State Common Entrance Test Cell under the ambit of DTE Maharashtra (Directorate of Technical Education) is responsible for conducting Maharashtra B.Tech admissions.
Maharashtra is one of the popular states in India with numerous engineering colleges, universities and deemed universities. Apart from first-year B.Tech admissions in Maharashtra, DTE conducts the admission process for second-year B.Tech courses through lateral entry mode. Engineering is one of the popular education disciplines in Maharashtra, and lakhs of students compete for B.Tech admissions every year. All the details pertaining to Maharashtra B.Tech admissions such as admission/ counselling dates, eligibility criteria, selection process and application procedure here.
About Maharashtra B.Tech Admissions 2020
B. Tech admissions in Maharashtra for the academic session 2020 will begin in the second week of February 2020. The MHT CET for engineering admissions is scheduled to take place in April 2020. Therefore, B.Tech aspirants in Maharashtra must note that they must appear for relevant entrance test first and wait for the counselling process patiently. Details about acceptable engineering entrance exams in Maharashtra can be checked below. The State Common Entrance Test Cell of Maharashtra is responsible for conducting the counselling process for MHT CET 2020.
Maharashtra Engineering Admission Important Dates 2020
State Common Entrance Test of Maharashtra will release official B.Tech admissions information brochure after the announcement of Class 12 results. As of now, MHT CET 2020 exam dates are announced, and the dates for form filling etc will be announced soon which will help the aspirants to keep a track of important events involved in the admission process. Given below are the dates for Maharashtra B.Tech admissions 2020:
Release of Online Application Form
|January 07, 2020|
MHT CET Exam 2020
|April 13 to April 17, 2020, and April 20 to April 23, 2020|
Commencement of online registration process for the Centralised Admission Process (CAP)
Registration fee payment
Publication of registered candidate’s list
Document verification for NRI candidates
Physical Document verification
Publication of Provisional State Merit List
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 colleges for B.Tech admissions 2020 can be checked below –
*Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is conducted Symbiosis International Deemed University for admission in different courses including B.Tech. Students aspiring to secure admission in Symbiosis can appear for SET.
Students with a valid MHT CET or JEE Main score are eligible to register for Maharashtra Engineering Admissions 2020. The JEE Main April 2020 online application process will commence soon, and the candidates must keep a track of important dates of JEE Main 2020. The official notification for MHT CET 2020 is expected to be out in February/ March 2020. Meanwhile, the aspirants can start their preparation for entrance exams.
Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech Admissions in Maharashtra 2020
DTE Maharashtra grants B.Tech admission to candidates with Maharashtra candidature, All India Candidature, NRI/ OC/ PIO candidates. The detailed eligibility criteria for all candidates can be checked below.
Name of the Category
Maharashtra State Candidature Candidate
All India Candidature Candidates and Jammu & Kashmir Migrant Candidature Candidates
Maharashtra Engineering (B.E/ B.Tech) Admission Procedure 2020
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 Maharashtra B.Tech admission merit list involves –
Assignment of Merit Number: All the eligible candidates who registered for 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 or JEE Main. 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 or JEE Main
- Higher marks in Physics in MHT CET or JEE Main
- 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 final merit list. However, it is the responsibility of the applicants to inform the competent authority if they are changes in marks of qualifying exams.
All the candidates who feature in Maharashtra B.E/ B.Tech admission merit list are eligible for 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 B.Tech Counselling Process 2020
All the government and private engineering colleges across Maharashtra take part in Centralised Admission Process for B.Tech admissions. The B.Tech counselling process begins with the display of merit list, and all the candidates who feature in the merit list can proceed with 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 the aspiring candidates with a valid MHT CET/ JEE Main score can fill 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
NRI/ OCI/ PIO
Candidates can also visit the Facilitation Centres to submit the online application form, upload relevant documents, and pay counselling fee. It is mandatory to take the printout of application form after counselling fee payment.
Document Verification at Facilitation Centres
After submitting the online application form for Maharashtra CAP, the candidates must visit the nearest facilitation centres (the list of centres will be available on DTE website) to complete the document verification process. The candidates must be present at the facilitation centre with all the documents prescribed in the application form. The candidates must also carry the printout of the filled-in application form.
The In-Charge of Facilitation Centre verifies the documents of candidates (both original and xerox) and confirms the application of the candidate by issuing a receipt or acknowledgement. Once the application is confirmed, the candidates are not allowed to make changes in it.
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 in 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 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 B.Tech Admission in Maharashtra
The applicants are required to carry the following documents (original and xerox) to Facilitation Centres for B.Tech Admission in Maharashtra –
- 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 Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme)
Maharashtra B.Tech Seat Allotment 2020
CAP Round 1 seat allotment of MHT CET 2020 has been announced. The seat allotment for MHT CET 2020 is done through a Centralised Admission Process. Candidates who have registered for MHT CET 2020 counselling can take part in the seat allotment process.
Candidates can check the seat allotment status by going on the link given below:
The seat allotment is done post the completion of the MHT CET 2019 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 the chances of admission. The candidates can fill 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, JEE Main/ 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 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 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 seat 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 completes with the fee payment.
Maharashtra B.Tech Admission Reservation Policy
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
VJ, DT, NT-A
Top B.Tech Colleges in Maharashtra 2020
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 score or JEE Mains core for engineering admissions. Here is the list of some of the top engineering colleges in Maharashtra along with intake capacity.
Name of the College
For the list of other engineering colleges in Maharashtra, click on the link below –
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