Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology - [DA-IICT] Recent Admission Alerts and Updates
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) was established in 2001. It is located in Gandhinagar, a city with seven Special Economic Zones and 10 industrial estates. DA-IICT received a ‘deemed university’ status in 2003. In 2019, NIRF ranked DA-IICT 91st among engineering colleges in India. It also has an ‘A’ accreditation from NAAC.
It is known for its course structure, which is largely project-based in nature, and its faculty members, all of whom have a PhD.
DA-IICT has around 330 seats in all, half of which are reserved for residents of Gujarat. In spite of this, the institute enjoys a pan- India student base.
The institute offers specializations across B.Tech, B.Tech (Honours), M.Tech, M.Sc, M.Des and PhD courses. For B.Tech and B. Tech (Honours), a candidate has to complete 10+2 with Physics, Mathematics, and either Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or Computer Science. For selection, a candidate should take the JEE-Main.
For M.Tech, eligibility criteria vary with the stream opted for. However, taking the GATE is a must for selection.
For M.Sc, a candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in any stream, in addition to appearing for the GATE for selection.
For M.Des, a candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Design, Science, Engineering, Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, Applied Arts; or a Professional Diploma from a recognized institution. For selection, a candidate either has to take DA-IICT DAT, or CEED.
Those who are interested in pursuing a PhD must have a Master’s degree, or preferably an M.Phil degree, along with three years of experience in the relevant field.
DA-IICT has consistently enjoyed a 100% placement rate. It has been a regular destination for reputed companies, with Microsoft, Wipro, Oracle, Google, Infosys and Tata featuring among recruiters. The average CTC among placed students is 600,000 INR per year. The highest package offered was 2,200,000 INR.
The institute invites applications for the M.Tech course under four specializations. Eligibility criteria depends on which stream the candidate selects.
Varies with stream
DA-IICT M.Tech (ICT) Eligibility Criteria:
B.Tech in ICT or allied disciplines such as CS/ EE/ EC/ IN/ IT; or
M.Sc in Computer Science/ Electronics/ Mathematics/ Physics/ Statistics; or
M.S/ M.Sc degree of DA-IICT; or
MCA degree, three-year programme
Aggregate marks should be 60%
Candidates appearing in their final degree examination can also apply
DA-IICT M.Tech (EC) Eligibility Criteria:
BE in EC or equivalent four-year programme with an aggregate of 60% marks
DA-IICT M.Tech (CSE- Data and Information Security) Eligibility Criteria:
B.Tech in CSE; or
M.Sc in Mathematics/Statistics;
Candidate should have an aggregate of 60% marks
DA-IICT M.Tech Selection Criteria:
Selection will be based on performance in GATE in CS/ EC/ EE/ MA/ ST. Minimum GATE cut off for admission into M.Tech program is 425+. Candidates with score less than 425 will have to repot at DA-IICT for a personal interview.
DA-IICT M.Sc Admission 2020
The institute invites applications for M.Sc courses under IT. To be eligible, a candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in any stream with 60% aggregate marks.
Bachelor’s degree in any stream
Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in any stream with 60% marks can apply.
Selections are made through an entrance test conducted by DA-IICT.
DA-IICT M.Des Admission 2020
The institute invites applications for M.Des course in communication design. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Design, Science, Engineering, Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, Applied Arts and Performing Arts. Professional Diplomas from recognized institutions are also eligible.
Bachelor’s degree in any stream/ Professional Diplomas from recognized institutions
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Design, Science, Engineering, Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, Applied Arts or Performing Arts; or
Professional diploma from a recognized institution.
DA-IICT PhD Admission 2020
The institute invites applications for PhD courses under four specializations. Eligibility varies with the stream a candidate opts for.
4 years (maximum)
Varies with stream
NET, JRF, DST Inspire, PM scholarship, or Visvesvaraya PhD scheme
DA-IICT PhD Eligibility Criteria:
For ICT and related domains:
An M.Tech/M.C.A/M.Sc/M.Phil/B.Tech or equivalent degree in ICT/ CS/ EC/ IT/ EE/ IN/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Physics/ Bio-informatics/ Electronics or other appropriate disciplines with 60% marks;
For Computational Science, Mathematics and Physical Sciences:
An M.Sc/M.Tech/M.Phil/B.Tech/BE or equivalent degree in Engineering Physics/ Computational Science/ Computer Science/ Scientific Computing/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Electronics/ Bioinformatics or other appropriate disciplines with 60% marks.
