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MAH MCA CET (DTE MAHARASHTRA) 2017 COUNSELLING

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MAH MCA CET 2017 Counselling

MAH MCA CET 2017 counselling would be conducted under the guidance of Commissioner, State CET Cell, Govt. of Maharashtra. MAH MCA CET Exam was scheduled on March 19, 2017. The counselling and seat allotment will be carried out through CAP (Centralized Allotment Process) after the declaration of MAH MCA CET ResultsIt would focus on choice filling by the candidates, document verification and confirmation of admission. 

Candidates have to submit and confirm their admission through official website of DTE Maharashtra from June 13, 2017 to June 20, 2017 (5:00 pm). The DTE will display a list of candidates for the provisional seat allotment on June 21, 2017.  

Candidates qualifying MAH MCA CET will be called for the seat allotment process. All the successful candidates will be offered provisional admission. Candidates have to report in person at the Admission Center for confirming their admission. For the CAP Round 1, candidates have to report from July 9, 2017 to July 16, 2017. 


MAH MCA CET Counselling Schedule

The CAP will include 3 rounds of centralized allotment and one last CAP round to be held in the form of Counselling. The given below table elucidates the schedule for MAH MCA CET 2017 Counselling:

ActivityDates
Display of Seat MatrixJune, 2017
Online Submission and Confirmation of Admission for all candidates for CAP round 1, 2 and 3June 13, 2017
Last Date of Online Submission and confirmation for AdmissionJune 20, 2017 
Display Provisional AllotementJune 21, 2017
Reporting On Admission Centres corresponding to CAP  Round 1 July 9, 2017 – July 16, 2017 (5:00 PM)
Display of Second List July 18, 2017 (5:00 PM)
Reporting On Admission Centres corresponding to CAP  Round 2July 19, 2017 – July 22, 2017 (5:00 PM)
Display of Third ListJuly 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Reporting On Admission Centres corresponding to CAP  Round 3July 26, 2017 – July 28, 2017 (5:00 PM)
Display of Vacant Seats CAP round 4July 30, 2017 till 5:00 PM
Online Submission and Confirmation of admissionJuly 30, 2017 – August 2, 2017 (5:00 PM)
Display of Provisional CAP Allotment Round 4August 4, 2017 till 5:00 PM
Reporting ARCAugust 5, 2017 to August 8, 2017 (5:00 PM)

For All candidates Including J & K migrants

August 6, 2017 to August 10, 2017

Important Instructions for Candidates Reporting at ARC

  1. Candidate can get a whole list of ARC (Admission Reporting Centre) from the official website.
  2. They must bring their Provisional Seat Allotment letter. It can also be downloaded from the website if they have allotted seat.
  3. It is mandatory to bring seat acceptance fee of INR 5000/- (General Category, VJ/DT, NT, SBC/OBC Category). Reserved Category candidates have to bring INR 1000/-.
  4. The acceptance fee has to be paid through Demand Draft in favor of “Commissioner, State CET Cell, Maharashtra State, Mumbai” payable at “Mumbai”.
  5. Bring all the supportive documents for the purpose of verification.
  6. It must be noted that the allotted seat can be cancelled at any time if the supportive documents are not relevant or produced by fraudulent means.
  7. Allocated seat can be rejected by remitting the seat acceptance fee from the Reporting Centre.
  8. Direct 2nd Year Admission in MCA institutes will be done under the jurisdiction of Sant Gadgebaba Amravati University, SNDT University and Gondwana University only.
  9. All ARC will remain open on the holidays and Sundays.

Candidates have to visit the ARC’s for Documents Verification, Updates and Confirmation of Application Form in person. The provisional and final merit lists will be published subsequently. All the candidates will be assigned separate merit numbers:

  • All the Maharashtra State candidates who have obtained positive marks in the MAH MCA CET 2017 will be assigned a First Year State Level General Merit Number, Second Year State Level Merit General Number for eligible for second year MCA. They will be also allotted Home University area Merit Number, Category Merit No. etc.
  • Candidates who fall under Outside Maharashtra State (OMS) category and have secured positive score in MAH MCA CET 2017 or equivalent marks in IIT JAM 2017 will be assigned an OMS Merit Number.
  • Candidates who have applied under ‘J&K Migrant’ category and have obtained a positive score in MAH MCA CET 2017 will be assigned State level J&K Merit Number.

MAH MCA CET 2017 Seat Allotment

MAH MCA CET Counselling and Seat Allotment will be conducted through the CAP (Centralized Allotment Process). There will be a total of 3 rounds of Centralized Allotment. In the first three rounds of CAP, centralized allotment would be done for eligible candidates from both Maharashtra State and OMS categories.

