Some of the key aspects of the engineering admission process
When an engineering aspirant stands on the threshold of the
admission process, several questions come to mind. From which subjects
should be chosen to the preferable colleges, ideal specializations given the current
scenario, the entrance procedures, different admission rounds. There are numerous
queries to which one has no answers. This is the stage where a student needs proper
guidance. Let us look at some of the key aspects of the engineering admission process
and understand it from a student perspective.
Excluding autonomous institutes, the Centralized Admissions Process for admission
to engineering colleges is referred to as 'CAP'. There is a separate procedure for
admission to autonomous/university colleges (VJTI, COEP,
VIT, SGGS, ICT) with a different admission form and process. If admission
is secured in an autonomous institution, the student cannot apply for CAP.
So far there are about 1,15,000 seats available this year. This includes 21,000
and 32,000 seats for Mumbai and Pune University respectively.
The seats reserved for students who have cleared MHT CET in Maharashtra are known
as Maharashtra State Seats. These consist of 100% seats of SNDT (only for girls),
85% of BATU, 65% of private non-minority and 25% of private minority institutions.
For students who have cleared AIEEE exam, 15% of seats of private non minority institutions
and about 7.5% seats for minority institutions are available. These are known as
All India Seats.
The students who are eligible either for Maharashtra State Seats/All India Seats
or also eligible for both types of seats are required to fill only one online form
www.dte.org.in/fe2011 within the prescribed time limit. Those who are eligible
for All India seats will have to pay additional fees by DD. After filling this form
it is to be confirmed at Application Receipt Centre (ARC) by producing certificates
and other necessary documents. After rounds the merit list is prepared. The subsequent
entrance process depends on this merit list. This process can start immediately
after MHT CET results and ends in early July.
There are 4 rounds in all. Online Option Form is to be filled for the first three
rounds because they are of 'Allotment' type, while the fourth one is 'Counselling'
type. These start approximately from the second week of July and continue till the
end of August. CAP round one requires only one online option form to be filled through
which students can apply for admission to any participating college of engineering
in Maharashtra. It is necessary to consider the status and category of college while
selecting the college. While choosing the preference order i.e. which college should
be given first preference and which one the second and what should be order for
the others, etc., students have to be very sure about it. While going through preferences
given by students in past years, students in Maharashtra have generally given top
preference to Computer/ Telecom/ Mechanical Engineering.
For round 1 of CAP, students can give a maximum of twenty options. For round 2 and
3, up to 30 and 40 options can be submitted respectively. These rounds are identical
to round one i.e. Allotment Type. The round 4, which comes afterwards is of counseling
type. Students should remember that round 2, 3, 4 are essentially vacancy rounds.
Therefore, as one goes from round 1 to round 4, the vacancies keep on reducing.
In private unaided colleges, the management can fill maximum 20% seats under institute
Courtesy: DNA India