DA-IICT PhD Selection Criteria:
Candidates will be shortlisted based on performance in entrance test;
Final selection will be made through an interview.
How to Apply for DA-IICT?
Visit the official website of the institute and click on online application;
Fill out the form and upload a passport-size photograph
Submit the form. A fee of 1,200 INR will be charged. It is to be paid online through Net banking, credit card, debit card, or Paytm wallet.
Ques. Can NRIs and foreign nationals apply?
Ans. NRIs can foreign nationals can apply for the undergraduate programme of DA-IICT. A total of 54 seats are allotted for NRIs and foreign nationals.
For admission purposes, the following categories will be considered Non-Resident Indians:
Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holders
Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card holders
Certificates of NRI issued by the Indian embassy of the country in which the NRI is residing
Passport indicating an applicant as ‘Non-Resident Indian’
Persons who have passed 10th or 12th standard outside Indian, provided either parent of the applicant is residing abroad and submits proof that they are an NRI.
A foreign national (FN) is a person who is a citizen of a country other than India, and is not a Non-Resident Indian.
Ques. Are sponsored candidates and external candidates eligible for PhD?
Ans. Yes, sponsored and external candidates are eligible for PhD. They must have a Master’s degree or M.Phil in Computational Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, or ICT and related domains. For more information,
Ques. How are students evaluated during the program?
Ans. DA- IICT follows a choice-based semester system (CBSS). Students are awarded letter grades on a 10-point scale (SPI/CPI). Grading is not based on final examination; rather, it is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester.
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology - [DA-IICT], Gandhi Nagar : 5 Answered QuestionsView All
• Top Answer By Karishma Khatri on 05-Nov-2020
Ans. DAIICT ranked 91st among the engineering colleges in India. Whereas, NIT Surathkal ranks 21st by NIRF ranking. The best option among these two depends on the course of your choice.
However, here are some of the information about the two institutes which can be useful in choosing between these two institutes.
The institute offers specializations across BTech, MTech, and Ph.D. courses.
The admission for BTech is a 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths as compulsory subjects. JEE Main is compulsory for selection in BTech.
For admission in MTech, the candidates must have 60% marks in BTech. A valid GATE score is mandatory for admission.
The fees for different courses at the institute ranges from INR 65,000 to INR 3.75 lakhs.
The institute offers a BTech program for Mining Engineering. Mining at NIT Surathkal deals with practices, theories, technology in the extraction of mineral resources.
The essential eligibility criteria for admission is 10+2 in the science stream, with a minimum of 75% aggregate.
The candidates’ selection is based on the JEE Main score, and the seats are allocated through JoSAA counseling.
In 2019 the closing cutoff for Mining was 16228-21543.
There are a total of 60 seats available for the Mining branch and the course fee is INR 1.51 lakhs per annum.
According to last year's placement records, a total of 372 students got job offers in 2019 in top-notch MNCs at DAIICT. The top recruiters in DAIICT are Google, Amazon, Samsung, TCS, LInkedIn, Airtel, Oracle, Flipkart, Directi, etc.
The top recruiters for mining at NIT Surathkal are Arista Networks, Idrive Software, ExxonMobil, Commscope Networks, etc.
The placement statistics for the two institutes are as follows.
Mining at NIT Surathkal
INR 39.3 LPA
INR 39 LPA
INR 10.16 LPA
INR 18.75 LPA
In terms of placement, DAIICT is preferable as compared to mining at NIT Surathkal. The placements at DAIICT is above 95% every year. However, you should choose the institute based on the course you like.Read more
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Ans. Thapar University is a top-ranking NAAC 'A+' graded Indian Pvt University with a NIRF rank of 27. It is one of the Top 50 Engineering Colleges of India.
DTU is another top-ranking Government College securing 62nd NIRF Rank and counted among the top 100 engineering colleges of the country.
Gujarat based PDPU is a well-reputed private university securing 177th position by NIRF 2020.
91st NIRF ranking DAIICT is among the top 100 engineering colleges.
The table given below gives a brief overview of the institutions:
70% - JEE Main
30% - 10+2 percentage
85% - Delhi Category
15% - Outside Delhi Category
ACPC - 50%
All India - 35%
NRI - 15%
All India - 35%
GUJCET - 50%
NRI/NRI Sponsored- 15%
Aspirants must have a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in 10+2.
