All about Engineering Admission
In Chaos and Confusion about Engineering Admissions, Mr.
Avinash Chatorikar of Vidyalankar provides a guiding light by highlighting vital
must-know information about the process.
The admission process that engineering aspirants go through can numb the mind at
times. At others, there is ambiguity. It is not surprising then to have innumerable
questions ranging from which course to opt for to preferable colleges, ideal specialisations,
the entrance procedures, different admission rounds. Mr. Avinash Chatorikar sheds
light on some of the key aspects of the engineering admission process.
What is engineering CAP?
With the exception of autonomous institutes,the Centralised Admissions Process is
applicable for admission to most of the engineering colleges in Maharashtra and
is referred to as CAP. Admission to autonomous/ university colleges like
ICT, VJTI, COEP, VIT, SGGS, Walchand follows a separate procedure based
on MHT-CET criterion with a different application form. If admission is secured
at any autonomous institution, the student cannot apply for CAP. There will be about
1,15,000 seats available through CAP this year. This includes 21,000 and 32,000
seats for Mumbai and Pune University respectively.
The seats filled on the basis of MHT CET for students of Maharashtra domicile are
known as Maharashtra State Seats. These consist of 100% seats of SNDT (only for
girls), 85% of BATU (Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere), 65%
of seats from private non-minority institutes and about 25% of private minority
institutes. For students who have cleared AIEEE exam, 15% of seats of private non-minority
institutions and about 4% seats of minority institutions are available. These are
known as All India Seats. The percentage of minority seats available for CAP may
vary with the institutes as per their policy.
What about the online admission forms?
Students who are eligible either for Maharashtra State Seats/ All India Seats or
also eligible for both types of seats are required to fill a single form on the
www.dte.org.in/fe2011 within the prescribed time limit. Those who are eligible
for All India seats are expected to pay additional fees by DD.
Once the form is duly filled, do make it a point to confirm it at the Application
Receipt Centre (ARC) by producing the required certificates and other necessary
documents. After the final confirmation date, merit list is prepared. This process
normally commences immediately after MHT CET results and ends in early July.
What are the fees charged
There is a fee fixation committee,through which the college fees are fixed. These
may vary from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1,00,000. This amount is based on the expenses incurred
by the college in the previous year.
How is allotment of institute level seats?
In private unaided colleges, the management can fill maximum 20% seats under institute
level quota. Students will have to apply separately to each college. While here
the preliminary information is covered, you may still need further detailed information
/ expert guidance which is available through series of seminars that are being conducted
by Vidyalankar from now up to end of June 2011. Vidyalankar has been doing this
philanthropic activity of giving valuable information /guidance to anxious parents
& students for the past several years. Tens of thousands of students have benefited
from attending these seminars. Vidyalankar has set up a special help cell for FE
admission process queries and students may mail their queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the above information is based on the admission
process in 2010. If there are any changes for 2011, students may take a note about
it once 2011 rules & regulations are announced by DTE.
Courtesy: Times of India