All the eligible candidates will be required to fill online option forms before June 20, 2017. The third round of CAP would be conducted only for Maharashtra State candidates. In 2016, seats were allotted in 129 colleges through the first and second round of CAP.

Types of Seats

  1. The seats reserved for Maharashtra State Candidates are further grouped into different categories:
  • Those seats which will be offered for admission to Maharashtra State Candidates irrespective of their Home University Area are known as State Level Seats (SL Seats).
  • There are specific seats which are reserved for Home University i.e., the University under the jurisdiction of which that institute falls.These are called Home University (HU Seats). They are available for allotment through CAP for the Maharashtra Candidates who have their Home University status as that particular University for whose seats they are applying. 
  • There is certain percentage of seats which are reserved for candidates belonging to Universities other than Home University (OHU Seats) i.e. for the Universities other than the Home University under the jurisdiction of which that institute falls. These are known as OHU seats. Candidates are required to opt for seats of other universities (excluding their home university) which fall under OHU seats. To take an example, candidates who have their home university as Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University will not be considered eligible for the OHU seats of those institutes which are located in Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University. Candidates having their home University other than Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University are eligible to apply for OHU seats of the Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University.
  1. Some seats are reserved for Outside Maharashtra State Candidates will be allotted through CAP- They are categorized as OMS seats, meant only for First Year Applicants in MCA course. These seats will be considered as belonging to General Category.
  2. There are certain seats which are available for admission to candidates who belong to Maharashtra Karnataka Disputed Border Area. They are known as MKB seats.
  3. There is a reservation of 15% for candidates who are Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin/Children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries. Out of these 15% seats – One-third will be reserved for children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries and 2/3 will be reserved for PIOs/Foreign Nationals. These seats are categorized as Foreign Nationals/Persons of Indian Origin /Children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries Seats.
  4. There is a reservation for Jammu & Kashmir Migrant Candidates- One seat over and above the sanctioned intake capacity in each engineering institute is reserved for them under the Centralized Allotment Process and are categorized as Jammu & Kashmir Migrant Seats.
  5. For NRI Candidates, there is a reservation of 5% in the sanctioned intakes of all engineering institutes in the state- These seats are within SI and are categorized as Ward of NRI Seats.
  6. Some of the seats are categorized as Institute Level Seats- In all the unaided institutions, there is a maximum of 20% seats which are available for admission on Institutional Level. 
  7. There is a provision that minimum 51% of seats of SI shall be reserved for admission to Minority community/group candidates in unaided minority institutions. They are grouped under Minority seats.

NOTE: Minority Seats % + Institute Level Seats % should not exceed 100%

Allocation of seats within Sanctioned Intake for first year of Computer Application:

Type of InstitutionSeats for Maharashtra State CandidatesAll India SeatsSeats for Minority QuotaInstitution Quota (including 5% quota for NRI, if applicable)
Unaided Private Professional Educational Institutes (excluding minority institutes)45.5% for HU and 19.5 for OHU15%Nil20%
Unaided Minority Educational Institutes70% of MS seats for HU and 30% of MS seats for OHU15% of seats under CAPMinimum 51%20%

Allocation of seats within Sanctioned Intake for direct admission to second year of Computer Application:

Type of InstitutionSeats for Maharashtra State CandidatesAll India SeatsSeats for Minority QuotaInstitution Quota (including 5% quota for NRI, if applicable)
Unaided Private Professional Educational Institutes (excluding minority institutes)45.5% for HU and 19.5 for OHUNilNil20%
Unaided Minority Educational Institutes70% of MS seats for HU and 30% of MS seats for OHUNilMinimum 51%20%

Eligibility for MAH MCA CET 2017 CAP

Only eligibile candidates can participate in MAH MCA CET 2017 CAP. Those who are applying as Maharashtra State Candidates, should fulfill the following eligibility criterion:

  • Candidate must be an Indian National and must have secured 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA in any Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration.
  • Must have appeared and qualified in MAH MCA CET 2017.

Candidates applying under OMS Category must meet the following criterion:

  • Candidate should be an Indian National and must have secured 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA in any Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration.
  • Must have appeared in IIT JAM 2017 for seeking admission to MCA OR Must have appeared and qualified in MAH MCA CET 2017.

For Candidates applying under NRI/Foreign National/PIO/Children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries quota, the eligibility criterion would be following

  • Candidate must have secured 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA in any Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration.
  • Must have appeared in IIT JAM 2017 OR has appeared and qualified in MAH MCA CET 2017 OR any other equivalent entrance examination conducted for the academic year 2017-18.