DTU: Candidates will be registering their courses online by visiting the DTU's official site. BTech admissions will be done through JEE Main score followed by JAC Counselling.
PDPU: For PDPU admissions, candidates must fill the application form and submit the required credentials. Allocation of seats will be based on merit, preference, and seat availability.
DAIICT: A valid score in the JEE Mains entrance test is mandatory for DAIICT admission. Candidates will be shortlisted based on counseling and the score obtained in the previous examination.
Thapar University: It supports the digital library, advanced accommodation conveniences, speed wi-fi, well-equipped health care facilities for the students.
DTU: Lyngby Campus possesses numerous student cafeterias, stores, a library, and unique conveniences such as DTU Skylab. Students will have easy access to Portalen and CampusNet 24x7.
PDPU: It provides its students with a well accessible digital library, a variety of laboratory services, and an IT equipped information center.
DAIICT: It has an incredible laboratory, seminar halls, medical facilities, sports, and cultural complexes.
The majority of Thapar students get enlisted by IBM, Oracle, Wipro, Infosys, Royal Bank of Scotland, Western Digital Corporation, Arcesium India, TCS, Bajaj Auto, Schneider Electric, Microsoft, and many more.
The highest package offered to the students was 43 LPA whereas the average package was 7 LPA.
The students were offered a total of 264 placement offers.
The university recorded an 87% placement rate in the recent placement drive.
DTU is ranked no. 1 in a placement category by Outlook India.
The software & IT sector bagged the highest number of offers.
Google, Microsoft, McKinsey&Company, etc are some highly-reputed companies that recruit DTU students every year.
The highest package secured by the students was 1.02 CPA while the average package was 11.17 LPA.
A total of 99 placement offers were made with a 50% overall placement rate.
The highest package offered to the students was 14 LPA while the average package was 7.02 LPA.
The university recorded a 65% placement rate with a total of 100 offers made
Companies especially from Energy & Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, and other sectors prioritize PDPU students for recruitments.
However, Hansa Group, Federal Bank, Wipro, Indian Oil are some of its major recruiters.
The highest package secured by the students was 39.3 LPA whereas the average salary was 10.16 LPA.
A total of 147 offers were made by the recruiters.
The university recorded a 95% overall placement rate.
Google is a top recruiter in DAIICT. Other major recruiters include TCS, Accenture, Amazon, Facebook, and Flipkart.
These are the major highlights of all the four top colleges, having good campus life and offering decent placement opportunities to its students. It's your turn to decide now.Read more
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Ans. IIITM, Gwalior, and DAIICT, Gandhinagar are two institutes of technology in our country. Both the institutions have been accredited by NAAC and DAIICT is graded ‘A’ by the same. IIITM is even approved by AICTE, while DAIICT is approved by UGC. IIITM is ranked 100th out of 300 in India by NIRF for BTech. Whereas, DAIICT is ranked 111th out of 300 in India for the same.
Both IIITM and DAIICT accept admission based on past academic performance and scores in relevant entrance exams.
B.Tech., M.Tech., MBA, Ph.D., B.Tech. + MBA, etc. are among the popular courses at IIITM.
Whereas, DAIICT offers B.Tech., M.Tech., B.Des., M.Sc., Ph.D., etc.
Infrastructure and Facilities:
IIITM: The institute offers hostels with modern facilities, labs, lecture theatres, libraries, computational facilities, auditorium, sports, yoga, canteen, common room, etc. It hosts a number of cultural events throughout the academic year.
DAIICT: The institute offers a number of facilities to its students that include a 16000 sq. ft. library, IT labs, 7 food courts serving a variety of cuisines, etc.
IIITM: IIITM scholarships are provided to meritorious students who fulfill some criteria, such as scoring a certain GPA, and maintain the terms and conditions for availing it.
DAIICT: The Reliance merit scholarships, DAIICT merit scholarships, and DAIICT merit-cum-means scholarships are offered to the students.
90% of students were placed in top recruiting companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, EY, Google, Goldman Sachs, etc.
The highest and average packages offered were 42 LPA and 14.58 LPA, respectively.
90% of students were placed in top recruiting companies such as Flipkart, Amazon, Microsoft, etc.
