DASA Admission 2017– Direct Admission of Students Abroad 2017 (DASA Admission 2017) is a scheme of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India for Admissions to Premier Institutions of India. Under Direct Admission of Students Abroad Scheme admissions to various UG programmes of premier Institutes of India will be coordinated by Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) Nagpur India for the year 2017-18. For admission through DASA Scheme 2017, Candidate must have valid SAT test scores.
DASA Admission 2017 – UG Admission
Based on DASA Scheme admission is offered for Undergraduate programmes in Engineering/Architecture for the Academic year 2017-18 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.
DASA Admission 2017
Application Form for DASA UG 2017 can be accessible from official website or through direct link given above in “Quick Link” table. Application Form is started from 01 Apr 2017. Before going to apply candidates must ensure their eligibility criteria and all other details carefully. VNIT Nagpur is conducting authority for DASA 2017.
Only applicants born on or after October 01, 1992 are eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board / University Certificate [Class X or equivalent] or any certificate issued by the Government authorities only will be taken as authentic.
Applicant must have passed the qualifying examination, i.e. Senior Secondary [10+2] or equivalent from any system of education as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities(www.aiuweb.org).
Applicant should have completed successfully Mathematics, Physics and one of the subjects from (Chemistry, Bio-technology, Computer Science, Biology) in 11thAND / OR 12th, as applicable in the respective boards.
Applicant must have secured a minimum of at least 60% aggregate marks (average of all subjects of qualifying examination taken together) or 6.50 CGPA (on a 10 point scale) or equivalent in the qualifying examination. In case, CGPA on a different scale is awarded OR if only grades are awarded, percentage / CGPA equivalence provided by the principal examination authorities will only be considered. Applicants appearing for the qualifying examination with the above-mentioned subjects in the academic year 2016-17 and expecting their final results latest by September 15, 2017 may also apply.
Applicant should have a minimum total valid score of 1800 in SAT Subject Tests (Subjects: Mathematics Level 2, Physics and Chemistry). SAT subject test score has to be sent directly through College Board to VNIT Nagpur (Institute Code: 7035). Internet downloaded score cards are not acceptable. Applicants at the time of registration for SAT Subject Tests should indicate Institute code 7035 for sending their scores to VNIT Nagpur. Applicants who have taken multiple attempts in SAT Subject Tests can send valid score to VNIT Nagpur directly through College Board, USA. The best valid score in each subject will be considered for arriving at the total score which will be used for merit list preparation. SAT Subject Test scores received till 12 th June, 2017 only will be considered for preparation of merit lists for Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3.
DASA Merit List 2017
A merit list of all the eligible applicants would be drawn on the basis of total SAT Subject Test scores only. Only those applicants whose valid SAT Subject Test scores have been received by VNIT Nagpur, on or before 12 Jun 2017 directly from College Board, will be considered for merit list preparation and seat allotment.
Seat Allotment Process
Seat allotment will be strictly based on valid SAT Subject Test scores and the choices given by the applicant in the order of their merit and priority taken together.
Consideration of SAT Subject Test Scores
Only those applicants whose valid SAT subject test scores have been received by VNIT Nagpur directly from College Board would be considered for the preparation of merit list subject to their satisfying all other requirements. In case of applicants who have made multiple attempts, the best of the valid individual subject scores communicated by College Board will be used to compute the total SAT subject test scores.
Preparation of Merit List
A merit list of all the eligible applicants would be drawn on the basis of total SAT Subject Test scores only. Only those applicants, whose valid SAT Subject Test scores have been received by VNIT Nagpur, on or before June 12, 2017 directly from College Board, will be considered for merit list preparation and seat allotment. If the SAT Subject Test scores (total) of two or more applicants are same, the inter se merit of such applicant shall be determined as follows:
- By Marks obtained in SAT Subject Test for Mathematics Level 2 followed by Physics. In case the tie is not broken by the above consideration then the date of birth of the applicants will be compared and older applicant will be given higher merit.
- The decision of DASA 2017 Core Committee in this regard shall be final and binding on all concerned
Seats remaining vacant after the internal sliding in respective Institutes will be displayed on the DASA 2017 website on July 28, 2017. Applicants who have not got any allotment in the earlier rounds and those who were not eligible for allotment in the earlier rounds and have become eligible later can register for Spot round. Applicants who have declined their allotments or withdrawn/cancelled their applications are eligible to re-register for Spot round after paying a re-registration Fee of US$ 300 (US Dollars Three hundred only). Applicants who have got admitted to the allotted Institute have to withdraw their admission before internal sliding if they would like to participate in Spot Round. New applicants who meet the academic and residential eligibility requirements are also eligible to apply. Interested applicants who wish to participate in this Spot round must send SAT scores through College Board to VNIT Nagpur (Institute Code 7035 ) so as to reach VNIT Nagpur on or before July 31, 2017. Valid SAT subject test scores of SAT subject tests administered by College Board prior to July 28, 2017 will be considered for Spot Round.
The online portal will be opened for modifying choices and payment of required fees for registered & eligible applicants from July 29, 2017 to July 31, 2017. The fees can be paid either through SWIFT Transfer or E-payment only. For making online payment (particularly For applicants making payment through SWIFT transfer), it is advised that the payment should be initiated at least three days (or even earlier if needed) before the closing date of online application to ensure the payment reaches DASA account before the closing date of online application. In case, the payment does not reach to the DASA account before the closing date due to any delays in the process, DASA will not be responsible and such applicants will not be considered for seat allocation. Spot round is likely to be conducted on August 2, 2017. Please note that applicants who meet all the eligibility requirements of DASA 2017 and have all required original documents should only participate in this SPOT admission round. Those applicants provisionally selected for admission through the Spot round would have to report for admission in allotted Institutes between August 3, 2017 and August 7, 2017. Applicants who are allotted a seat in Spot round as per their choices and do not accept the allotment (decline or no response within the prescribed time limit) will not be eligible for any refund.