Undergraduate Admission – NRI and Foreign National Category

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Admission to the UG Programs for the academic year 2020-21 is closed.

Important Dates (Tentative)

Filling of online Application Forms commences on 12 March 2020
On-line application closes on 08 October 2020
Last date of receiving SAT/JEE score (if applicable) 12 October 2020
Dispatch of admission offers 15 October 2020
Last date  for receiving Autumn semester fee 22 October 2020
Registration and documents verification (online) 03-06 November 2020
Orientation (online) 10-12 November 2020
Commencement of Classes (online) 17 November 2020


Number of seats: 58

  1. B.Tech (Information and Communication Technology (ICT)): 41
  2. B.Tech (Honours) in ICT with minor in Computational Science: 10
  3. Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Mathematics and Computing (MnC): 07

Eligibility for applying under Direct Admission of Foreign and NRI Students (DAFS) category

For the purpose of admissions into the B Tech programs, the following categories of applicants will be considered as Non- Resident Indians:

  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card holders.
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Card Holders
  • Certificates of Non Resident Indian issued by the Indian Embassy/Indian Consulate of the Country where the Non Resident Indian is residing.
  • Passport of an applicant indicating his status as ‘Non Resident Indian.’
  • Persons who have studied outside India and have passed either 10th or 12th standard (or must be appearing for the examination in the year of admission) or equivalent from any system of education subject to the eligibility criteria stipulated below.
  • Either of the parent of the applicant residing abroad and submits documentary proof that he/she is a Non Resident Indian (e.g., NRI bank account in India or letter from the Indian Embassy/Consulate). The NRI status should be valid until 1st August of the year of admission.

Foreign Nationals (FN): A person having citizenship of a foreign country (citizens other than India) and not having the status of  ‘NRI.’

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after 01 October 1995 are eligible to apply.  The date of birth as recorded in the 10th or 12th standard certificate, issued by the Board/Examination Authority will be taken as authentic. Candidates must produce this certificate in original as proof of their age at the time of admission/counseling.
  2. Candidates must have passed or must be appearing in the year of application the qualifying examination, i.e.,  XII standard or equivalent from any system of education as recognized by the Association of Indian University (AIU), New Delhi in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/Computer Science/Biotechnology/ Biology and must have secured a minimum GPA of 6 on a 10-point scale, if grades are awarded. In case marks are awarded, candidates must have secured minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/Computer Science /Biotechnology/Biology of the qualifying examination.
  3. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in the year of admission will be considered for provisional admission based on the submission of transcripts of their 11th standard and the first semester of their 12th standard (if issued) duly certified by their school authorities. All such candidates will be required to produce the proof of having passed the qualifying examination (XII  standard or equivalent) latest by 30th October 2020 failing which the admission will stand cancelled.

Admission Criteria

(The admission criteria have been revised for the year 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic as the testing bodies are unable to conduct the prescribed entrance examination/tests in time)

Admission may be granted to:

(a) Those who meet the eligibility criteria as pronounced above in Sl. No. 1 to 3.

(b) Those who have secured in their X and XI Board final examinations separately an aggregate minimum GPA of 7 on a 10-point scale  or 70% aggregate minimum marks  in Physics and Mathematics. (If XI final examination is not conducted by the Board, the score of final examination conducted by the School will be accepted)


SAT Subject Tests score (formerly SAT II) of Physics and Mathematics with minimum score of 1060.


All India Rank of Joint Entrance Examination 2020 (JEE-2020) Main conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), Government of India with a minimum score of 85 percentile.

Fee Structure*

Tuition Fee US $5,000 per semester
Registration Fee US $100 per semester
Caution Deposit US $1,000 (Refundable at the end of the Program)
Hostel Rent US $500 per semester
Food As per actual, as charged by the canteen/cafeteria. (These expenses will be approximately US $80 per month)

On accepting admission, an amount of US $ 6,000 or its equivalent amount in Indian rupees at the time of payment (US$ 5,000 towards Tuition Fee for the First Semester, US $ 1,000 as  Caution Deposit) and at the time of registration US $ 600 (Registration Fee US$ 100 and Hostel Rent US$ 500) is payable. The fees can be paid in Indian rupees by mail transfer (details are provided below) or by Demand Draft drawn in favour of ‘DA-IICT’ payable at Ahmedabad at the exchange rate prevailing on the date of drawing the Draft. The last date for paying the fee will be notified to the candidate in the admission offer. If a candidate accepts the admission by paying the fee but does not join, then only the caution deposit will be refunded. Subsequently, fees are charged semester-wise, with the registration at the beginning of each semester.

*subject to revision

NRI/OCI/Foreign Nationals Merit Scholarships

The students admitted to the program will be eligible for Merit Scholarships of Rs. 70,000/- per semester.  The minimum eligibility for award of Scholarship is an SPI score of 7/10 and above. Based on this eligibility criterion, the Merit  Scholarships would be offered to  five students from the list of students eligible for Merit Scholarship in each semester.  The award of Scholarship is effective from the academic year 2020-21.

How to apply

Admission of all the international students will be done through the International Student Cell (ISC), Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology. A student wishing to join the Institute should:

There are two separate online application forms for B Tech and B Tech (MnC) programs for NRI and Foreign National Category. B Tech (DAFS) application form includes B.Tech (Information and Communication Technology (ICT)) and B.Tech (Honours) in ICT with minor in Computational Science. B Tech (MnC-DAFS) is a separate application form for   B Tech (MnC) program.

