Direct Admissions for Students Abroad (DASA)

IIITH: DASA 2020-21 Admission Process  

Admissions under Direct Admissions for Students Abroad (DASA) mode for Undergraduate students for the academic year 2020-21 at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India is open to candidates who have:

  • Studied XI and XII, or equivalent outside India, or
  • Hold a foreign passport

Applicants seeking admission through this mode have to follow a separate online process for IIIT, Hyderabad.

Eligibility criteria
Both SAT and SAT Subject Test scores are mandatory for application; the essay part of SAT is not required. The test scores should be reported directly to IIITH by the college board and the scores should reach IIITH on or before 20th May, 2020.
  • Applicants should have completed 12th class or equivalent by May 2020 or earlier and should have scored at least 60% marks (or 6.0 grade on 10 point scale) in each of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Applicant should have written the SAT and SAT subject tests not earlier than May, 2018.
  • Applicants should have a minimum aggregate score of 1070 (out of a maximum of 1600) in SAT, and also a minimum aggregate score of 2000 (out of a maximum of 2400) in SAT Subject Tests in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics level 2. Both scores are mandatory.
  • The ranking will be based on the SAT Subject scores with SAT scores used to break ties, as described below.
Ranking Criteria:

Admissions through DASA for 2020-21 will be through the SAT and SAT Subject Scores. The primary ranking criterion is the total marks obtained in 3 SAT Subject tests: Maths level 2, Physics, and Chemistry. All applicants will be ranked based on this total marks first. In the case of a tie in total marks, the following marks (in the given order) will be used to resolve the same.

  1. Maths level 2 (SAT Subject)
  2. Physics (SAT Subject)
  3. Chemistry (SAT Subject)
  4. Total SAT score
  5. Evidence based Reading and writing (SAT)
  6. Maths (SAT)

Students tied even after the above will be given the same rank and treated on par.

Programmes Offered:

Four year single degree programmes [more information]

  • [CSE] B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering
  • [ECE] B.Tech in Electronics and Communication and Engineering

Five year dual degree programmes [more information]

  • [CSD] B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering and Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering by Research [more information]
  • [ECD] B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Master of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering by Research [more information]
  • [CLD] B.Tech in Computer Science and Master of Science in Computational Linguistics by Research [more information]
  • [CND] B.Tech in Computer Science and Master of Science in Computational Natural Sciences by Research [more information]
  • [CHD] B.Tech in Computer Science and Master of Science in Computing and Human Sciences by Research [more information]
Sanctioned Number of Seats:
  • Computer Science Programs (CSE and CSD): 25
  • Electronics and Communications Programs (ECE and ECD): 10
  • Other Programmes (CND/CLD/CHD): 2 Seats per programme
Application Process:
  1. Online application should be submitted by candidates on our website.
  2. Online application will be accepted from 4th March 2020 to 16th May 2020
Applicants have to indicate their preferences for the programmes listed above on the application portal. No change of preferences will be allowed after the submission deadline of the application.

While applying, you are advised to choose only the programmes you are willing to join, if allotted, in the branch preference list. A program should not be in your preference list as a placeholder for another one. If you do not take up an allotted seat, you are denying that seat to another student!

If you are interested in only one programme, say, ECE (B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering) and no other programme of the institute, you should give ECE as your first preference on the application portal and nil for others. If you are keen only on a few programmes of the institute, give the preference order only among those.

SAT Score Time Line to Reach IIITH from College Board:
SAT & SAT Subject Test Scores have to be sent directly through College Board to IIIT, Hyderabad (Institute Code: 6997). The scores should reach IIITH on or before 20th May, 2020.

Candidates writing SAT / SAT subject exams on 2nd May 2020 are advised to include IIIT Hyderabad to receive their scores when they register for SAT, in order to meet the above deadlines. Please refer https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores/sending-scores/how-to-send

We expect that the scores will reach IIITH by the stated deadline even if you take the 2 May SAT exams provided you request the College Board appropriately in advance to report the score to IIITH. We are open to receive rush reports from College Board. However, in the event it does not reach the Institute by the deadline we may be unable to consider your application.

All the dates are as per Indian Standard Time (IST).
Application Fee:

A fee of INR 6000 (Non-Refundable) is to be paid online, while submitting the online application form.
Portal Closed

Tuition Fee:

  • USD 12,000 for the academic year 2020-21.
  • Hostel and Mess fees extra; these charges will be on par with the other students at the institute.
  • Payment of Initial Fee:
    • Candidates who have been allotted a seat should confirm the acceptance of the seat by paying the tuition fee for one semester, on or before the acceptance dates announced with the seat allotment.
    • The first semester tuition fee of USD 6,000 (or INR equivalent 4,50,000) should be paid online through the payment portal. Instructions for payment will be emailed to you.

Click here for the seat acceptance portal

Seat Allocation Rounds, Acceptance and Cancellation details:

Round number

Seat allocation

Deadlines (5:00pm IST on specified date)

Pay and accept seat

Cancel the allotted seat by

Refund Amount

(in USD)


25 May 2020

6 June 2020

9 June 2020


15 June 2020


After 15 June 2020



11 June 2020

18 June 2020

22 June 2020


3 July 2020


After 3 July 2020



25 June 2020 Cancelled

10 July 2020

13 July 2020


20 July 2020


After 20 July 2020



25 October 2020

28 October 2020

30 October 2020


After 30 October 2020


Institute may conduct a final round after the JEE (Advanced) ranks are announced subject to availability of seats

If a seat is allotted to an applicant in a round and is accepted, then the cancellation deadlines and refund amounts will be as per the dates stated for the same round (in columns 4 and 5 of the above table). This holds regardless of whether the accepted seat was the first preference of the applicant or not.


  1. The institute reserves the right to conduct different rounds of seat allocation based on the available seats and the number of acceptances after a round.
  2. If a candidate fails to meet the eligibility criteria by securing less than specified minimum in Class 12 and/or SAT test, the candidate becomes ineligible and his/her admission will be cancelled.
Please watch this space for further announcements.
Application Portal Opens: 4th March 2020
  Application Portal Closes: 16th May 2020 (Final)
  Round 3 results have been announced - 25th October 2020
  For queries please contact us at:
UG Admissions
IIIT Hyderabad, Gachibowli
Hyderabad - 500 032
Email: ugadmissions@iiit.ac.in
Phone: +91 (40) 6653 1250 and 6653 1337
Office timings: Monday to Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM(IST) .
  Updated on May 2020