Admission Notification Details for Direct Admission to Students Abroad ( DASA )

Direct Admission to Students Abroad (DASA) 2013 in NITs for Engineering Admissions

Admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in Premier Technical Institutions in India

Undergraduate Engineering Programmes

Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Bio-Engineering, Bio-Medical Engineering, Bio-Technology, Ceramic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering (Polymer Technology), Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication, Electronics Engineering (Design and Manufacturing), Engineering Physics, Food Technology, Industrial and Production Engineering, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering and Management, Information Technology, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Material Science and Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (Design and Manufacturing), Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing Engineering), Mechanical Engineering (Welding Technology), Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Planning, Production and Industrial Engineering, Production Engineering, Textile Technology, 5 year Dual Degree Programs (B. Tech + M. Tech)

Those seeking admission under DASA scheme have to apply online, fill an online application form and make fee payment through demand draft/SWIFT transfer/E-payment.

Hard copy of the online application form along with necessary documents has to be submitted to DASA office, NITK Surathkal.

Candidates interested to apply under DASA scheme 2013-14 should arrange to send SAT subject test scores directly from College/Board, USA, to National Institute of Technology Karnataka

Participating Institutions: 

The National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other premier Centrally Funded Technical Institutions in India, which are covered under DASA scheme 2013-14 for admission to under graduates engineering programmes

National Institute of Technology (NITs)

National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Tripura (; Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (; National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh (; Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (; National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala (; National Institute of Technology, Delhi (; National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal (; National Institute of Technology, Goa (; National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh (; Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan (; National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab (; National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand (; National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana (; National Institute of Technology, Manipur (; National Institute of Technology, Mizoram (; Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (; National Institute of Technology, Patna, Bihar (; National Institute of Technology, Puducherry, Karaikkal (; National Institute of Technology, Raipur, Chhattisgarh (; National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Orissa (; National Institute of Technology, Sikkim (; National Institute of Technology, Silchar Assam (; National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, Kashmir (; Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat (; National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Karnataka (; National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu (; National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand (; National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh (

Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, (Jhalwa and Amethi campus), Uttar Pradesh (; Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh (; Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, Chennai (

Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions

PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh (; School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal (; School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi (; Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Punjab (; National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand (

Eligibility Criteria

Age: Only candidates born on or after 01st October, 1988 are eligible

Educational Qualification: 

Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination, senior secondary (10+2) or equivalent from any system of education as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities

Candidate should have completed successfully Mathematics, Physics and one of the subjects from (Chemistry, Bio-technology, Computer Science, Biology) in 11th and/or 12th, as applicable in the respective boards; and

Must have secured a minimum of at least 60% aggregate marks (average of all subjects of qualifying examination taken together) or 6.75 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

Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination with the above mentioned subjects in the academic year 2012-13 and expecting their final results latest by 15th September, 2013 may also apply; and

Candidates should have a minimum total valid score of 1440 in SAT subject test (Mathematics Level 2, Physics and Chemistry)

SAT subject test score has to be send directly through College/Board to NITK

Internet downloaded score cards are not acceptable

Candidates at the time of registration for SAT subjects tests should indicate institute code 6530 for sending their scores to NITK

Candidates who have taken multiple attempts in SAT subjects tests can send each valid score to NITK 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

Residential Requirement: 

Candidate must be Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin who have completed the qualifying examination in any country (including India); or

Indian National studying abroad

In case of Indian Nationals, they must have completed the 11th/12th standard or equivalent from outside India only.

Contact Information:

Surathkal, Mangalore-575025, Karnataka, Tel 0824-2474085, Fax 0824-2474085

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