1. All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE)

Programme of Action (PoA), 1992 under the National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986 envisaged conduct of a common entrance examination on all India basis for admission to professional and technical programmes in the country. For admission to Engineering and Architecture/Planning programmes, Government of India vide Resolution dated 18th October 2001 has laid down a Three-Exam Scheme (JEE and AIEEE at the National Level and the State Level Engineering Entrance Examinations (SLEEE) for State Level Institutions with an option to join AIEEE). This takes care of varying admission standards in these programmes and helps in maintenance of professional standards. This also solves problems of overlaps and reduces physical, mental and financial burden on students and their parents due to multiplicity of entrance examinations.

The Ninth All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) was held on 25th April, 2010. 1065100 candidates appeared, out of 1118148 candidates registered, for the examination at 1623 centres located in 86 cities. Approximately, 26816 seats for BE / B.Tech. & 936 seats for B.Arch. / B.Planning in various institutions, namely National Institutes of Technology, IIITs, Deemed Universities, Technical Institutions, Delhi Technological University, Delhi and other Govt. funded Institutions were offered through this examination A centralized online counselling had been organized for filling up the All India seats by the Central Counselling Board.


Contact Details

The Assistant Secretary (AIEEE Unit)

Central Board of Secondary Education

PS 1-2, Institutional Area

IP Extension, Patparganj, Delhi 110 092

Phone               : 011-22239177-80 Extn. 110, 151, 157

Fax                   : 011-22246095, 22235775

E-mail               : [email protected], [email protected] 


The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India took a policy decision in 2002 to conduct an All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) annually, doing away with many of the large number of entrance examinations that were being conducted till then by various institutes in the country for admission to undergraduate degree programmes in the disciplines of Engineering / Technology, Pharmacy and Architecture. This initiative has been widely accepted and appreciated.

A Central Counselling Board (CCB) constituted by the Govt. of India coordinates admissions to UG degree programmes in the disciplines mentioned above in respect of select institutions. This year’s CCB has been constituted with Director, National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Surathkal, Mangalore as its Chairman.

Contact Details

Central Counselling Board (AIEEE – 2011)

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal

Managalore 575025, Karnataka, India

Phone   : (0824) 2474086

Fax       : (0824) 2474087

Email    : [email protected]


Admissions are open for Foreign Nationals / Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) / Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) under Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) Scheme for the Academic Year 2011-12 to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), IIITs and other premier Technical Institutions.

The Indian education system has through the ages been identified with quality education, coupled with low cost of education delivery and living, making it an attractive proposition for international students to come and study in India. Students studying in India or contemplating to study in India can be assured of an experience rich with deep rooted traditions, cultural heritage, visiting interesting locales, understanding one of the oldest cultures of the world, being part of the transition to a modern open economy, making new friends from around the world and most importantly receiving internationally recognized qualifications.

Indian educational system offers world class education through broader range of general and specialized courses which are relevant to the needs of the developing and developed countries. The standard of Indian qualifications is high and the manpower India trains is sought all over the world. Indian researchers and academicians are leaders in their respective fields. Indian software professionals are being given red carpet welcome in many countries as they have created a niche for themselves. The admissions of foreign nationals and Indian students studying abroad to undergraduate programs in Centrally Funded Institutions (CFIs) is being done under DASA (Direct Admission of Students Abroad) scheme from the academic session 2001-02 onwards.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has entrusted the coordination of the admission process under DASA scheme to NITK, Surathkal from academic year 2010-11 vide an official order. (No F-22- 12/2007-TSIII dated 04 March 2010).

The academic eligibility criteria for students seeking admission under DASA scheme for the academic year 2011-12, has been modified. Students who have secured 60%  aggregate marks or 6.75CGPA on a 10 point grade or equivalent grades in all subjects of qualifying examination i.e. senior secondary [10+2] or equivalent and have a valid SAT Subject Test (earlier known as SAT II) score (in subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics level –II) with a minimum score of 1800 are eligible.

Contact Details

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK)

Surathkal , Mangalore – 575 025

Karnataka, INDIA

Website : http://www.nitk.ac.in

Phone   : +91 824 2474000- 23

Fax       : +91 824 2474033

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