Panaji: India`s leading chain of technical
education institutes, National Institute of Technology (NIT),
will now have student ambassadors travelling abroad to
increase the reach of its flagship scheme.
"We will appoint 50 to 60 student ambassadors to promote
NIT`s scheme for foreign students abroad," Sandeep Sancheti,
Director, NIT Suratkal, said.
He said that the institute`s ambitious scheme, Direct
Admission of Students Abroad (DASA), could not garner much
attention as NIT has not been able to market its potential.
NIT Suratkal, in Karnataka, which has been entrusted with
the task of popularising this scheme for next three years,
said that it was eyeing for the market in Europe and US, where
there is truly international clientele.
The Central Government funded institutions -- NITs, has
increased the number of institutions implementing DASA scheme
from 20 to 31, this year onwards.
DASA scheme started in 2001, aims to facilitate entry of
foreign nationals, person of Indian origin and Non Resident
Indians to Indian education system, Sancheti said.
NIT has increased number of seats under this scheme from
1408 in 2009-10 to 2204 in 2010-11.
The institute has also reduced the processing fee from
USD 350 to USD 250.