Direct Admission of Students Abroad [DASA]
The Indian education system has through the ages been identified with quality education, coupled with low cost of education delivery and living, making it an attractive proposition for international students to come and study in India. Students studying in India or contemplating to study in India can be assured of receiving internationally recognized qualifications. Indian educational system offers world class education through broader range of general and specialized courses which are relevant to the needs of the developing and developed countries. The standard of Indian qualifications is high and the manpower India trains is sought all over the world. Indian researchers and academicians are leaders in their respective fields. Indian software professionals are being given red carpet welcome in many countries as they have created a niche for themselves. The admissions of foreign nationals and Indian students studying abroad to undergraduate Eng. programs in Centrally Funded Institutions (CFIs) is being done under DASA (Direct Admission of Students Abroad) scheme from the academic session 2001-02 onwards.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has entrusted the coordination of the admission process under DASA scheme to NITK, Surathkal from academic year 2010-11.
DASA SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME:
A scholarship scheme to attract brighter candidates from abroad to DASA scheme in all participating institutes was introduced from the academic year 2011-12. The main highlight of this scheme includes a 25% tuition fee waiver during the first year for the top 2 meritorious candidates (in the order of merit as per SAT scores) admitted in all participating institutes. The candidates can get the reimbursement of this tuition fee waiver after the admission process is over. This scholarship is for the first year only. For more information please log on to http://www.dasanit.org/ .
Association of Indian Universities [AIU]