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Centralized Admission Process (CAP)


IMPORTANT NOTE:

The admission process has been revised from the year academic year 2014-15 and numerous changes have been listed out below. The revised process has also been given below that.

 

Related Topics:

  • Unlike the last year, NO mock CAP round is going to be conducted this year.
  • Number of CAP Rounds have been changed back to 4 i.e. 3 online and one spot counselling.
  • Candidates will now apply through their JEE Mains score combined with the normalised marks of Physics, Chemistry and Maths obtained in the 12th Qualifying Board Examination

For students who are out of the CAP Rounds and still wish to pursue engineering in Mumbai or Pune the only options left are:

  1. DJ Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai
  2. Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering, Mumbai (if you’ve appeared for NMAT)
  3. Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Pune
  4. Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Pune (if you've appeared for BVCET)
  5. Army Institute of Technology, Pune (if you're eligible)

Eligibility:


Eligibility criteria for Maharashtra State Candidate and Outside Maharashtra State Candidate:

Candidate should be an Indian National and should have passed the HSC (Std.XII) examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with subjects English, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/Biotechnology /Biology/ Technical Vocational subject

AND

Secured minimum 50 % marks (minimum 45 % marks, in case of Backward class categories and Persons with Disability candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only) in the subjects Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject added together.

AND

Obtained a positive Composite score i.e., marks obtained after adding 50% of JEE(Main) 2014 (Paper 1) marks and 50% of normalized Standard XII (Board or EquivalentExamination) marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Eligibility Criteria For All India Candidates:

Candidate should be an Indian National and should have passed the HSC (Std.XII) examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with subjects English, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/Biotechnology /Biology/ Technical Vocational subject

AND

Secured minimum 50 % marks (minimum 45 % marks, in case of Backward class categories and Persons with Disability candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only) in the subjects Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject added together.

AND

Obtained All India Rank in JEE (Main) 2014 (Paper 1) given by CBSE

Note: Maharashtra Candidates eligible as per the rule shall submit single Application and Option form for the CAP for both Maharashtra State Seats and All India Seats. Such candidates will be given best single allotment through CAP as per inter‐se‐merit

The Process:


The DTE's site mentions the dates for each of the procedures given in the following steps:

Stage 1: Puchase of Application Kit from the ARC

  • All aspiring MS & OMS Candidates are required to procure/purchase the Application Kit form any nearest ARC against the payment of Rs.700/‐ for General Category Maharashtra State, Outside Maharashtra State (OMS) candidate which is to be paid in CASH at ARC. A List of ARCs is given below.
  • Rs. 500/‐ for Reserved Category & Physically Handicapped Candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only which is to be paid in CASH at ARC(Application form Receipt Centre)
  • The Application Kit consists of Application ID and Password as well as important instructions/guidelines and various stages for CAP Admission. The candidate can submit the application form withthe help of the Application ID and password.
  • No other mode of payment is applicable.

Stage 2: Online filling of application form

  • Candidates  will  be  able  to  fill  in  the  Online  Application  Form  through  any  computer connected to internet either from home/ cyber café or at any of the ARCs.
  • Candidates  are  required  to  enter  his/her  details  as  per  instructions  given  for  online Application Form. 
  • Candidates aspiring for All India Seats are required to enter the details of JEE main 2014 in the Application form.
  • The candidate should take the printout of his/her application form. It will display the list of the documents required by the candidate to substantiate the claims made on the application form.
  • The  candidate  can  update  the  data  himself/herself  before  confirmation  of  the  application form at any ARC  through  his/her  login. Once the application is confirmed at ARC, the information can’t be changed/ edited.

