A last chance for erring engineering aspirants in Maharashtra

Mumbai: As many as 7,000 candidates who had registered for engineering admissions this year but had not completed application formalities properly will get a last chance to get engineering admission.

The doors had closed on these candidates since they had either not verified the documents at facilitation centers after registering for admission or had completed document verification but not filled the option form. Unless they fill the option form, candidates are not given a merit number. Thus, they become ineligible for the Centralized Admission Process (CAP) in which seat allotments happen.

While 1.09 lakh had registered for admissions, 1.02 filled the option form.

Candidates cannot get admission in any college even through management quota if their name has not appeared in the general merit list, for which they have to complete the application process.

The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) will be opening the application process for them tentatively from 25 July. These candidates will be eligible for management seats in colleges.

While the DTE will not be making seat allotments to them, they can approach colleges for seats in the college’s management quota. “The colleges will prepare their own merit list according to the applications they receive,” said an official.

“As per rules, there is no provision for such a process, but we have sent a proposal to the state government for this purpose. We are awaiting a government resolution on this,” said Dayanand Meshram, Joint Director, DTE. A notification on this can be expected soon.

CAP Round IV postponed

 The display of vacant seats available for CAP round IV has been postponed. “There are admissions happening in NITs still. After the admission process is over, we will get the full picture of vacancy,” said an official. The vacant seats are likely to be displayed around 25 July.

The CAP Round IV was newly introduced this year, wherein candidates can unfreeze confirmed colleges of the previous round. Those who were not allotted colleges in previous three rounds can fill the option form again by keeping their merit in mind, so that they get an allotment.

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