- About West Bengal B.Tech Admissions 2021
- Entrance Exams Accepted by West Bengal Engineering Colleges 2021
- Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech Admission in West Bengal 2021
- West Bengal Engineering Admission Important Dates 2021
- West Bengal Engineering (B.Tech/ B.E) Admission Procedure 2021
- West Bengal B.Tech Admission Reservation Policy 2021
- West Bengal B.Tech Counselling Process 2021
- West Bengal B.Tech Selection Process 2021
- Documents Required for B.Tech Admissions in West Bengal
- Popular B.Tech Colleges in West Bengal
- West Bengal B.Tech Seat Allotment 2021
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West Bengal B.Tech Admission 2021 - WBJEEB (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board) is responsible for conducting B.Tech admissions in West Bengal. WBJEEB admission process for B.Tech courses in West Bengal is completely based on the merit of the candidates in the entrance exams and qualifying exams. Engineering colleges in West Bengal offer B.Tech courses in different specialisations, and students can choose any B. Tech specialisation if they satisfy the eligibility criteria of that specialisation. West Bengal is home to many government engineering and technology colleges, state universities, private engineering colleges and private universities. 100% of engineering seats in government engineering colleges and universities are filled by WBJEEB while it fills only a limited number of seats in private institutes. All the details pertaining to West Bengal B.Tech admissions 2021 such as B.Tech admission dates of West Bengal, eligibility criteria, West Bengal B.Tech admission process and application form can be checked here.
About West Bengal B.Tech Admissions 2021
West Bengal B.Tech admission process begins in August. In order to take part in the admission process for B.Tech courses in West Bengal engineering colleges, the students will have to clear the state-level or national-level entrance exams first. The admission process also begins only after the announcement of entrance exam results. Meanwhile, students can start their preparation for entrance exams so that they can secure a better score. Students with a good score in the entrance exam will have higher chances of securing a seat in top West Bengal engineering colleges.
Entrance Exams Accepted by West Bengal Engineering Colleges 2021
West Bengal engineering colleges accept state-level and national-level entrance exam score for B.Tech admissions. The following is the list of entrance exams accepted by engineering colleges of West Bengal for B.Tech admissions –
WBJEEB conducts WBJEE for UG engineering courses in February. Most engineering colleges in West Bengal accept WBJEE score for B.Tech admissions.
On the other hand, students with a valid JEE Main score and All India Rank (AIR) can register for engineering admission in West Bengal. These students are not required to appear for the WBJEE exam. Most B.Tech colleges in West Bengal consider JEE Mains score for B.Tech admissions. WBJEEB releases a separate merit list for JEE Main candidates.
Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech Admission in West Bengal 2021
The eligibility criteria for B.Tech admissions in West Bengal is as follows –
Institute-Specific Special Eligibility Criteria
Also Read: Andhra Pradesh B.Tech Admissions 2021
West Bengal Engineering Admission Important Dates 2021
The engineering admission dates of West Bengal are as follows -
WBJEE 2021 Exam Date
July 17, 2021
WBJEE 2021 counselling
To be Notified
Filling and locking of choices
To be Notified
Round 1 seat allotment
To be Notified
|Round 2 seat allotment||To be Notified|
|Round 3 seat allotment||To be Notified|
West Bengal Engineering (B.Tech/ B.E) Admission Procedure 2021
The B.Tech admission process of West Bengal engineering colleges begins as per the schedule mentioned above. The B.Tech admission process of West Bengal involves different stages, and the candidates must note that there is a wide difference between the West Bengal B.Tech admission process and the counselling process. The admission process involves the preparation of a merit list, allocation of ranks etc. As mentioned earlier, candidates with a valid WBJEE and JEE Main score are eligible for the B.Tech admission procedure of West Bengal. More details are elaborated below.
Preparation of GMR (General Merit Rank)
WBJEEB prepares GMR (General Merit Rank) for B.Tech admissions based on the following factors –
GMR is prepared based on the score obtained by the candidates in Paper 1 & 2 of WBJEE examination.
WBJEEB shall do the ranking of the candidates in the descending order of total marks scored in all the subjects of WBJEE examination.
The counselling process and seat allotment for West Bengal B.Tech courses are done based on GMR only.
For reserved categories, there will be a separate indication of merit and rank in GMR.
A special indication of merit is also made for JEE Main qualifiers who applied for B.Tech admission in West Bengal.
Tie-Breaking Methodology in Determination of Merit Rank for GMR
In case of a tie between two or more candidates, while preparing GMR for West Bengal B.Tech admissions, the issue is resolved as follows –
Less negative marks scored in group subjects such as Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics will be taken together
More positive marks scored in Physics and Mathematics will be taken together
If the tie still persists, more positive marks in Chemistry and Mathematics will be taken together
If the tie still persists, less negative marks score in Mathematics and Physics are taken into consideration
Less negative marks scored in Mathematics and Chemistry are considered if the tie still persists
More positive marks in Mathematics will be considered only for 2 mark questions
The above rule applies for Physics and Chemistry subjects if the tie still persists
After the preparation of GMR, WBJEEB issues notification for West Bengal B.Tech counselling process.