Stage 3: Confirmation of form at ARC

  • All  the  MS  candidates  who  have  filled  the  Online  Application  Form  should  report  to any convenient  ARC in person along  with  printout of online  filled  application  form, attested copies  of  the  required documents. The candidate should also carry the required original documents for verification.
  • The ARC officer shall verify the information and required original documents and collect the duly signed application along with attested copies of the required documents.
  • The  ARC  officer  shall  confirm  candidate’s  application  through  online  system  and  issue him/her  the Acknowledge‐cum‐ Receipt  letter,  which  will  have  the  particulars of the candidate’s profile, important instructions etc.

Stage 4: Display of Provisional Merit List

  • Provisional Merit List of eligible Maharashtra candidates, TFWS Candidates, All India candidates and J&K Migrant candidates will be displayed on www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in/fe2014 and at the ARCs as per the schedule.
  • Final merit lists will be displayed on the www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in/fe2014 and at ARCs as per the Schedule.

NOTE: The merit list gives relative position of the candidate and it does not guarantee admission to any course

Stage 5: Online option forms for CAP Rounds

  • In order to participate in the Centralized Admission Process (subject to fulfilment of the eligibility criterion of respective CAP round), it is MANDATORY to fill the Online Option Form for respective CAP Round.
  • Candidates will be able to fill in the online option form through their login on website.
  • It is mandatory for all candidates to confirm the online option form by him/ her.
  • The candidate will not be able to change the Options once it is confirmed.
  • Every course has been allotted a 9‐digit choice code.
  • The serial number of block in the option form indicates preference of choice. Thus the choice code of the institute filled by the candidate in block No. 1 will be his/her first preference.
  • The candidate can fill minimum 1 and maximum 100 options. The candidate has to fill the institute choice code against the option number in the online option form.
  • Candidate has to confirm the submitted on‐line Option Form himself/herself by re‐entering Application ID and Password.
  • The candidate can take the printout of the confirmed Option form for future reference.

Stage 6: Allottment and confirmation of seats

  • The allotment of eligible candidates for respective rounds will be displayed on the website.
  • The candidate should to take a printout of the displayed allotment.
  • No separate allotment letter will be issued to the candidate.
  • The candidate will report to the allotted institute and confirm the admission at the respective Institute along with the necessary original documents as specified in the information brochure and pay full fees.
  • The respective Institute will carry out “Online Update” of the confirmation of the candidate’s admission on website through their Institute login, at the time when the candidate is being admitted at the Institute.
  • The system shall automatically generate letter of confirmation of the admission as an acknowledgement.
  • The institute is required to take a printout of the acknowledgement and then the status of candidate will change to ‘Reported Candidate’.
  • If the candidate (to whom it is Mandatory to report after allotment) fails to report to and confirm the admission at the Institute, on or before the last date of reporting at the Institute then the candidate shall lose claim on the allotted seat.
  • Such seats will be treated as vacant seat for subsequent rounds of CAP.
  • The candidates will be able to know the status of reporting, his/her eligibility for next round through login.

CAP Round I

  • All candidates who have secured FIRST CHOICE allotment will not be eligible for subsequent CAP rounds irrespective of whether the candidate confirms the admission or not. Hence such candidates are advised to confirm the admission at the respective Institute as per the secured allotment in the CAP Round-I since names of such candidates will be automatically deleted from the subsequent lists of eligible candidates for subsequent CAP rounds.
  • Candidates (other than those covered in above stated rule) who have secured an allotment which is not first option And who are satisfied with the allotment of CAP Round‐I And who are no more interested in participating in subsequent CAP rounds may confirm the admission by reporting at the respective institute. Others who aren’t satisfied with the allotment of CAP round – I may reject the allotment and in turn become eligible for the Cap round – II. If a candidate confirms the admission, then they will not be eligible to participate in subsequent CAP rounds. Names of such candidates will be automatically deleted from the subsequent list of eligible candidates for subsequent CAP rounds.
  • All such seats, on which the candidates have confirmed the admission on or before the last date of reporting of CAP Round – I, shall not be available for allotment in subsequent CAP rounds.
  • Those candidate who aren’t given any allotment, automatically become eligible to participate in the next CAP round. The Same follows for the Subsequent CAP rounds

