NRI and Foreign National Students

DA-IICT, a University established under an Act of Gujarat State Legislature (Act No.6 of 2003) and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India announces admissions for B Tech (ICT) and B Tech (Honors in ICT with minor in Computational Science) Programs for year 2017. Admission for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Foreign Nationals (FN) to these Programs will be through a separate channel called "Direct Admission of Foreign and NRI Students (DAFS)". For the purpose of Admission, Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) will be regarded as Foreign Nationals

Important Dates

Last date for receiving completed Application Form

30 June 2017

Last date for receiving SAT Scores

30 June 2017

Dispatch of Admission offers to the selected candidates

03 July 2017

Last date for receiving Admission fee   

12 July 2017

Fresh B.Tech students to report for Registration

31 July 2017
Orientation Program commences.
01 to 04 August 2017
Commencement of classes
08 August 2017

Download DAFS application form 

Program Overview

Information & Communication Technology (ICT) embodies the convergence of Computer and Communication systems and has obtained wide acceptance as a distinct discipline. ICT is considered to be a discipline dealing with accessing, storage, processing, transmission, reception and display of information, primarily using digital systems and techniques. The curriculum in the B.Tech (ICT) program tries to address the optimized convergence of existing Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) as well as Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) disciplines by identifying the broad areas of performance capabilities. It is also expected that B.Tech (ICT) graduates would enjoy a special niche only if they have certain performance capabilities not found in conventional CSE and / or ECE graduates. For details of the program click

Computational Science is concerned with constructing mathematical models, simulating and quantitative analysis techniques, and using computers to analyze and solve scientific problems with applications in engineering and social sciences. In Computational Science, unlike the traditional theoretical and experimental approaches, scientists and engineers gain understanding mainly through the analysis of mathematical models implemented on computers. Typically, these models require massive amounts of calculations and are often executed on high performance computing backbone consisting of supercomputers or distributed computing or several inter-connected clusters of workstations and personal computers. The curriculum in B Tech (Honours in ICT with minor in Computational Science) aims to provide expertise to the students in techniques involved in modelling and simulation of complex and large scale systems, implementation on computers through parallel and high performance computing techniques and finally analysis and visualization of these large scale data sets. Further details of the program are available

To complete the Computational Science Program successfully, the students have to take additional 18-24 credits worth of courses besides the usual ICT courses. The student must obtain a minimum CPI of 6.5 after completion of third Semester to continue in the program failing which she/he will be moved to the B.Tech (ICT) Program. The students who have obtained a CPI of 7.5 and above may apply at the end of the third Semester for transfer to the B.Tech (Computational Science) Program and the transfer will be granted only subject to availability of seats and in descending order from the highest CPI obtained.

Eligibility for applying under Direct Admission of Foreign and NRI Students (DAFS) category
For the purpose of admission into our B.Tech programs, the following categories of people 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 in 2017) or equivalent from any system of education subject to the  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). The NRI status should be valid until August 1st, 2017.
"Foreign National" (FN) in this context means an individual having citizenship of a foreign country (citizens of all countries other than India) and not having the status of "NRI".

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Only those candidates whose date of birth is on or after 01 October 1992 are eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the Education Board/University Certificate only will be taken as authentic. Candidates must produce the relevant certificate, in original, as a proof of their age at the time of registration for first semester, failing which they will be disqualified.
  2. Candidates must have passed (or must be appearing for in the year 2017) the qualifying examination, i.e. 12th 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 at least 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 2017, will be considered for provisional admission based on the submission of transcripts of their 11th standard and the first semester of their 12th standard. These submitted transcripts should be certified by their school. All such candidates will be required to produce the proof of having passed the qualifying examination (12th standard or equivalent) to the Institute latest by 31 October 2017 failing which such provisional admission will stand cancelled.

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


As per actual, as charged by the canteen/cafeteria. (These expenses will be approximately US $60 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, $ 1,000 as  Caution Deposit) and at the time of rigistration US $ 600 (Registration Fee US$ 100 and Hostel Rent US$ 500) is payable. The fees can also be paid in Indian rupes by mail transfer (details are provided below) or is to be paid by way of 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 this fees 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. Subsequently, fees are charged semester-wise, with the registration at the beginning of each semester.

The Institute reserves the right to revise the fee and the payment structure at any time without  any notice


Selection Procedure
Admission will be granted based on the:

  1. Performance in the 12th standard or equivalent examination.
  2. SAT Subject Tests (formerly SAT II) of Physics, Mathematics (Chemistry will also be encouraged).
    AP tests at A-levels in Physics, Mathematics (Chemistry will also be encouraged).
    All India Rank of Joint Entrance Examination 2017 (JEE-2017) Main conducted by CBSE.
    Equivalent standard examination of United Kingdom (UK) education system in Physics, Mathematics Chemistry will also be encouraged).
  3. Candidates will have to e-mail the scanned copy of following documents directly to international_students[at]daiict[dot]ac[dot]in by due date.
    1. SAT / AP / JEE Mains Test scores
    2. 12th standard or equivalent scores.
Students whose 12th standard or equivalent scores are not available will have to e-mail copies of their last two years transcripts (11th standard and first semester of their 12th standard) certified by their school.

Number of Seats

  1. B.Tech (ICT): 24
  2. B Tech (Honors in ICT with minor in CS): 6
The DA-IICT reserves the right to change the eligibility, number of seats, admission policy and procedures etc., without any prior notice.

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

  • Download the prescribed Application Form along with the instructions for filling up this Form [Download from here] Candidates who are admitted under NRI category of DAFS must continue within this category only and are not eligible for consideration under the procedure for Indian students.
  • Submit the Completed Application Form, along with the Application Fee of US $250 and following documents on or before due date to the address given below

a. Duly authenticated transcripts of all marks/grades secured in all terms/semesters leading to the qualifying examination.

b. Certificate/document from the appropriate authority indicating her/his residency status (NRI/FN).

The International applicants can pay their application fee through 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 (ICT) program

Admission Procedures

  • If the student's application for admission is approved by the International Student Cell, 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. NRI and PIO card holders do not require a 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.
    • Paaport 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 qualifying examination(s) (Semester-wise).
    • 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.
  • Health Insurance: International students must make arrangements for adequate health insurance. Students may make their own arrangements for international medical insurance. In this case, they must inform the ISC through the Executive Registrar's office about the arrangements and submit copies of relevant documents for the student file. Otherwise, international students must avail of the health insurance facility arranged by the institute. 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 ISA through the Executive Registrar's office will provide assistance for the same.
  • Hostel Accommodation: For International Degree Students: Students admitted to the BTech 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 is being undertaken. The fees charged would be as specified in the MoU or exchange agreement.
International Students' Cell
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology

Near Indroda Circle
Gandhinagar - 382 007, Gujarat, India.
Tel: (079) 30510574/575/576 Fax: (079) 30520010
Email: international_students[at]daiict[dot]ac[dot]in

Important Notes:

The information on admissions 2017  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