West Bengal B.Tech Admission Reservation Policy 2021
Before having a look at the counselling process for West Bengal B.Tech admissions, the candidates must have a glance at the reservation policy for B.Tech admissions in West Bengal –
Reservation of Seats for PwD/ OBC-B/ OBC-A/ ST/ SC
The reservation policy for B.Tech admission in West Bengal depends on the category of participating institutes. Reservation for PwD, OBC-B, OBC-A, ST and SC is applicable as per the following norms –
Applicability of Reservation Policy
Self Financing and Private Universities
Reservation policies are applicable as per concerned University Rules/ Acts
Private & Self Financing Engineering Colleges
Reservation policies are applicable as per the decision of the concerned institution.
Government Engineering Colleges
Reservation rules are applicable as per the State Government
State/ Public Universities
Reservation rules are applicable as per concerned university.
The above reservation policies for West Bengal engineering admissions are applicable for West Bengal domicile/ resident students.
West Bengal B.Tech Counselling Process 2021
WBJEEB conducts an online E-Counselling process for B.Tech courses in West Bengal. The online counselling process involves different stages. WBJEEB conducts three rounds of counselling for B.Tech courses followed by a Mop-Up round. The detailed West Bengal B.Tech counselling process is elaborated below.
Who is Eligible for E-Counselling Process?
All the candidates who have been featured in WBJEE GMR (General Merit Rank) list are eligible to take part in the West Bengal B.Tech counselling process. Candidates with a valid JEE Main AIR (All India Rank) can also register for the e-counselling process.
Registration for E-Counselling Process: The candidates who featured in the General Merit Rank list must visit the official website of WBJEE to register for the e-counselling process. During the registration process, the candidates will be asked to create a candidate’s identification code and password. Generate the login credits and fill in the necessary details in the online counselling form for B.Tech courses. The candidates must enter the Roll Number or Hall Ticket Number of WBJEE/ JEE Main in the application form. Upload the prescribed documents and proceed to the next stage.
Payment of E-Counselling Fee: The applicants will have to pay the E-Counselling fee of Rs. 500 after the registration. The e-counselling fee can be paid by using a debit/ credit card/ internet banking.
Online Option Entry Process: Now, the candidates must log in to the official website by using the candidate’s identification code and password. Click on the relevant link that indicates Option Entry/ Choice Filling. The option entry will be displayed along with the list of colleges and courses. The candidates can choose a maximum number of colleges and courses in the option entry form. If you are sure about the option entry, save the options and lock them.
The primary counselling process is completed with option entry and seat allotment follows next.
West Bengal B.Tech Selection Process 2021
The selection of candidates for West Bengal B.Tech admission is purely based on GMR (General Merit Rank) list. The candidates will be allotted seat as per their merit, rank, and reservation policies. Refer admission procedure section above for more details.
Documents Required for B.Tech Admissions in West Bengal
After the seat allotment, the candidates must report to the Reporting Centres (RCs) with the following documents –
WBJEE/ JEE Main Rank Card
Provisional Seat Allotment Letter
WBJEE Confirmation Page
Class 10 and Class 12 Certificate or Mark Sheet
Caste Certificate (Applicable only for Reserved Categories)
Income Certificate (Only for TFW Category)
Printout of Option Entry Form
Also Read: Maharashtra B.Tech Admissions 2021
Popular B.Tech Colleges in West Bengal
Here is the list of some of the top B.Tech engineering colleges in West Bengal. The list includes popular B.Tech specialisation offered in engineering colleges along with intake of students –
Name of the College
Popular B.Tech Specialisation Offered
Student Intake through E-Counselling Process
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
West Bengal B.Tech Seat Allotment 2021
Candidates can check the seat allotment by submitting their roll number and password. Candidates who secure the seat must follow the steps below –
Payment of Provisional Admission Fee: Candidates who secure a seat must pay the provisional admission fee by using credit/ debit card/ internet banking. The provisional admission fee for all categories is Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 3,000 for TFW category.
Physical Reporting at the Reporting Centres: After the payment of provisional seat allotment fee for B.Tech admission, the candidates must visit the nearest Reporting Centre for document verification and admission confirmation. Here, the candidates can accept the admission or opt for ‘Upgradation of Seat’ so that they become eligible for subsequent rounds of the admission process. If the candidates choose ‘No Upgrade’, his/ her existing allotment will be confirmed, and RC will issue a seat allotment letter.
Reporting to the Institute: The candidates who confirm their admission at RC must report to institute with all the relevant documents/ certificates and seat allotment letter within the specified date. The candidates will have to deposit the remain fees (first-year B.Tech fee) at the college.
The seat allotment process for West Bengal B.Tech admissions will be completed with the reporting of candidates to the allotted institute.
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