CAP Round II

  • All candidates who have secured ANY ONE OF THE FIRST THREE OPTIONS will not be eligible for subsequent CAP rounds irrespective of whether the candidate confirms the admission or not. Hence such candidates are advised to confirm the admission at the respective Institute
  • Other rules are similar to CAP round I

CAP Round III

  • All candidates who have secured ANY ONE OF THE FIRST SEVEN OPTIONS will not be eligible for subsequent CAP rounds irrespective of whether the candidate confirms the admission or not. Hence such candidates are advised to confirm the admission at the respective Institute
  • Other rules are similar to CAP round I & II

Stage 7: CAP round 4 - counselling roundAvailable Seats­

  • All MS & All India seats under purview of Competent Authority except the seats, which are filled in Round‐I, II and III.
  • All vacant All India seats will be merged to MS General Seats.
  • All vacant seats in respective categories such as Backward, PH, HU, OHU etc. will be considered as State Level General seats.

Rules for round 4

  • Eligible candidates must report in person at the venue of “Centre of Counselling Round” in order to secure admission in this round of admission strictly as per the notified schedule. Candidate who reports late will not be allowed to participate in this round.
  • Candidate is required to pay processing fees of CAP Round‐IV, Rs.100/‐ in cash at the Center of Admission and obtain a receipt for the same.
  • The candidate will report as per schedule at the Center of Counseling Round along with the necessary original documents and carry part payment of non‐refundable fees of Rs.15000/‐ in the form of DD.
  • Eligible Candidates who report to the Admission Center will be offered admission to available seat as per the inter se merit of candidates.
  • Candidates who secure admission in this round must confirm the admission on the spot by paying non‐refundable fees of Rs.15000/‐ (in the form of DD only) and on producing necessary documents in original for verification.
  • The Centre of Counseling Round will update the confirmation of the candidate’s admission on DTE website immediately.
  • Candidate will have to report later on to the respective Institute for paying balance fees (i.e. Total fees less Rs.15000/) as per notified schedule. If the candidate fails to report to the Institute and pay the balance fees on or before the last date of reporting at the Institute then the candidate shall lose claim on the allotted seat as well on the Rs.15000/‐ paid by the candidate at the Centre of Counselling Round.

Filling up of Online Option Form for allotment Rounds

This is the most crucial part of the entire process. Students are therefore advised to List down the 100 Colleges of their choice before the actual CAP round starts. CAP is a computerised process and the Search Ends at the very First availability i.e. it is very important that the candidate arranges the colleges in the option form wisely to avoid wasting time and to get the best possible allotment in the very First CAP round.

The following Pattern can be kept in mind while filling the option form and while deciding the preference order.

  1. Dream Colleges – Candidates can start their preferences with their dream colleges. It might not be possible to get an admission there but one can always try his/her luck.
  2. Optimistic Options – Where the candidate is not very sure but a little sure that he might secure a seat at that college
  3. Realistic options – Where the candidate is very much sure of securing a seat

This is just the most Feasible and realistic way we could think about for getting the best possible outcome from the CAP rounds.

Factors to be considered while selecting colleges

  • Teaching Quality: This is the single most Important factor
  • Convenience Of commuting: Do not unnecessarily go to a very far off college
  • Infrastructure: Like Labs, workshops etc. (Actually all colleges DO have the minimum infrastructure required.) Hence the factor is not very crucial
  • ON campus placements: This factor also gets unnecessarily over exaggerated. Now days, not many students take up jobs immediately after their B.E. Most of them either want to do M.S. or M.E. (Or M.Tech.) or MBA. Hence, campus placements after B.E. need not be over emphasized.
  • Fees: Each college will have its own fee structure. Hence one’s financial capacity should be considered before taking admission
  • Candidates can get all the information about Colleges in the college reviews section

What should be given more importance? College or the Branch?

