More seats have been reserved for Children of Indians Working in Gulf countries (CIWG) looking for admissions at premier Indian institutes through Direct Admission to Students Abroad (DASA) scheme, an Indian government circular says.
According the circular, a third of the 15 per cent seats at premier Indian institutes, such as institutions/university departments, approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), offering technical courses leading to diploma, degree and post graduate degrees in Engineering and Technology, Architecture and town planning, will be reserved for CIWG.
“There shall be one-third reservation for Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG). However, any vacant seats out of the 1/3 category of CIWG shall be reverted to the quota of 2/3 meant for other categories of DASA- 2016. Eligibility of CIWG will be same as that of NRIs,” the circular stated.
CIWG will only have to pay fee at par with resident citizens, instead of paying the much higher normal DASA fees. In order to qualify, they have to present proof of either parent working in a gulf country. Such a candidate has to pay just USD700 towards tuition fee for one semester. Note here that normal DASA annual fee is in the range of USD 8000 per year.
Proof that either of the parent is working in a gulf country, such as the copy of the passport of the parent working in the gulf, copy of the parent’s visa and copy of parent’s work permit (If any) will be required while applying for the admission.
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