2.57 Lakh Can Apply For Engineering Courses - Online Process All Set To Begin From
The admission process for autonomous engineering colleges
and non-autonomous engineering and pharmacy colleges in the state will begin from
June 21, the State Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) announced on 14th June
2011. Till last year, admissions to the six autonomous engineering colleges
including College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) and Vishwakarma Institute of Technology
(VIT), Pune, were conducted through an independent centralised admission process
(CAPCAI) under the CoEP director.
Allotment of the 2,800-odd seats under the CAPCAI was taken up first before the
focus shifted to the DTE-run centralised admission process (CAP) for the bigger
group of non-autonomous engineering colleges. Students had to go through a separate
procedure for CAPCAI and then the CAP.
Starting this year, there will be a single process under the DTE. Acceptance of
admission forms and scrutiny of supporting documents will be conducted simultaneously
for autonomous and non-autonomous engineering colleges. Separate merit lists will
be released. Students will have to submit option forms through an online process.
The seat allotment too will be effected online, the DTE said.
A separate notification will release details about the online submission of forms
and allotment process. It will be posted on the DTE's website: www.dte.org.in
and published in the newspapers. Online registration will be mandatory for candidates
applying for engineering and pharmacy CAPs.
A total of 2,57,208 students, who appeared for the physics, chemistry and mathematics
(PCM) as well as the PCMB papers in the MHT-CET 2011 were declared eligible for admissions.
According to DTE sources, the figures may overlap with those released by the director
of medical education and research (DMER) for the health sciences segment of the
MHT-CET. Many students would have written the exams for the PCMB group to keep the
choice of going for engineering or medical studies.
Qualifying for engineering admission is easier considering that there is a glut
of engineering seats in the state. All that a student is required to do is to appear
for the MHT-CET to qualify for admission,
Last year, close to 22,000 engineering seats remained vacant at the end of the admission
process. A student scoring less than 50% marks in the PCM group in standard XII
exam cannot qualify for admission to an engineering course even if he/she has appeared
and cleared MHT-CET.
In all, 1,26,611 students from the open category and 1,30,597 from the reserved
categories have been declared eligible for engineering admissions this year. A total
of 37 students ended up with scores of 190 and above in the PCM segment this year.
The state has 309 engineering colleges that collectively account for a student intake
of 1,14,238 seats. This includes 5,768 seats at 19 government-run, aided and university
managed engineering colleges. Unaided engineering colleges are 290 in number and
account for 1,08,500 seats.
Similarly, there are 147 pharmacy colleges, which together account for a student
intake of 9,170 seats. This includes 490 seats at 10 government-run and aided colleges.
The remaining 8,380 seats are at 137 unaided pharmacy colleges.
Health Sciences: The DMER has announced that selection
process for admission to health science courses will be conducted by way of submission
of preference forms by the eligible students, at four centres BJ Medical College
in Pune; Grant Medical College in Mumbai and Government Medical Colleges at Nagpur
and Aurangabad a notification to this effect will be posted soon on the DMERs website:
and will also be put out in the newspapers.
Verification of Marks: The BJ Medical College
in Pune, which is one of the divisional authorities for the MHT-CET, received at
least 10 applications by 14th June 2011 evening, from students seeking verification
of marks scored in MHT-CET 2011, after the results were declared earlier in the day.
The verification process will remain open for four days from the day of declaration
of results. If a candidate desires to get his/her answer sheet evaluation verified,
an application in prescribed proforma (Annexure L), along with self addressed unstamped
envelope (9"X 4.5") should be submitted to any divisional authority along with demand
draft/pay order of Rs. 500 drawn on any scheduled commercial bank in favour of "Competent
Authority MH-CET, Mumbai", payable at Mumbai. The candidate will be sent photocopy
of the answer sheet and model answer key, after due verification by the competent
authority, through registered post. Representations received after the specified
period will not be entertained.
Courtesy: Times of India