Mumbai/Nagpur: The State government has carried out intensive amendments in the polytechnic admission process to curb fraudulence and exploitation of students at the hands of private institutions.
According to news published by local Media, the newly amended admission process will be enforced from academic session 2016-17 and this responsibility has been entrusted to the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE). As per the government guidelines, DTE has chalked out the amended rules for admission process. Its also added that the committee constituted to chalk out the guidelines for implementing the process, will soon complete its project.
Major changes have been done in the application and seat allotment process. Sources informed that the name and format of Admission Receipt Centre (ARC) has been heavily amended. All relevant processes of ARC will be online. Earlier, students had to report straightway to the concerned instit ution after getting their seat allocated, now, however, this process has been scrapped.
Sources informed that DTE will open one more centre, Admission Process Centre (APC) and students will have to report there after completion of seat allotment process. Also, students of reserved category will have to pay 3,000 fee and those from open category will have to pay 10,000 fee.
After paying the fee, the students will have to get their documents attested and APC would then forward this data to concerned institutions. The students would then have to go there and pay fee. The functioning of APC has not been given in private hands, informed sources. The APSs’ will only be based at government colleges.
No more counselling
Until now, those who failed to get their desired seat or course, had to participate in the counselling process, but starting this year, this process has been scrapped. Since the third counselling round has been cancelled, students will directly go to fourth ‘choice and preference’ round.
Freeze, Slide and Float
Till last year, students had to list their preferred colleges in the first round. If one of their top 10 preferred college got allocated to them, the students had to take admission there. The reformed rules have relaxed this compulsion. The students now will have to list their 300 preferred colleges during the Centralised Admission Process (CAP). If a student gets his first preference, then he has to take admission there but he has a free will to decide on remaining preferred colleges.
Apart from this, students will also be given three options, Freeze, Slide and Float. Using these options, any student can either join or discard the seat allotment process. Sources informed that DTE will open one more centre, Admission Process Centre (APC) and students will have to report there after completion of seat allotment process.