Submit the online application form by clicking on the link here and selecting B Tech (DAFS) and/or B Tech (MnC-DAFS) from the Select Program drop down menu, along with the details of the Application Fee (non-refundable) of US $250 and following documents on or before the due date:

  1. 12th Standard or equivalent mark sheet. Candidates whose 12th standard or equivalent transcripts/mark sheets are not available at the time of application will have to upload transcripts/mark sheets for the last two years (11th and first semester of their 12th standard).
  2. SAT/JEE Main Test scores.
  3. Certificate/document from the appropriate authority indicating the residency status (NRI/Foreign). For NRI candidates for example, embassy certificate and for Foreign Nationals a copy of their passports.

Note: The candidates will have to e-mail the scanned copy of their SAT/JEE Main Test scores and 12th standard or equivalent scores and residency status to international[underscore]students[at]daiict[dot]ac[dot]in by due date  if they are not available at the time of application.

The International applicants can pay their application fee through:

1) Bank transfer to Bank Account in the name of  ‘Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology’ with ICICI Bank Limited, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India bearing Account Number 016501013975 and IFSC/RTGS/NEFT Code: ICIC0000165. Please indicate clearly in the transfer form the applicant’s name and that the payment is for admission to the  B. Tech Program.

2) Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favor of ‘DAIICT’, payable at Ahmedabad.

Admission Procedures

  • If the foreign national student’s application for admission is approved by the ISC, the candidate would be issued a provisional admission letter in due course for getting the student VISA  to India. It is the responsibility of the candidate to secure the student VISA and have it endorsed to the Institute. It is also the responsibility of the candidate to obtain all other government clearances as applicable from time to time. However, the ISC through the Executive Registrar’s office will guide the candidate regarding the applicable requirements. NRIs, OCI  and PIO card holders do not require VISA. 
  • On accepting admission, an amount of US $ 6,000 or its equivalent amount in Indian Rupees at the time of payment ($ 5,000 towards Tuition Fee for the First Semester, and $ 1,000 towards Caution Deposit) is to be paid either through Bank Transfer or through Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favor of DA-IICT, Gandhinagar payable by a US bank. The DD should be issued by a first class bank. DDs issued by Exchange Companies/Private Bankers will not be accepted. The last date for paying this amount will be notified to the candidate in the admission offer. If a candidate accepts the admission by paying the above amount but does not join, then only the caution deposit will be refunded. The Institute reserves the right to revise the fee and the payment structure as may be decided by it from time to time

Post-Admission Procedures

  • Admission Formalities: The candidate must report to the Institute by the designated dates for completion of admission formalities, inclusive of registration, payment of registration fee and Hostel Charges.
  • Document Verification: The candidate must submit the following original documents for verification at the time of reporting.
    • Passport with Valid VISA (foreign national only).
    • OCI/ POI Card.
    • Certificate of Non Resident Indian Status issued by The Indian Embassy/Consulate or a passport of Applicant indicating her/his status as Non Resident Indian.
    • Copies of any other documents from government authorities regarding the status of the international student.
    • Degree / Pass certificate of qualifying examination(s).
    • All mark lists / grade reports of qualifying examination(s) (Semester-wise) and score cards of SAT/JEE test.
    • Letter from local guardian (if available).
    • Contact details of person to be informed in case of emergency.
    • Information about allergies, necessity of regular medication or any other physical or mental health issues. (It is recommended that students who are on medication must carry on their person a one week supply of medication).
    • For Exchange Students:Letter from the concerned authority at the home institution.

Note: The original certificates will be returned to the students immediately after making necessary endorsements.

  • Medical Examination: Undergo medical examination and obtain a medical fitness certificate. As per the Government of India rules, all persons entering India on student VISA have to undergo a medical examination as prescribed by the Government of India. ISC through the Executive Registrar’s office would coordinate and facilitate the medical examination of international students through the institute’s facilities; the cost would be borne by the student. The result of the medical test would be communicated to the ISC and placed in the student file after consulting the Medical Officer of the Institute. Admission may be denied on health grounds at the discretion of DA-IICT on the advice of the Medical Officer of the Institute.
  • Medical Insurance: The Registrar’s Office will arrange medical insurance for all students admitted including international students on payment of a modest premium.  The international students, particularly foreign nationals, have an option to take international medical insurance from their country of origin.     In this case, they must submit a copy of the policy to the Executive Registrar’s office on the date of registration.   The premium for the health insurance will be borne by the student.
  • Police Registration: Foreign national students are required to register with the local police authorities within a week of arrival. The  Executive Registrar’s office will provide assistance for the same.
  • Hostel Accommodation: The B. Tech Programs are residential.  All students admitted to the B. Tech program must compulsorily reside on campus. The fees charged would be as per the rules in force. For International Exchange Students, hostel accommodation would be provided as per the terms of the MoU under which the exchange program is implemented.  The fees charged would be as specified in the MoU or exchange agreement.

Note: The candidates admitted under NRI/Foreign Student category must continue within this category throughout their studies and are not eligible to switch over to the other categories of admission.

Address for Correspondence

International Students’ Cell

Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology

Near Indroda Circle

Gandhinagar – 382 007, Gujarat, India.

Tel: (079) 68261700/575/576 (Available MonFri 9:00 am – 6:00 pm)

Fax: (079) 68261710

Email: international_students[at]daiict[dot]ac[dot]in

Important Notes

The information on admissions 2020  provided are to inform the prospective candidates about the programs and activities of DA-IICT and are subject to change from time to time.

The candidates will be bound by the rules and regulations of the Institute as applicable during their course of study at DA-IICT. Students who have failed to achieve the minimum required academic performance at the end of second or fourth semester shall be discontinued from the Institute. Disputes, if any, relating to admission shall be subject to Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India jurisdiction only.