The University of Punes (UoP) stature as the states largest university system and a premier hub for engineering and technology studies stands confirmed. The varsity has accounted for 8,005 of the total 12,267 fresh engineering seats that have been added to the states kitty, a 65% share in the increase of student intake in the state this year.
The total number of seats at the UoP has increased by 21% from 37,275 last year to 45,280 this year. Similarly, the number of institutions has gone up to 106 from the 90-odd last year. Mumbai University came closest with a student intake of 22,900 seats almost half the intake of UoP. Nagpur and Kolhapur universities have a student intake of 19,512 and 13,560 seats respectively.
At the state level, engineering seats have gone up by 10% from 1,25,097 last year to 1,37,364 this year as per the seat distribution details for 2012-13 released by the directorate of technical education (DTE). The total figure does not include the 7,390 student intake that has been declared for the 12 autonomous institutions as well as the Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University (BATU), Lonere, and the SNDT Womens University, Mumbai.
Barring the AIEEE, institute-level and minority quota seats, a total of 91,109 seats across the state will be available for allotment through the two rounds of the centralised admission process (CAP) this year. Last year, the seat availability for CAP rounds in the state was 78,493. At UoP 30,806 seats will be available through CAP rounds as against last years 24,245 seats. The admission process now enters the crucial phase of online submission and verification of option forms.
For the first time, the DTE has introduced mock allotment for CAP round I, which aims to enable students to get a better approach to their choice of seats. While the mock allotment process, which does not guarantee a seat to the applicant, will continue till July 14, the actual submission of option forms and verification of the same at the designated application receipt centres will be held from July 15 to 18.
There is no separate admission process for the autonomous institutions, which have increased in numbers from last years five to 12 this year. Of the 7,390 student intake for these institutions, as well as BATU and SNDT, a total of 5,540 seats will be available for allotment through CAP rounds I and II. The rest will be filled through AIEEE and institute quota. The CAP round III will be a counselling-based exercise to be carried out at the Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad.
Courtesy: Times of India