This is a difficult issue. Giving priority to branch seems more reasonable. After one graduates, one’s college may not be as important but one’s branch of Engineering will be quite influential in deciding one’s future. However, if one is getting a similar branch (though NOT the same) in probably a better college, one may choose the better college e.g. if one is getting Computers in SPIT (Sardar Patel Institute of Technology) And EXTC in say Vivekanand, one may chose SPIT.


There are a total of three CAP rounds from the year 2012-12, which are quite nicely tabled here.

CAP Round No. No. of Options Eligibility Explanation/Remarks
Round 1 Min. 1 and Max. 100 ALL

1st: admission has to be taken. Student is not eligible for further CAP rounds.

2-100: admission need not be confirmed. Student is eligible for further rounds.

Round 2 Min. 1 and Max. 100 Students who couldn’t secure (or didn’t take) a seat in round 1.

1-3: admission has to be taken. Student is not eligible for further CAP rounds.

4-100: admission need not be confirmed. Student is eligible for further rounds.

Round 3 Min. 1 and Max. 100 Students who couldn’t secure (or didn’t take) a seat in round 2.

1-7: admission has to be taken. Student is not eligible for further CAP rounds.

8-100: admission need not be confirmed. Student is eligible for counselling round.

Round 4 It’s counseling in Aurangabad. Everyone gets a seat. Students who couldn’t get a seat through Round 2 It’s the last CAP round. There will be no further rounds, but it’s highly advisable to try not to go so far before getting a seat.

List of Application form Receipt Centres (ARCs)


No. Name of College Address Nearest Railway Station
1 Vermata Jijabai Technological Institute(VJTI) H.R. Mahajani Marg, Matunga, Mumbai 400019 Wadala/KingsCircle
2 Vidyalankar Institute of Technology (VIT) Vidyalankar College Marg, Wadala(E), Mumbai , 400614 Wadala
3 Watumull Institute of Electronics Engg. & Computer Tech 47, Dr. R.G. Thadani Marg, (near Venus Apartment) WorlI. Dadar
4 Sardar Patel College of Engineering (SPCE) Munshi Nagar, Andheri (West), Mumbai - 400058 Andheri
5 Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (RGIT) Off. Juhu Versova Link Road, Versova, Andheri(W) Andheri
6 Thakur College of Engineering and Technology (TCET) Thakur Shyamnarayan Marg,Thakur Village,Kandivali(E) Kandivali
7 K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering (KJSCoE) Vidya Nagar, Vidya Vihar, Mumbai - 400077 Vidyavihar
8 Thadomal Shahani Engineering College (TSEC) 37th Road, Off Linking Road, (Near National), Bandra (West) Bandra
9 Vivekanand Education Society's Inst. of Tech. (VESIT) Hashu Advani Memorial Complex, Behind Collector Colony, R.C. Marg, Chembur. Chembur
10 St. Francis Institute of Technology (SFIT) Mount Poinsur, S.V.P. Road, Borivali ( W ) Borivali
11 Shivajirao S. Jondhale College of Engineering (SSJCE) Sheel Kalyan Highway, Behind Venkatesh Petrolpump, Sonarpada,Manpada Post, Dombivali (E) Dombivali
12 Vidyavardhini's College of Engg and Tech (Vartak) K.T.Marg, Vasai Road. Vasai
13 K.C. College of Engineering Mith bunder Road, Near Sadguru Gardens, Kopri Thane
14 Ramarao Adik Instt. of Tech (RAIT) Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyanagar, Sector-7, Phase-I, Nerul, Navi Mumbai Nerul
15 FR. C. Rodrigues Institute of Technology (FCRIT) Sector 9-A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai Vashi
16 Smt. Alamuri Ratnamala Institute of Engineering and Technology (Koti College) Sapgaon, Tal. Shahapur. Sapgaon, Taluka Shahapur  Shelu
17 Theem College of Engineering At Village Betegaon,Boisar Chillhar Road , Near Union Park, Boisar(E) Boisar
18 Shree LR Tiwari College of Engineering Survey no. 267, Near Commisioner's Bungalow, Kanakiya Park, Mira Road (E) Mira Road
19 Om Gurudev College of Engineering Mohili-Aghai, (Atgaon - Tansa - Aghai Road), Shahpur Atgaon
20 Saraswati College of Engineering Plot No 46/46 A, Sector 5 Near MSEB Sub Station Kharghar Kharghar
21 Kokan Gyanpeeth College of Engineering Vengaon Road, Dahivali, Karjat Karjat