Candidates seeking admission against Minority or Institute level seats should fulfill the following eligibility criterion:

  • Candidate should be an Indian National and must have secured 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA in any Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration.
  • Must have appeared in IIT JAM 2017 OR has appeared and qualified in MAH MCA CET 2017 OR any other CET which is conducted by an agency approved by Pravesh Niyantran Samiti located at Bandra (E), Mumbai-51 for the academic year 2017-18.

Centralized Allotment Process (CAP)

The admission and seat allocation process for MAH MCA CET 2017 would be conducted through Centralized Allotment Process (CAP). Candidates are advised to understand various rules and regulations which govern this procedure. The Competent Authority will invite Online Application Forms from candidates for participating in Centralized Admission Process. This process is followed by confirmation of Online Application Forms and Document Verification at Facilitation Centre by the Candidate in person.

During centralized allotment, candidate can opt to ‘Freeze’, ‘Slide’ or ‘Float’ the allocated seat for subsequent round. The methods are provided below:

  • Freeze– Candidates accept the offered seat and they do not want to participate in any further rounds of seat allocation. After ‘freeze’, they will not be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.
  • Slide– Candidates accept the offered seat and indicate that if admission to the academic program of higher preference is offered within the same college/ institute, they will accept it. After ‘slide’, candidates will be considered in subsequent rounds of admission or CAP.
  • Float- Candidates accept the offered seat and indicate that if the admission to an academic program of higher preference in any college/ institute is offered, they will accept it. Else, they will continue with the currently accepted academic program. Such candidates will be considered in subsequent rounds of admission or CAP.
  • Candidates who choose either Float or Slide option, and secure the admission seat of their choice of higher preference, then it would automatically result in the forfeiture of the seat accepted by them in the earlier round.
  • Sliding and Floating options will not be available to the candidates who have offered admission in their first choice.

It is mandatory for all the applicants to fill the application form for admission online, take out a print and confirm the application form at ARCs in person. They will be also required to carry all the necessary Original documents, along with the receipt of online payment of fees for verification. All the successful candidates will be issued a “Receipt-cum-Acknowledgement” duly attested by their respective ARCs.

In due course, the competent authority will issue the provisional merit list followed by a final merit list on the official website of DTE, Maharashtra. Candidates can lodge complaints with ARC in case of any discrepancy in Provisional Merit list within stipulated deadline. There would be separate merit lists for Maharashtra State Candidates, OMS Candidates and J & K Migrant Candidates.

The score cards will be dispatched within 15 days of the declaration of result via speed post. Duplicate Scorecards will be issued on payment of INR 200/- fee.

Filling Option Form for CAP Round 1 and 2. All the candidates who wish to participate in CAP should mandatorily fill the Online Option form for each respective CAP Round. Candidates must remember the following points while filling the option form:

  • Candidates can fill online application form after they log in through their credentials on the website.
  • No changes would be allowed in the Options after confirmation,
  • The maximum number of options for CAP Round 1 and 2 is 100.
  • Candidates are allowed to fill minimum 1 and maximum 100 options.
  • They can take the printout of confirmed Option form for all future reference

Confirmation of Admission

The competent authority will hold direct allotment rounds for counselling. Total number of seats available at the commencement of every round will be allotted on the basis of options confirmed by the candidates, merit of the candidates within their respective categories and number of seats available at a particular point of time during allotment procedure.

Key features of Centralized Allotment Process are:

  • Allotment of eligible candidates for particular rounds will be displayed on the website.
  • Candidates are required to take a printout of the displayed allotment.
  • All the candidates should report to the allotted institute as per the schedule. They are required to produce all the requisite documents and submit the stipulated fee at the institute to confirm admission.
  • Institutes on their part will carry out regular “Online Update” to confirm the admission of candidates on their respective websites. Institutes can also print out the system generated letter of confirmation.
  • Those seats for which candidates have not reported to respective institutes or has not confirmed admission will be treated as vacant seats for subsequent rounds of CAP.
  • Candidates can view the status of reporting or their eligibility for next rounds through login.

CAP Round 1

  • Those candidates who have obtained First choice allotment, shall not be considered eligible to appear for subsequent rounds of CAP and their names will be deleted from subsequent lists. They are advised to confirm their admission at their allotted institutes respectively.
  • Other candidates who have obtained an allotment other than their first option but are satisfied with the allotment of CAP round I and are not willing to participate in subsequent rounds can also confirm their admission at respective institutions. They will also be no longer eligible for subsequent rounds.
  • All the seats which are filled (candidates have confirmed admission) in CAP round 1 will no longer be available for subsequent rounds.

