Maharashtra BTech Admissions 2024 - Dates, Application Form, Merit List, Counselling, Seat Allotment

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: January 12, 2024 04:46 pm IST | MHT-CET

The State Common Entrance Test Cell will conduct the Maharashtra Engineering Admission 2024 process tentatively in June 2024. See below the probable dates, eligibility, registration procedure, and top colleges for Maharashtra BTech admission 2024.

Maharashtra BTech Admissions 2024

Maharashtra BTech Admission 2024 - The State Common Entrance Test Cell under the ambit of DTE Maharashtra (Directorate of Technical Education) is responsible for conducting Maharashtra BTech admission. Candidates who want to apply for the Maharashtra BTech admissions 2024 must secure a good score in theMHT CET 2024 exam, the subject wise exam dates of which have been released by the authorities. MHT CET 2024 is scheduled to be conducted from April 16 to April 23, 2024, for the PCB stream and April 25 to April 30, 2024, for the PCM stream. MHT CET application form 2024 will be released on January 16, 2024, at cetcell.mahatcet.org by the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra. Apart from first-year engineering admission 2024 Maharashtra in BTech, DTE conducts the admission process for second-year BTech courses via the lateral entry method. MHT CET 2024 provisional merit list is expected to be released in the second week of June 2024. As per previous years' analysis, candidates can expect the authorities to release the final merit list of MHT CET 2024 to be released on the third week of June 2024.The detailed Maharashtra BTech counselling dates for 2024 can be found on this page. 

LATEST - MHT CET Application Form 2024 to be released on January 16, 2024

Engineering is one of the popular education disciplines in Maharashtra, and lakhs of students compete for BTechadmissions every year. All the details pertaining to Maharashtra BTech admission 2024 such as admission/ counselling dates, eligibility criteria, selection process, and application procedure are here.

Maharashtra BTech Admission 2024: Important Dates

State Common Entrance Test of Maharashtra will release the official B.Tech admissions information brochure. The registration portal is closed now. Given below are the tentative dates for Maharashtra B.Tech admissions 2024: 

Maharashtra B. Tech Exam Dates 2024

EventsDates (Tentative)

Release of MHT CET Application Form 2024

January 16, 2024

Last day for form submission

March 1, 2024
Last day for form submission with late fees

Last Week of March 2024

MHT CET application correction window 2024

Last Week of March 2024

Release of MHT CET 2024 admit card

First week of April 2024

MHT CET 2024 Exam Dates
  • PCB:  April 16 to April 23, 2024
  • PCM: April 25 to April 30, 2024

Announcement of MHT CET 2024 result

End of May or beginning of June 2024 

Maharashtra B. Tech Counselling Dates 2024

Events

Dates (Tentative)

Online Application Start Date & Document Upload

Fourth week of June 2024

Last Date for Online Application

Second Week of July 2024

Online Verification of Documents

Till Second Week of July 2024

Display of Provisional Merit List

Second Week of July 2024

Grievances against the MHT CET 2024 Provisional Merit List

Third Week of July 2024

Display of MHT CET 2024 Final Merit List

Third Week of July 2024

CAP ROUND I

Online Submission & Confirmation of Option Form of CAP Round-I through Candidate's Login by the Candidate.

Third Week of July 2024

Display of Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-I

Fourth Week of July 2024

Exercise freeze, float, and slide options

Fourth Week of July 2024

Reporting to the allotted institute

Fourth Week of July 2024

CAP ROUND II

Display of Provisional Vacant Seats for CAP Round-II

Fifth Week of July 2024

Online Submission & Confirmation of Option Form of CAP Round-II through Candidate’s Login by the Candidate

Fifth Week of July to First Week of August 2024

Display of Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-II

First Week of August 2024

Exercise freeze, float and slide options

First Week of August 2024

Reporting to the allotted institute

First Week of August 2024

CAP ROUND 3

Display of Provisional Vacant Seats for CAP Round-III

First Week of August 2024

Online Submission & Confirmation of Option Form of CAP Round-III through Candidate’s Login by the Candidate.

Second Week of August 2024

Display of Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-III

Second Week of August 2024

Exercise freeze, float and slide options

Second to Third Week of August 2024

Reporting to the allotted institute

Second to Third Week of August 2024

(For Government/ Govt. Aided/ Unaided Institutes) For Vacant seats

First to Third Week of August 2024

Commencement of academic activities for All institutes

First Week of August 2024

For Institutes: Last date of uploading the data (details of admitted candidates)

Fourth Week of August 2024

Maharashtra B. Tech Admission Eligibility Criteria 2024

DTE Maharashtra grants B.Tech admission to candidates with Maharashtra candidature, All India Candidature, NRI/ OC/ PIO candidates. The detailed MHT CET 2024 eligibility criteria for all candidates can be checked below.

