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DASA 2022: Application Form, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Important Exam Dates, Result, Syllabus, Counselling

DASA stands for Direct Admission of Students Abroad. This is a special scheme launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, for several UG and PG courses.

This scheme is specially designed for the Foreign Students, Person of Indian Origin living in abroad (POIs), Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Children of Indian Workers in the Gulf (CIWG), and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).

Qualifying DASA helps the students join up in India’s top-rated engineering, architecture, designing and management institutions for Under Graduate Courses like Engineering, B.Tech and Post Graduate courses like M.Tech and MBA.

The Institutions functioning under DASA are NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, DTU, SPA and many other government institutions of India offering the degree of B.Tech/M.Tech/MBA.

So, if you wish to travel back to India and get your UG/PG degree from India’s Top notch engineering or management colleges; read the full article.

In this article, students will find every important detail regarding DASA 2022, Application Form, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Important Exam Dates, Result, Syllabus, Counselling.

DASA 2022 Overview

Name of Exam DASA
Full-FormDirect Admissions of Students Abroad
Types of ExamUG & PG Level
Exam LevelNational
Courses OfferedEngineering, architecture design, and management
Conducting AuthorityMinistry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
Registration ModeOnline
Official websitewww.dasanit.org
Email[email protected] 

DASA 2022 Important Dates

All the important dates related to DASA PG 2022 are mentioned below. Candidates can scroll down to find the necessary details about DASA PG 2022.

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 2022 Application Form

Applicants would go through the following application form specifics concerning DASA 2022:

  • Registration Form for DASA 2022 will be released via online mode.
  • The registration form for UG course will be accessible from the first week of April to the second week of June 2022
  • For PG course, between the third week of April and the third week of June 2022 the application form will be made available.
  • Students are advised to provide email ID & phone number in the registration form whilst filling out the registration form.
  • No hard copy of the filled-in registration form will be submitted for further use.
  • Applicants will submit the SAT subject test scores via the College Board, USA, to NITK Surathkal.
  • No change or edit will be allowed to any applicant after the online application has been submitted. Thus the applicant must carefully fill out the form.
  • Ultimately, applicants must not fail to take photocopy of the registration form filled in for further use.

Application Fee

  • Students may pay the registration fee through E-Payment through credit card or debit card.
  • Applicants may also request the registration fee through swift transfer.

Here we have an approval fee table for various categories:

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

Image Specifications

Uploading images and documents is an utmost important step in the registration process. Candidate can check the image specification criteria from the given table. 

DocumentFormatFile sizeOther
Passport size photoJPGLess than 100 kB3.5 cm x 3.5 cm
Scanned signatureJPGLess than  100 kB
Scanned copies of relevant documents JPG/JPEGLess than 500 kB Colour/B&W/Gray Scale

Documents to be Provided with the Online 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).

In case, 12th standard or equivalent is not completed yet, the candidate has to give an undertaking in the online application.

DASA 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must go through the following information about the eligibility requirements for DASA 2022:

For UG Course:

  • Nationality: Applicants of the category NRI / PIO / OCI can apply.
  • Qualification: Applicants should meet the criteria to be qualified from intermediate or equivalent exams from any recognized board or university. You might like to check COMEDK UGET 2022 examination.
  • Compulsory Subjects: Applicants must have Mathematics & Physics subject & any one from Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology or Computer Science. Percentage: In qualifying exam, he / she must score at least 60 percent or 50 CGPA marks (on a 10-point scale).
  • Age Criteria: Must be born or be born after October 1, 1996.
  • Appearing: Applicants who will appear in the qualifying exam will also be able to qualify.

For Course on PG:

  • Qualification: Applicants must be eligible with a 4-5 year graduate degree in UG Engineering programmes.
  • Percentage: in the qualifying test, he / she must score at least 60 percent points, or 50 (CGPA).
  • M.Tech / M.Arch / M.Des / M.Plan: Applicants should have scored a total of 300 GRE (Quantitative + Verbal) Revised General Tests.
  • For MBA: Selected applicant must have earned at least 480 GMAT MBA Test scores.

DASA 2022 Courses Offered

  • 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.

