The Centralised Allotment Process (CAP) introduced by Mahatma Gandhi University for its undergraduate programmes has evoked good response from applicants.
According to university Pro-Vice Chancellor Rajan Varughese, who is also the Chairman of the committee constituted to implement CAP, the university had received nearly 85,500 primary applications, and the number of final registrations, which completed all procedural formalities, was approximately 60,000.
An estimated 21,000 seats available in 126 affiliated arts and science colleges would be filled through CAP, Dr. Varughese told The Hindu.
He said that the number of registrations testified that the response of candidates towards the online registration system had been immensely positive.
As part of the process, a trial round of allotment was held on Thursday, which will be published online on Friday. The trial allotment process is intended to provide the aspirants with a broad idea about the chances of gaining admission to specific courses and colleges based on the options registered.
Following the trial allotment, the University will enable applicants to rearrange, add or delete any of the options of courses and colleges that they had submitted from June 10 to 12.
The first round of allotments will be conducted on June 14. The candidates who are allotted seats in the first round should remit the admission fee at any of the selected branches of the State Bank of Travancore (SBT) between June 14 and 16 and should report at the respective colleges for admission during the same period.
The second round of allotments will be conducted on June 22 to fill the seats that remain vacant after the first round admissions. Those who are allotted seats in the second round should pay the fees and report at the respective colleges between June 22 and 24.
Classes are slated to commence on June 27, according to Dr. Varughese.