CAP Round 2

  • Those candidates who have obtained allotment for any one of the first seven options, shall not be considered eligible to appear for subsequent rounds of CAP and their names will be deleted from subsequent lists. They should confirm their admission at their allotted institutes respectively.
  • Other candidates who have obtained an allotment other than their first Seven options but are satisfied with the allotment of CAP round 2 and are not willing to participate in subsequent rounds can also confirm their admission at respective institutions. They will also be no longer eligible for subsequent rounds.
  • All the seats which are filled (candidates have confirmed admission) in CAP round 2 will no longer be available for subsequent rounds.

CAP Round 3

  • Candidates who belong to OMS category will not be eligible to take part in CAP Round 3.
  • Seats which have remained vacant after CAP round I & II and are within the control of competent authority will be available for Round III.
  • All the seats which fall under the category of OMS seats as well as those under Backward, PH, HU, OHU etc. will be a part of State level General seats.
  • Candidates will have to report in person at the designated Center of Counselling Round, along with requisite documents and the non-refundable stipulated fees (not applicable for SC/ST) in form of DD drawn on “The Director, Technical Education” payable at Mumbai.
  • Center of Counselling Round will be updated on the DTE website.
  • All the eligible candidates will be offered admission to seats available in their respective categories.
  • In case of delay on the part of candidates in reporting for the counselling or payment of balance fees, they will lose any claim for both the allotted seat and fees paid.

CAP Round 4

Seats available for this round will be published on the official website of DTE Maharashtra. Candidates are allowed to fill in or edit the already filled online option form. Seats to be allotted during the course of this round will be subject to following conditions-

  • Before this round, candidates can change their option either from Sliding or Floating to Freezing or vice-versa.
  • Those who have not been allotted any seat in any of the previous rounds or those who have taken and cancelled their admission in the earlier rounds or rejected seat and those who are desirous of Floating and Sliding in this final round are eligible to participate in this round.
  • Those candidates who have opted for Floating and Sliding and also applying for this round can fill in the allotted institution in their choice list. Once the upward allotment is made then the earlier allotment will automatically get cancelled.
  • Sliding and Floating options are not available for the seats allotted in this round.
  • Reporting and accepting the offered seat will be as per the allotment by the Candidate at Reporting Center.

Documents Required for Verification

All the eligible candidates should carry Original documents and attested Xerox copies during confirmation of CAP Application form at the ARC. The original documents will be returned after verification while the Xerox copies would be submitted. The admit card for MAH MCA CET 2017 should be produced by the candidates for identity verification. The list of necessary documents is mentioned below:

  • Certificate of Indian Nationality in the name of the Candidate
  • Statement of marks of HSC and SSC
  • Statement of marks for the Bachelor’s Degree Examination (i.e. the qualifying Degree examination) in case the candidate has passed the bachelor’s degree examination
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste/Tribe Validity Certificate
  • Non Creamy Layer certificate valid up to 31st March 2017 (if applicable)
  • Domicile certificate of candidate’s father/mother (if applicable), clearly indicating the place of permanent residence of the candidate/father or mother or Husband
  • Domicile certificate of candidate: In case of Type-A candidate In lieu of Domicile certificate candidates should produce Birth Certificate of candidate indicating place of birth in Maharashtra OR School Leaving Certificate indicating place of birth of candidate is in Maharashtra
  • Certificates in Proforma A, B, C, D, E, F, and G.
  • Receipt of payment of processing fees
  • Hall Ticket for MAH MCA CET 2017 duly signed by supervisor of the examination
  • Any other relevant document

The candidates are also required to carry to certificates (original and attested copies) at the time of admission at the allotted institutes. They are also indicated below:

  • Statement of marks of HSC and SSC
  • Statement of marks for the Bachelor’s Degree Examination (i.e. the qualifying Degree examination) in case the candidate has passed the bachelor’s degree examination
  • MAH MCA CET 2017 / IIT JAM 2017 score card (whichever is applicable)
  • Certificate of Indian Nationality
  • Caste Certificate
  • Caste/Tribe Validity
  • Non-Creamy Layer Certificate (valid up to 31st March 2017)
  • Domicile Certificate Proforma
  • MAH MCA CET Admit Card

NOTE: Those who don’t possess “Certificate of Indian Nationality”, can submit one of following documents:

  • The School leaving Certificate indicating the Nationality of the candidate as ‘Indian’.
  • Indian Passport in the name of the candidate, issued by appropriate authorities.
  • Birth Certificate of the Candidate indicating the place of birth in India.
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