DASA stands for Direct Admission to Students Abroad. This Government of India has designated the Educational Consultants of India Limited (Ed.CIL) as the coordinating agency for carrying on the DASA Scheme. Under this scheme, deserving foreign nationals/ Persons of Indian Origins (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) are given direct admission to undergraduate Programmes offered by the National Institutes of Technology and other centrally funded institutes (other than IITs) and Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh .
Through this scheme, the Government of India aims to provide quality education to the children of overseas Indians in the field of Engineering and technology.
Ed.CIL has been designated as the ‘Coordinating agency and Single Window facility’ for the direct admission of eligible Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) / Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to undergraduate engineering programs offered by the National Institutes of Technology (formerly Regional Engineering Colleges) and other centrally funded institutions (other than IITs) and Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, under the Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) Scheme. The institutions covered under this scheme are known for providing quality education in Engineering and technology. All these institutions have reasonably good facilities for accommodation, sports and extra curricular activities.
Under DASA Scheme 2007-08, admissions are offered to the following institutions:
Following 15 National Institutes of Technology (formerly Regional Engineering Colleges) located in various states of India.
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (Including Amethi Campus)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (ABVIIITM), Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology (NIFFT), Ranchi, Jharkhand
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), Longowal, Punjab
All these institutions are “Deemed Universities” and have good facilities for accommodation, sports and extra curricular activities.
Under DASA Scheme, admissions are offered to Foreign Nationals / PIOs / NRIs who fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
A non-refundable registration fee of US $ 350 is required to be paid along with the application form.