Many of the NRI parents will be looking for admission to Engineering Colleges in India.
There is a separate window of opportunity available to NRI students outside the Entrance exam route. The Government of India has designed a scheme called DASA (Direct Admission to Students Abroad).
This scheme is open for Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian origin/Non-Resident Indians. Under this Scheme, 2204 seats are made available to NRI students in 31 reputed Govt. Engineering Colleges across India, including 24 NITs situated in each State. The NIT for Kerala is situated in Calicut.
The eligibility criteria for admission under the scheme is 60% aggregate marks in Plus Two or equivalent and a valid SAT II (Scholastic Aptitude Test-II) score. In the case of NRIs, the student should have studied abroad at least for 3 years in the last 6 years and passed Plus Two from abroad
The co-ordination for the admission under the DASA scheme is entrusted to NITK (National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, Karnataka). The admissions will be conducted during May-June. Check the DASA website for details. The contact details of the co-ordinating agency NITK are given below:-
National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK)
Surathkal, Mangalore �575 025
Phone: +91 824 2474085
Fax: +91 824 2474033
DASA Website: http://www.dasanit.org
Detailed information can be obtained from the above websites and email id.
PS: This information is made available by Mr.Thomas Joseph, Olive Consulting, specialists in New Zealand Education consultants