DA-IICT is a full-fledged state university (not a deemed university) since March 2003. University status has been conferred on it through a state Act of the Government of Gujarat on 6 March 2003. The University Grants Commission (UGC) of the Government of India has notified the inclusion of DA-IICT in the list of universities maintained by the UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act.
DA-IICT does not fall under purview of AICTE for recognition of its program(s). MHRD has also come out with its directives to AICTE stating that it cannot send notices to any University/Deemed-to-be-University on recognition of the courses run by them. The above circular issued in April 2006.
DA-IICT offers programs in B.Tech. (ICT), M.Tech.(ICT), M.Sc.(IT), M.Sc.(ICT in Agriculture and Rural Development), M.Des.(Multimedia) and Ph.D. Advertisement for respective admissions appears in major national dailies, generally during Dec-March with their eligibility criteria clearly mentioned. Admissions take place strictly as per the announcement made.