG :

  • The candidates will have to read the eligibility criteria and select “I Agree”
  • Valid email ID has to be submitted by the candidates.
  • Applicant ID will be displayed on the screen. The same will also be sent to the registered email ID.
  • The candidates will have to create a password.
  • The registration process will be completed after the password is created.
  • The applicant ID and password has to be kept for future reference.

Step 2 – Filling the Application Form

Next, the candidates will have to submit their personal and academic information in the online application form of DASA UG . Using the registered email ID and password, the candidates will have to login and fill the required details.

Personal Details

  • Name of the applicant
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Residential Eligibility
  • Citizenship
  • Country in which 11thstandard is completed
  • Country in which 12thstandard is completed
  • Name of the parent/guardian
  • Relationship with applicants

Uploading of Scanned Documents: The photograph, signature and other required documents have to be uploaded in the application form according to the specifications mentioned below:

 Specifications for Scanned Documents

S.No Documents to be Uploaded Specifications
1 Photograph The passport size photograph should be recent.

File Size: Maximum 100KB

File Dimension: 3.5cm x 3.5cm

File Format: JPG/JPEG

2 Signature The signature should have been written on a white background.

File Size: Maximum 100KB

File Format: JPG/JPEG

3 Other Relevant Documents The scanned documents can be colour, black and white or gray scale.

File Size: Maximum 500KB


The other relevant documents are:

·         Passport

·         Proof of Date of Birth

·         Mark Sheet of 10th, 11th and 12th examination

·         Proof of completion of 11th and 12th standard or equivalent.

·         Proof of fee payment in case of payment of SWIFT transfer

Contact Details Outside India

  • Address
  • City, State/Province/Region
  • Postal/ZIP Code
  • Country
  • Mobile/Phone

Contact Details in India (if any)

  • Address
  • City, State/Province/Region
  • Postal/ZIP Code
  • Country
  • Mobile/Phone

Passport Details

  • Passport Number
  • Place of Issue
  • Name of the Issuing Country
  • Date of Issue
  • Validity Date

Qualifying Examination Details

  • Year of Qualifying
  • Name of Examination
  • Name of Board/University
  • Name of School/College
  • Result of Qualifying Examination
  • Subject wise Result
  • Marking Method
  • Obtained Marks
  • Maximum Marks
  • Percentage

Bank Account Details for Refund

  • Bank Account Number
  • Name of Account Holder
  • Address of Account Holder
  • Country of Account Holder
  • Beneficiary Bank Name
  • Beneficiary Bank Address
  • Beneficiary Bank Swift Code
  • Beneficiary Bank IBAN No.
  • Intermediary Bank Name
  • Intermediary Bank Address
  • Intermediary SWIFT Code
  • Bank IFSC Code (if bank account is in India)
  • Other Relevant Information (if any)

Step 3 – Payment of Application Fees

The candidates will be able to pay the application fees through two methods – SWIFT transfer or E-Payment. Along with the application fees, the candidates will also have to pay the first semester tuition fee. Credit card or debit card can be used by the candidates for E-Payment. A transaction ID will be generated after the successful transaction. If the candidates are not allotted seats or withdraws the application before a specific time, then his/her tuition fees will be refunded.

Application Fees of DASA UG 2020

S.No Category of the Applicants Application Fees (in US Dollars)
1 General US$ 4300
2 Foreign Nationals belonging to SAARC Countries US$ 2300

DASA UG 2020 Merit List

The admission authorities will be preparing the merit list of DASA UG which will be announced in online mode. DASA UG merit list will consist of those candidates who are eligible for admission based on their total SAT Subject Test scores which were received by VNIT Nagpur. Only those candidates who have submitted their SAT score directly through the college board will be eligible for the counselling and seat allotment process.

If a situation arises where two or more candidates have scored the same SAT Subject Test scores, then the following process will be used to determine the inter se merit:

  • Marks obtained in SAT Subject Test for Mathematics Level 2 followed by Physics.
  • If the tie is still not broken, then the candidate who is older in age will be given preference over the younger one.

DASA UG 2020 Cutoff

The cutoff of DASA UG will be released by the concerned authorities. The candidates will be able to check the SAT score cutoff for allotment of seats into the participating institutes of DASA UG . The cutoff will be different for CIWG and Non-CIWG candidates. The candidates will also have to note that the cutoff for each institute and course will also be different.

DASA UG 2020 Seat Allotment

All of the candidates who are present in the released merit list will be eligible for the counselling and seat allotment of DASA UG . The allotment process will be held in online mode. No individual allotment letter/email will be sent to the candidates who are successfully allotted seats in the participating institutes. DASA UG seat allotment will be done based on the SAT scores of the candidates and his/her filled choices. The allotted candidates will have the option of either accepting the allotted seat or upgradation. The choice has to be confirmed within the specified time. If the candidates fail to confirm their choice then he/she will be disqualified. Following the conclusion of the three allotment sessions, the candidates will have to report at their allotted institute for admission. For confirmation of admission, verification of documents and medical fitness test will be conducted by the admission authorities.

DASA UG 2020 Participating Institutes

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 School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
34 School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
35 School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada
37 PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh
38 Delhi Technological University, Delhi
39 Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
40 Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Punjab
41 National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand
42 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar
43 National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad
44 Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology Delhi
45 Tezpur University, Assam
46 Indian Maritime University

Contact Details:

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur

South Ambazari Road, Nagpur, Maharashtra – 440010

Website: www.vnit.ac.in


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