Guidelines by: Team Brainheaters | Post by: Vidhi Shah.
Completing your entrance exams and finally getting a vacation (a much-needed one at that!) must've felt like a finally seeing water after going through Sahara desert! The vacation must've flown by seemingly quickly. Having enjoyed a small break, now you face the most important task of correctly utilizing your score to get admission in the best college you can get into. The admission process is the final step in all the hardships and the amount of work you've done to get a start on your dream career. And, it is also the first step towards kick-starting your aspirations, Though the admission process may seem like a mayhem, once understood, you will realize that it is a full-proof method to ensure the provision of the best college each aspirant can get into. Here, we have tried to un-complicate the DTE admission process to aide you in the process.
DTE, Directorate of Technical Education Maharashtra is the compenent authority that is responsible for admission into various engineering colleges. Maharashtra being the third largest state, has a huge amount of engineering institutes available. The DTE invites the students who have successfully qualified the CET 2017 exams for the admissions. The eligible candidates who have qualified the CET exam securing the required marks are invited to apply online to the DTE by going through the official website. Those who have qualified the JEE 2017 examination are required to pay a minimal registration fee for DTE online admission procedure.
All the required information regarding the online form to be filled is available on the official DTE website: www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in . After filling up the form, you are required to submit the documents mentioned in the site along with the a printout of the online filled form. After the online registrations, the DTE organizes Centralized Admission Process(CAP) rounds. In this rounds, the eligible candidates are required to fill separate online option forms for respective rounds. This year, the DTE shall conduct 3 such rounds. The 4th CAP round shall be conducted by way of counseling only for the eligible Maharashtra State Candidates. Below, all the CAP rounds have been explained.
In order to participate for the CAP round, it is mandatory to fill the online option form. Candidates can fill this form using their login. The candidate is advised to take a print of the form for personal and future reference. Before getting information about the individual CAP rounds, it is extremely imperative to know to important terms: Freeze and Float.
Freeze: Candidates accept the offered seat and they do not want to participate in any further rounds of seat allocation. Such Candidates will not be considered in subsequent rounds of admission.
Float: Candidates accept the offered seat and indicate that, if admission to an academic program of higher preference in any Institution 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.
CAP ROUND 1:
In the first CAP round, the student can fill maximum upto a 100 options in order of priority. Though a minimum of 1 option has to be filled, students are advised to fill extra options to be on the safer side. Now, in the first CAP round, confirming the admission is mandatory if the first option itself is allotted. If the first option itself is allotted, the candidate has to confirm the admission and will not be considered for any further CAP rounds. In case any option from 2 to 100 is allotted, as per the candidate's wish, he or she can choose to confirm admission in allotted college or participate in the further rounds. If the candidate chooses to confirm the admission, he/she cannot take part in the further rounds. To acquire admission as per the allotted have to go to the respective college for further processes. The candidates who fail to confirm admission in the first round and are not eligible for the next rounds can directly take part in CAP round 4.
CAP ROUND 2:
The candidates who haven't confirmed their seats in the first round can apply for the second CAP round. This round goes about in the same way as the CAP round 1. With the freeze and float options, the candidates can either select a college or keep a back-up and go to the next round as a chance to get a better institute.
CAP ROUND 3:
The non-admitted candidates from round 2 proceed to round 3. This is the last round of its kind and like the above rounds, the freeze and float options are available and the process is similar. This is the last round for the non-Maharashtra candidates.
CAP ROUND 4:
The seats available for this round are uploaded on the website and the students can fill or edit their form based in the available vacancies. Before this round, the candidates are advised to change the preferences from floating to freeze or vice-versa.
Candidates eligible for this round are:
1.The candidates who haven't been allotted seats in the previous rounds or haven't participated at all can participate in this round.
2. Those who have previously taken admission and cancelled it later or who have rejected the previously offered seats are also eligible for this round.
3.Those who have freezed the options but desire to change it to float. Candidates who have opted for Floating and also applying for this round shall fill in the allotted institution in their choice list. Once the upward allotment is made the earlier allotment automatically stands cancelled. Floating options are not available for the seats allotted in this round as it is final CAP Round. After final CAP Round, the Candidate shall report to the institution finally allotted to him and confirm his/her admission in the institution.
Now, that briefly described the rounds for admission. But, once you have been allotted a seat, a list of documents have to be submitted at various levels of the process.(Nah! Its not as stressful as it probably sounds). Any document, whenever required, it is advisable that the students carry the original documents along with a true/attested copy of the same.
The documents required through out the admission procedure are:
1. Certificate of Indian Nationality(in the name of the student)
2.Marksheets of HSC and SSC
3.Statement of marks
4.Caste certificate(in case if applying through caste minority)
6.Caste/Tribe validity certificate(if applicable)
7.Domicile certificate of either of the parents indicating clearly the place of permanent residence
8.Receipt of payment of processing fees
This is a short list (Whew!!) of the documents required. Some other relevant documents may also be asked for during admission depending on the particular college. Hence, students are advised to keep atleast a couple of copies of the documents during the admission procedure.
Hopefully, the information being conveyed has been a good enough guide to the seemingly chaotic process of admission.
Wishing all the luck to all the to-be-engineers reading this!