Category

Eligibility Criteria

Maharashtra State Candidature Candidate

  • The applicants must be Citizens of India

  • The applicants must have passed HSC (Class 12) with Mathematics and Physics as mandatory subjects. Apart from these two subjects, the candidates must have studied Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology in Class 12.

  • The applicants must have 50% of marks in Class 12 or HSC (45% for reserved and PH categories)

  • The applicants must have passed SSC and HSC or Diploma in Engineering from a recognized school or institution in Maharashtra state

  • Candidates whose father or mother is domiciled in Maharashtra are also eligible for admission. These candidates must submit a domicile certificate.

  • The candidates must have a Non-Zero score in MHT CET

  • Diploma in Engineering candidates can apply for second-year B.Tech admission through Lateral Entry Scheme

All India Candidature Candidates and Jammu & Kashmir Migrant Candidature Candidates

  • The applicants must be Citizens of India

  • The applicants must have passed HSC (Class 12) with Mathematics and Physics as mandatory subjects. Apart from these two subjects, the candidates must have studied Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology in Class 12.

  • The applicants must have 50% of marks in Class 12 or HSC (45% for reserved and PH categories)

  • Students from any state can apply for B.Tech admission in Maharashtra

  • The candidates must have a non-zero positive score in MHT CET

  • Diploma in Engineering candidates can apply for second-year B.Tech admission through the Lateral Entry Scheme

Maharashtra BTech Admission 2024: Reservation Policy

As per the reservation policy of MHT CET 2024, 50% of engineering seats in Maharashtra are reserved for Backward or Reserved Categories. The distribution of B Tech seats for reserved categories in Maharashtra is given below:

Name of the Reserved Category

Percentage of Seats Reserved

SC

13%

ST

7%

VJ, DT, NT-A

3%

NT-B

2.5%

NT-C

3.5%

NT-D

2%

OBC

19%

Total

50%

Documents Required for the Maharashtra BTech Admissions 2024

To fill out the application form for engineering admission in Maharashtra 2024, certain documents are required. At the time of verification, the documents need to be provided in the following size and format as prescribed by the authorities:

Document to be uploadedSize Format 

Photograph

File size should be between 15 KB to 50 KB. 

JPG format with the file name photo.jpg

Signature

File size should be between 5 KB to 20 KB. Must not be in capitals and should be in black ink on white paper.

JPG format with the file name as sign.jpg

Note: All the documents required for engineering admission in Maharashtra 2024 should be uploaded as per the specified format and dimensions only.

Maharashtra BTech Admission 2024: Application Form 

The registration process for the MHT CET is done via online mode. The application portal for the Maharashtra BTech admissions 2024 can be expected to open from the First Week to the Third Week of March 2024. Candidates can follow the steps given below to fill out the MHT CET application form 2024

Step 1: Candidates must register for the MHT CET by providing personal, academic, educational, bank, and other information.  After completing the registration process, a password will be generated for future logins. Candidates may register using Aadhaar, in which case their information would be auto-fetched, or non-Aadhaar, in which case they would have to fill in their information.

Step 2: Candidates had to log in via log-in ID and password generated and fill out the MHT CET application form 2024

Step 3: Candidates must upload a recent photograph and signature as per the specification

Step 4: After submitting the required documents, candidates can use the Online Payment option to pay the application fee for their category.

Step 5: Take a printout of the confirmation page after submitting the MHT CET application form 2024

Application Fee

The MHT CET 2024 application fee can be paid via online mode through net banking, credit card, debit card, mobile wallets, etc. Candidates should pay the application fee as per the category. The online registration fees vary as per the candidate's category and are as follows- 

Candidate's CategoryApplication fee  (Without Late Fee)Application fee (With late fee)

For both Groups (PCM and PCB)

Applicants from Maharashtra State who fall into the general category; candidates from Maharashtra State who fall into the OMS category; and J & K Migrant candidatesRs 800 + Bank charges800+500 - 1300Rs 1600
Candidates from backward categories [SC, ST, VJ/DTNT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC, SEBC] and those with disabilities; Maharashtra residents only.Rs 600 + Bank charges600+500 - 1100Rs 1200

Entrance Exams Accepted by Maharashtra Engineering Colleges

Engineering colleges in Maharashtra accept different entrance exam scores for B.Tech admissions. The list of entrance exams accepted by Maharashtra Engineering Admission 2024 can be checked below-

*Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is conducted at Symbiosis International Deemed University for admission in different courses including B.Tech. Students aspiring to secure admission to Symbiosis can appear for SET.

Students with a valid MHT CET score are eligible to register for Maharashtra Engineering admission 2024 under the state quota.

Maharashtra Engineering (BE/ B Tech) Admission Procedure 2024

The Maharashtra B.E/ B.Tech admission procedure begins with the preparation of the merit list for different categories. Some of the important stages involved in the B.Tech admission procedure of Maharashtra are elaborated below.

