Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) is a scheme of Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) that administers admission for Foreign Nationals/ Persons of Indian Origin /NonResidents Indians to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (lilTs) and other premier Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTis) in India. The admissions to various UG and PG programmes of premier Institutes of India under the DASA scheme will be coordinated by Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur INDIA for the year 2017-18.
For DASA admissions, a candidate should have taken Mathematics level II, Physics and Chemistry in SAT subject tests. SAT subject tests were earlier known as SAT-II. This is administered by ‘College board’ USA. (For details: www.collegeboard.com)
Those seeking admission for undergraduate programmes under DASA scheme this year have to apply online, fill an online application form and make fee payment through E-payment/SWIFT transfer on or before 12th June, 2017. Further, online application and documents should be uploaded to DASA website through portal only. Applicants should also arrange to send SAT Subject Test Scores directly from College Board, USA, to Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur so as to reach Coordinator, DASA Office, Administrative Block, VNIT Nagpur, Maharashtra, 440010, India on or before 12th June, 2017.
Under Graduate programmes in Engineering/ Architecture/ Planning:
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 12th June, 2017 only will be considered for preparation of merit lists for Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3.
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