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Maharashtra Direct Second-Year Pharmacy Admission (DSP) 2021: Dates, CAP Registration, Merit List, Seat Allotment

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalPublished On: February 23, 2021

The lateral entry admissions to Pharmacy courses in the state of Maharashtra are conducted by the State Common Entrance Cell. The application process for admissions is done in an online mode. 

Maharashtra Direct Second-Year Pharmacy Admission

The State Common Entrance Cell of Maharashtra is the conducting authority for Direct Second-Year Pharmacy admissions in Maharashtra for 2021. The registration and application confirmation process for the admissions usually begins in the month of November or December. If getting direct admission to the second year of Pharmacy course in Maharashtra colleges is what you are aiming for then this article is for you. Read on.  

Maharashtra Direct Second Year Pharmacy Admission Dates 2021

Events 

Dates 

Online Registration Begins

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Online Registration Ends for CAP Seats

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Last Date for Document Verification/ Application Confirmation for CAP Seats

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Display of the provisional merit list for Maharashtra State Candidate on website

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Submission of grievances if any, for all type of Candidates

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Display of the Final Merit listsof Maharashtra State candidates

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Display of Provisional Category wise Seats (Seat Matrix) for CAP Round I

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

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Display of Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-I 

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Accepting to the offered seat by the candidate through his/her log in as per Allotment of CAP Round I. 

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Reporting to the Allotted Institute and Confirmation of Admission by submitting required documents and payment of fee after CAP Round I

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Display of Provisional Vacant Seats for CAP Round-II

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

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Display of Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-II

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Accepting to the offered seat by the candidate through his/her log in as per Allotment of CAP Round II

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Reporting to the Allotted Institute and Confirmation of Admission by submitting required documents and payment of fee after CAP Round II

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For Government/ Govt. Aided/ Unaided Institutes) For Vacant seats, if any at the institute the respective institute will complete the admission activity in the following manner

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Commencement of academic activities for All institutes 

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Cut-off Date for all type of admissions for the Academic Year 2021-22 

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

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Eligibility for Maharashtra Lateral Entry Admission in Pharmacy 2021

The eligibility requirements for Direct Second Year Pharmacy Admission in Maharashtra is mentioned below:

Nationality: Indian

Educational Qualification: A Diploma programme in Pharmacy from an institute recognised/ approved by Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) or All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or State or Central Government.

Percentage Required: At least 45% marks for General category students and 40% for candidates belonging to OBC, BC, EWS and PwD categories. 

Application Process for Direct Second-Year Pharmacy Admission in Maharashtra 2021

  • The application process for admission is done in an online mode. 

  • For this, candidates have to visit the official website of the conducting authority. 

  • Candidates are required to upload their scanned documents while filling up the application form. 

  • It is crucial for them to enter only valid details as per the instructions.

  • Applicants will be able to update or edit their details on the application form before confirming the information at any Facilitation Centre. 

  • Once applicants have submitted their application forms, they must take a printout of the form and sign it as it will be required at the time of document verification. 

  • Once the application form has been confirmed, candidates will not be allowed to make any further changes.

Application Fee for Direct Second-Year Pharmacy Admission in Maharashtra 2021

The category-wise application fee for Maharashtra Pharmacy admission directly in the second year is mentioned below:

Course

General Category

SC/ ST/ VJ/ DTNT (A)/ OBC/ NT(B)/ EWS/ PwD/ SBC Categories

Foreign National/ OCI/ NRI/ PIO

Direct Second Year

Pharmacy 

INR 800/-

INR 600/-

INR 5,000/-

Reservation for Direct Second-Year Pharmacy Admission in Maharashtra 2021

There are different types of reservation for candidates following under different categories. 

  • 50 per cent reservation for Maharashtra candidates under CAP is as follows:

Reservation Category

Percentage of

seats Reserved

SC

13%

ST

7%

De Notified Tribes(DT)

(NT-A)/ Vimukta Jati (VJ)

3%

OBC

19%

Nomadic Tribes 1 

2%

Nomadic Tribes 2 

3.5%

Nomadic Tribes 3

2%

Total 

50%

  • For Daughters or sons of Defence Service Personnel who are Maharashtra candidates coming under CAP, there is a 5% reservation of the total seats.

  • For persons with disability who are Maharashtra candidates coming under CAP, there is a 5% reservation of the total seats. The benchmark for disability is at least 40%.

  • For candidates belonging to the EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) category, there is a 10 per cent reservation. These seats will be over and above the sanctioned intake for the intended course.

  • 1% of the CAP seats are reserved for orphaned students.

  •  30 per cent seats are reserved for female candidates. These seats include excluding Minority institutions and All India Seats. For female candidates under Persons with Disability, Orphan and Defence categories, there is no reservation.

Merit List for Direct Second-Year Pharmacy Admission in Maharashtra 2021

The merit list for the admissions is prepared on the basis of candidates’ marks in the Diploma programme awarded by the examining authority. If there comes a situation of a tie then the issue is resolved in the following preferential order.

  • Candidate with higher marks/ percentage in Physics subject at HSC will be considered.

  • Candidate with higher marks/ percentage in Chemistry subject at HSC will be considered. 

  • Candidate with higher marks/ percentage in SSC will be considered. 

  • Candidate with higher marks/ percentage in Science subject at SSC will be considered. 

Selection/ Admission Process for Direct Second-Year Pharmacy Admission in Maharashtra 2021

The admission process is done in the following steps:

Application and Provisional Merit List

  • The admission process begins with filling an online application form. 

  • After the applications are submitted, the Admission Committee scrutinizes the forms and releases a provisional merit list.

  • The provisional merit list includes the name of the candidates eligible for admission.

  • If there are any discrepancies found on the provisional merit list, candidates have the provision to submit their grievances. 

  • After that, a final merit list is released on the official website of the conducting authority. 

Seat Matrix and Option Entry

  • Then, a category-wise seat matrix is released for respective CAP rounds. After which, candidates have to provide their choices for colleges and courses in preferential order. The option entry form to provide choices is filled in online mode using the login credentials. 

  • Candidates can fill a maximum of 300 institute choices.

  • These option entry forms are then considered for further processing, after which, a Provisional Allotment list is displayed online. 

  • Candidates who accept the offers made to them have to report to the stipulated venues on the given dates. 

  • Along with the signed copy of the application form, candidates will be required to bring a set of xerox copied of the important documents at the Facilitation Centre for document verification. 

CAP Round I

  • After the above steps, the seats remaining for CAP Round-I are displayed on the portal.

  • Candidates who make it to the final merit list for this round can begin with online choice filling option. 

  • Then, candidates will have to confirm their option and proceed with the selection steps.

CAP Round II

  • Just like Round-I, seats available for Round-II will be displayed on the portal.

  • The steps followed are then similar to the first round. 

Admission Cancellation and Fee Refund

  • To cancel the admission, candidates have to apply online. 

  • They will have to submit the signed copy of a system-generated form to the respective institution.

  • Once an online required for admission cancellation has been sent, her/ his admission shall stand cancelled. 

  • Upon this, the candidate will lose her/ his claim on the seat and it will then be considered for further allotment. 

  • The institute will then the entire admission fee of the candidate after deducing INR 1,000/- from the sum.  

To know more about Pharmacy admissions, visit CollegeDekho.

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