Preparation of Merit List: The preparation of the Maharashtra engineering admission 2024 merit list involves:

Assignment of Merit Number:All the eligible candidates who registered for the Common Admission Process (CAP) will be assigned a merit number by the admission authority. The merit number is issued based on the candidate’s performance in entrance exams such as MHT CET. In case of a tie, the merit issue of the candidate will be resolved as per the methodology specified below. The preference is given for

  • Higher marks in Mathematics in MHT CET
  • Higher marks in Physics in MHT CET

  • A higher percentage of marks in qualifying or board exams

  • A higher percentage of marks secured in Mathematics in Class 12 exams

  • A higher percentage of marks secured in Physics in Class 12 exams

  • Overall marks scored in HSC (higher marks will be given preference)

Change of Marks due to Verification: If the marks scored by candidates in the qualifying exam are changed after the re-verification or re-evaluation process, the admission authority will make changes in the merit number before the publication of the final merit list. However, it is the responsibility of the applicants to inform the competent authority if there are changes in marks of qualifying exams.

All the candidates who feature in the Maharashtra B.E/ B.Tech admission merit list are eligible for the Centralised Counselling Process (CAP), which is the next stage of the admission process. Let us look at Maharashtra CAP for B.Tech courses in brief.

Maharashtra BTech Admissions 2024 Counselling Process

All the government and private engineering colleges across Maharashtra take part in the Centralized Admission Process for B Tech admissions. The B.Tech counselling process begins with the display of the merit list, and all the candidates who feature in the merit list can proceed with the counselling and seat allotment process.

The B Tech counselling process of Maharashtra involves different stages, and all those details can be checked below –

Submission of Online Application Form for Maharashtra CAP - B Tech:

All aspiring candidates with a valid MHT CET score can fill out the online application form for B Tech admission in Maharashtra through the official website of DTE Maharashtra. If the candidates have a valid MHT CET, it is not necessary to register on the official website for counselling. The candidates can log in with the MHT CET login credentials to register for CAP.

Applicants with a valid JEE Main score must register on the official website and generate login credentials to submit the online application form for CAP.

Payment of CAP Fee or Counselling Fee: After the successful submission of the online application form, the candidates must pay the CAP fee or counselling fee. The counselling fee details for all categories can be checked below.

Name of the Category

Counselling Fee

General category

Rs. 800

Reserved Categories

Rs. 600

NRI/ OCI/ PIO

Rs. 5,000

Candidates can also visit the Facilitation Centres to submit the online application form, upload relevant documents, and pay a counselling fee. It is mandatory to take the printout of the application form after counselling fee payment.

Online Document Verification

After submitting the online application form for Maharashtra CAP, the online document verification will be carried out. The candidates are not required to visit the Helpline Centre. 

Display of Provisional & Final Merit List

DTE Maharashtra will display the provisional merit list of the candidates on its official website. The merit list just gives information on the relative position of the candidate. Candidates on the merit list may or may not get admission, as the seat allocation process is completely based on the order of merit. The admission authority gives a merit number to the candidates. Candidates can raise objections on the provisional merit list (If any).

After sorting out issues, objections, and discrepancies in the provisional merit list, DTE Maharashtra will release the final merit list for B.Tech admissions. The seat allotment process follows next.

Documents Required For Engineering Admission in Maharashtra 2024

The applicants are required to carry the following documents required for engineering admission in Maharashtra 2024 (original and xerox) to Facilitation Centres-

  • Transfer Certificate (TC)or School Leaving Certificate

  • HSC or Class 12 Mark Sheet or Pass Certificate

  • SSC or Class 12 Mark Sheet or Pass Certificate

  • MHT CET Score Card or JEE Main Score Card/ Rank Card

  • Domicile Certificate (If Necessary)

  • Category Certificate (Only for Reserved Categories)

  • Physical Disability Certificate (Only for PH Category)

  • Income Certificate (Only for Students Applying under the Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme)

Maharashtra BTech Admissions 2024: Seat Allotment 

For Maharashtra Engineering admission 2024, the seat allotment is done after the completion of the MHT CET 2024 Counselling, and it takes place in three rounds. Given below is the detailed seat allotment process:

Filling and Confirmation of Online Option: After the release of the final merit list, all the eligible candidates will be allowed to fill online option form on the official website. DTE will release the list of colleges, B.Tech courses, and seats on the website, and the candidates are allowed to choose a maximum number of options to improve their chances of admission. The candidates can fill in a maximum of 300 choices. After choice filling, the candidates must confirm the option entry form. Once confirmed, the candidates cannot edit the same.