No. Name of College Address Landmark
1 College of Engineering (COEP) Wellesly Road, Shivaji Nagar Pune COEP (Nr. Pune Railway Station)
2 P.E.S. Modern College of Engineering 1186 A, Shivajinagar, Off. J.M. Road, Pune Wadia College
3 JSPM's Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering S. No. 80/3, Mumbai Pune Bypass Highway, Tathawade Tathawade
4 Jaywantrao Sawant College of Engineering S. No. 58, Indrayani Nagar, Handewadi Road, Hadapsar Handewadi Road
5 MAEER's Maharashtra Academy of Engineering Kelgaon-Alandi, Alandi(Devachi), Tal. Khed -
6 Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)) Paud Road,Survey No. 124, Ex-Servicemen Colony, Kothrud MIT, Mayur Colony
7 G.H.Raisoni College of Engineering & Management Gat No. 1200 , Domkhel Road, Wagholi,Tal-Haveli,Pune -
8 JSPM's Imperial College of Engineering and Research Gat No. 720/2, Pune-Ahmadnagar Road, Wagholi, Tal- Haveli, Pune -
9 Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering Sector 26, Pradhikaran, Nigdi Pradhikaran, Pune Nr. Akurdi Railway Station
10 Sinhgad College of Engineering 44/1, Vadgaon,(bk) off sinhgad Road Pune -
11 Indira College of Engineering & Management Survey No.64,65,Gat No.276, At Post Parandwadi, Near Somatne Phata, Tal- Maval, Pune -
12 Trinity College of Engineering and Research Haveli. S.No. 25/27, Pisoli, Pune -
13 Dr .D. Y. Patil Institute of Engineering & Technology Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune Nr. Akurdi Railway Station
14 Pune Institute of Computer Technology Sr.No. 27, Pune -Satara Road, Dhankavdi, Pune  
15 Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT) 666, Upper Indira Nagar, Bibwewadi, Pune VIT
16 Pune Vidyarthi Griha's College of Engineering and Technology 44, Vidyanagari, Parvati, Shivdarshan Chowk, Near MuktanganEnglish School, Pune -
17 AISSMS College of Engineering Kennedy Road, Near R.T.O.  Pune. Pune RTO, COEP
18 Vidya Pratishthan's College of Engineering (VPCOE) Vidyanagari, Bhigwan Road, Baramati Pune -
19 Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology (VIIT) Survey No.2/3/4 Kondhwa (Bk.) Pune Near VIT
20 Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Engineering, Ambi Ambi, Talegaon, Maval, Pune -

Note :

  • ARCs will remain open on all days of schedule (including holidays) between 11AM to 5 PM
  • All institutes will remain open from 11AM to 5PM on all days of reporting.
  • It is Mandatory for the candidate (except J&K Migrant) to confirm the Online Application form at ARC and get the Receipt-cum-Acknowledgement duly signed by ARC, failing which the candidate will not be considered for allotment.
  • J&K Migrant Candidate will get the Receipt-cum-Acknowledgement through their login after confirmation of application form.
  • Candidates are required to carry all originals along with score card of JEE Main 2014 to ARC at the time of confirmation and verification of documents.