DASA 2022 Participating Institutes

Within the DASA 2022 scheme, there are many Central Universities, Premier Technical Institutions, NITs, IITs, Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs). These organizations are participating institutes, who coordinate the admission process with DASA. You might like to check the DASA PG 2022 examination.

S.No Participating Institutes
National Institute of Technology (NITs)
1 National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh
2 National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Tripura
3 Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
4 Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
5 National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala
6 National Institute of Technology Hamirpur
7 National Institute of Technology, Delhi
8 National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal
9 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat
10 National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
11 Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
12 National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
13 National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana
14 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
15 National Institute of Technology, Patna, Bihar
16 National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab
17 National Institute of Technology, Puducherry
18 National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Orissa
19 National Institute of Technology, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
20 National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Karnataka
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)
21 ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
22 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu
23 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Central Universities, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, and SPAs
24 University of Allahabad, Allahabad, UP
25 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar
26 Central University of Rajasthan
27 Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Punjab
28 Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam
29 National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand
30 Central University of Haryana, Jant Pali, Mahendra Nagar, Haryana
31 Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar, MP
32 School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada
33 School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal

DASA 2022 Reservation Criteria

The 5% supernumerary seat designated for Children of Indian Workers of Gulf (CIWG), i.e. the 1/3rd seat reserved for CIWG candidates from the DASA quota. You might like to check the NATA 2022 examination.

Countries under CIWG are:

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

Important points:

  1. Eligibility of CIWG will be the same as that of NRIs.
  2. NRI candidates who are eligible for CIWG Category will have the option to be considered for other seats of DASA as well.

DASA 2022 Merit List

The authority will compile the DASA 2022 Merit List and it will be published online. Only the merit list for UG courses will be prepared based on total SAT subject scores. Candidates whose valid SAT score will be received by MNNIT Allahabad from College Board before 2nd week of June 2022 will be regarded for merit list & seat allocation process only.

For the PG course, the merit list will only be based on total GRE / GMAT Test scores. Applicants whose valid GRE / GMAT score will be received by MNNIT Allahabad will be deemed for merit list & seat allocation process prior to the last week of September 2022. You might like to check the SBAIEE 2022 examination.

DASA 2020 Selection Procedure

DASA 2020 Selection for Undergraduate programs will be made in 4 rounds while PG will be selected in 2 rounds. Applicants who are eligible for 1st round of allocation would be considered. Applicants must confirm their option before June 2022, last week.

Applicants who participate in Round 1 will have two choices to either accept or decline the allotted seat. The allocated course / institute & provisional letter of allotment will be produced if aspirants agree. If aspirants decline, they will lose the rights to further seat allocation in Round 2nd & 3rd. He/she will only be qualified for Round 4th & Spot Round enrollment.

For Round 2 selection, all applicants who are not chosen for Round 1 or who have opted to accept in Round 1 will be considered. The same rule will apply to Round 3. UG applicants will be expected to submit a valid SAT subject test score in round 4.

DASA 2022 Counselling

The NBE authority will be organizing the DASA 2022 Counselling. Applicants who qualified the exam must participate in the counselling process.

In April 2022, DASA 2022 Counseling Registration will begin. Eligible applicants will get a seat allocation call (by merit list). Applicants will have to enroll to engage in counselling via the website.

The counselling process will take place in different rounds. It will be executed in first, second, and final rounds. The initial two rounds will take place in online mode and the final round will take place as offline. Applicants will be expected to pay Rs. 2500/- for enrollment.

DASA 2022 Admission

Candidates are expected to download letter of admission by online mode in the DASA 2022 admission procedure. For final admission, shortlisted candidates must report to the allotted institution. Applicants have to download and report to the allotted institution with their letter of admission.

Applicants also have to bring original & photocopies of documents required for validation. The applicants will have few seats reserved based on their nationality. Applicants would also need to undergo the medical fitness test and qualify it for entry.

Contact Details:

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
2110014, India
Website: www.mnnit.ac.in
Contact no: 0532-2545405, 2545407


The admit card can be downloaded by the official website.

No there is no difference in the hall ticket and admit card for DASA.

You need to contact the conducting authorities immediately if you find any discrepancies in your DASA admit card.

Yes, you can apply for more than one course.

For any queries regarding DASA 2022, please comment below.

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