Display of Provisional Allotment and Final Allotment: Based on the preferences filled by the candidates, MHT CET merit/ Order, or Merit/ Previous Academic Record, the admission authority will release a provisional allotment list to give candidates an idea of their allotment. Within a couple of days, the admission authority will issue the final MHT CET 2024 seat allotment list, and the candidates who secure admission must report to the Reporting Centre to confirm the admission.

CAP Round I, Round II, and Round III: DTE Maharashtra conducts three rounds of CAP, and the process for all the rounds is the same as mentioned above.

Accepting or Rejecting the Allotment: If the candidates are allotted a seat in a college as per their first preference in the option entry form, they will have to report to the Reporting Centre and confirm the admission. These candidates are not allowed to take part in subsequent rounds of CAP.

On the other hand, if the candidates are not allotted seats as per their first preference, they will have a chance to accept or reject the allotment. If they wish to reject the allotment, they can choose to take part in subsequent rounds of the admission process.

Reporting to Institute: After confirming the admission through RC, the candidates must report to the respective engineering college with all the required documents. The college will upload the admission details of the candidates on the server. The admission process is completed with the fee payment.

Maharashtra BTech Admissions 2024: Top BTech Colleges in Maharashtra 

Around 374 engineering colleges participate in Maharashtra CAP for B.Tech courses. There are close to 1,30,356 engineering seats available in all the engineering colleges across the state that take part in CAP. These colleges accept MHT CET scores or JEE Mains scores for B. Tech admissions. Here is the list of some of the top engineering colleges in Maharashtra along with intake capacity.

Name of the College

Location

Courses Offered

Dhole Patil College of Engineering

Pune

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Automobile Engineering

JSPMs Jayawantrao Sawant College of Engineering

Pune

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

TSSM’s Bhivarabai Sawant College of Engineering and Research 

Pune

Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Sahyadri Valley College of Engineering and Technology

Ahmednagar

Mechanical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Data Science and AI

Rajarambapu Institute of Technology

Sangli

Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering

P.E.S. College of Engineering

Aurangabad

Mechanical Engineering

Electronics Engineering

G.H. Raisoni Institute of Business Management 

Jalgaon

Electronics and Telecommunication

JSPM Narhe Technical Campus

Pune

Mechanical Engineering

Sapkal Knowledge Hub


Nashik

Civil Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Sau KSK College of Food Technology

Beed

Food Technology and Processing

Bhagwant Institute of Technology

Barshi

Civil Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Shri Sant Gadge Baba College of Engineering and Technology

Jalgaon

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Sanjay Ghodawat University

Kolhapur

Mechanical Engineering

Computer Science

Pimpri Chinchwad University

Pune

Data Science

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Sandip University

Nashik

Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Amity University

Mumbai

Biotechnology

Ajeenkya DY Patil University

Pune

Biomedical

Industrial Automation and Robotics

Jawaharlal Darda Institute of Engineering

Yavatmal

Civil Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Similar to MHT CET, UPSEE exam is conducted in Uttar Pradesh for some government engineering colleges. Candidates having a good grasp of the  UP Board Class 12 Syllabus can crack this exam. For the list of other engineering colleges in Maharashtra, click on the link below -

B Tech Colleges in Maharashtra, Location and Fee Structure

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FAQs

What is the marking scheme of the Maharashtra engineering admission entrance exam?

Candidates appearing for MHT CET are awarded 2 marks or 1 mark for every correct answer and there is no provision for negative marks for wrong answers.
 

Which are the entrance exams accepted by the Maharashtra engineering colleges?

The entrance examinations accepted by Maharashtra engineering colleges are MHT CET, JEE Main, Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET), etc. 
 

What is the counselling fee of Maharashtra engineering admission?

The Maharashtra engineering admission counselling fee for the general category is INR 800, reserved categories are INR 600 and NRI/ OCI, and PIO is INR 5000.
 

How to apply for Maharashtra engineering admission?

The following are the steps to apply for Maharashtra engineering admission:

  • Visit the website of MH CET 
  • Click on the “New Registration” link
  • Enter the details like name, personal details, academic qualification, etc
  • Upload the scanned photograph and signature in the prescribed format
  • Pay the application fee online mode by using a credit card, debit card, etc
  • Take the printout of the application form and fee receipt for future reference
     

Will the international candidates be able to apply for Maharashtra engineering admission?

Candidates must be Indian Nationals to be eligible for applying to Maharashtra engineering admission.
 

How can I get admission in BTech in Maharashtra?

Candidates seeking admission to B. Tech courses in Maharashtra must appear and pass the MHT CET exam. Candidates with valid JEE Main/SET scores are also eligible to get a seat through the Maharashtra B. Tech admission process. 

Where can I get the Maharashtra B. Tech admission 2024 dates?

Candidates can check the Maharashtra BTech admission 2024 dates from the official website of the State Common Entrance Test Cell, DTE, at cetcell.mahacet.org, once it is released.

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