The highest and average packages offered were 39.3 LPA and 10.16 LPA, respectively.
IIITM: Notable alumni of the institute include Abhishek Kishore Gupta (Partner: KPMG India), Anil Choudhary (Data Scientist), Aditi Bansal (Program Management Associate: Adobe), and Naveen Sharma (Scientist).
DAIICT: DAIICT graduates pursue higher education in institutes like IIT and also in universities abroad such as the University of Florida, the University of California, etc. DAIICT graduates are in top positions at organizations such as Hewlett Packard and Ericsson India.
Both IIITM and DAIICT are well-known institutions, and interested individuals must do research for both before choosing one, and take into account other deciding factors as well.Read more
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Ans. All the Colleges are considered to be among the best colleges to pursue Computer Science in India. NIT Surathkal, BITS-Hyderabad, DTU, and DA-IICT are ranked 13 (NIRF 2020), 47 (Jagran Josh), 36 (NIRF 2020), and 111 (NIRF 2020) respectively for BTech. All the Universities offer experienced faculties from subject backgrounds and have well-equipped full-fledged laboratories to carry out academic and research works.
BITS-Hyderabad offers a BE program for CSE. Whereas, NIT Surathkal, DTU, and DAIICT offer BTech CSE. BITS-Hyderabad accepts admission based on BITSAT scores. NIT Surathkal, DTU, DAIICT accepts admission for BTech CSE through JEE Mains.
The required cutoff for CSE programs at these institutions according to previous years is as follows.
2156 (Other State)
3561 (Home State)
The total course fee at these institutes is as follows.
BITS Hyderabad- 16.73 lakh
NIT Surathkal- 3.95 lakh
DTU- 7.80 lakh
DAIICT- 6.88 lakh
Students of CSE at these institutes pursue their careers in different sectors of IT like Software development & Testing, Database Management, Web Technology, etc. Top recruiters at these institutes for CSE graduates are Amazon.com, Accolite, Capital IQ, Ceat Limited, Samsung, SONY, Microsoft, etc. The placement statistics for CSE at BITS, NIT-S, DTU, DAIICT are as follows.
The Department of Computer Science & Engineering in NIT-Surathkal is actively involved in various research activities and has signed various academic collaborative projects such as MoU with IBM, Intel, Leeds Metropolitan University, and others.
All these institutes have their own pros and cons. So go through the information given above and choose according to your convenience.Read more
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Ans. Indian Institute of Information, Technology and Management (IIITM), Gwalior, and Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DAIICT) are both excellent colleges for Engineering and Science courses.
Tabulated below is a brief overview of both institutes:
Entrance Exam, Merit-based
B.Tech, M.Tech, MBA, P.hD
B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc, M.des, P.hD
1.49 - 1.79 LPA
1.97 - 3.75 LPA
Library, Hostel, Auditorium, Sports
Library, IT Labs, Food Courts
Both these colleges offer courses in B.Tech, M.Tech, M.Sc, and P.hD, with IIITM offering a course in MBA whereas DAIICT has a special master’s degree for design M.des. Along with the ordinary courses, IIITM offers integrated courses as well in a B.Tech + MBA and B.Tech + M.Tech format.
Admission and Scholarships:
IIITM and DAIICT are both famous for their engineering courses however their JEE cut-offs are very different. IIITM offers Scholarships to students on the basis of merit whereas DAIICT has numerous scholarships sponsored by Reliance based on merit cum means.
In terms of campus area, IIITM Gwalior has a 200-acre campus area with a library, hostel, laboratories, and other sports facilities. They also have an auditorium, yoga centre and numerous other recreational activities.
DAIICT has a modern campus with a library, 24/7 Wifi facilities, IT Labs, and up-to-date infrastructure as well as 7 food courts offering a number of delicacies and food types.
In terms of placements. IIITM records over 90% placements with the highest salary package of 42 LPA and averages being 14.58 LPA. The top recruiters include Microsoft, Makemytrip, EY, Morgan Stanley, Google, Reliance, and Goldman Sachs.
DAIICT has a tremendous placement record with 372 out of 400 students receiving a placement letter and has tie-ups in many multinational companies like Flipkart, Amazon, Microsoft, etc.
Both colleges offer equal opportunities for students to grow and pursue their passion. It is up to the student dispensing on the area, type, and method of education they prefer to choose one out of the following institutes.Read more
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