After the first round of seat allocation, 81,175 engineering aspirants were allotted seats in colleges throughout Maharashtra. Due to some technical problems, the first round of allocation was delayed by a day and had to be announced on Monday.
Earlier Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra has declared the provisional allotment status of CAP round 1
More than 2.6 lakhs students had appeared for the admission to 1.38 lakh seats for different engineering colleges and out of these colleges 1.02 lakh had confirmed their application form. Now these allocated seats have the option to slide, freeze and float the seats allotted to them.
If the candidates get their choice of course and college, the candidate can ‘freeze’ a seat. The student also slides to a course which they had marked as a higher preference. The candidates can also have the option to float. After the fourth round of counselling, the students can change their preference.
Joint Director, Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra said they have told all students who have been allocated seats that they must visit the admission reporting centre irrespective of whether they are satisfied with the seat allotted to them. But those students who will fail to report at the ARC on July 5, will lose the opportunity of reallocation in the later rounds.
- The number of seats has increased after the High Court granted interim relief to some colleges
- All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) had asked to reduce intake or not admit students this year .
- When the MH-CET had announced the results the total number of seats was 1,38,741. This has now increased to 1,48,436.
- A recent report published has revealed that engineering colleges in the state lacked proper infrastructure, space and faculty members.
The AICTE had reduced the intake of 131 colleges across Maharashtra and this year withheld admissions into 54 colleges. Of these colleges, six colleges belonged to Mumbai and one to Kolhapur respectively.
But later 10 colleges were later granted a stay and have been allowed to admit students.
There are 365 engineering colleges in Maharashtra. Out of these colleges, eight state government run colleges and four are aided colleges. There 13,401 seats reserved for the minority students.