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India announces direct admission scheme for foreign students

AT-KABUL: Aimed at providing high-quality and affordable higher education to local and foreign students, India has announced direct admission scheme.

In a media statement issued here, the Indian embassy in Kabul said that India has announced the Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) Scheme to offer admissions to foreign nationals, persons of Indian origin (PIOs), non-resident Indians (NRIs), overseas citizen of India (OCI) for Undergraduate programs in Engineering, Architecture and Planning for the academic year 2015-16.

Students can take admissions in the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs), and other premier technical institutions in India.

The admission to foreign nationals, PIOs, NRIs and OCIs to undergraduate programs in renowned technical institutions is being offered under DASA scheme from the academic session 2001-02 onwards, the statement said.

Afghan students desirous of seeking admission under DASA scheme on a self-financing basis have to apply online and for further information the students can login to and It is clarified that this scheme is in addition to the ICCR Scholarship granted by the government of India, which is administered by the Ministry of Higher Education, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

The technical institutions which are participating in DASA 2015 have established themselves among the top ranked institutions in the country in both teaching and research, and the graduates are assured of a rewarding professional career. The NITs and IIITs are declared as Institutes of National Importance by an Act of Parliament and the other institutions are Deemed Universities. All institutions are autonomous and a degree from any of these institutions is among the most competitive of its kind when pursuing an international career in Architecture, Engineering or Technology, said the Indian embassy.

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