The provisional seat allotment list for round 1 of the centralised admisison process (CAP) for engineering courses in the state had to be revised late on Monday night, following a goofup.
The mistake resulted from erroneous information about a course in the online option form. The directorate of technical education (DTE) posted the list on its website at 5 pm on Monday to start the process for students to confirm their admissions at the allotted colleges.
However, within hours, the DTE put up a notice on the website stating that the list had been cancelled and a revised, corrected list was being released. This was after authorities at the DTE office in Mumbai realised that several students were allotted seats to a printing technology course that is no more offered by the concerned engineering college, nor is it a part of the All India Council for Technical Education's list of approved courses for this year. Students are required to submit online option forms listing out their choice of colleges and courses in preferential order.
The DTE allots seats based on these option forms. This year, the number of engineering colleges in the state has gone up to nearly 325 and their collective student intake is over 1.25 lakh. A DTE official told TOI on Tuesday, "The option form had erroneously listed printing technology as one of the courses offered by the Pune-based Pune Vidyarthi Griha College of engineering. Students ended up choosing this particular course as one of their options and were even allotted seats for the same."
The official said, "We had to take another look at the entire allotment list on Monday night to make the correction. A revised list has now been posted on the website and students should refer to this updated list before reaching the allotted college for confirming their admission." The corrected list was posted around Monday midnight, he added.
According to the admission schedule released by the DTE, the process for confirmation of seat allotment by the students will be conducted from July 26 to 28. A college-wise, coursewise vacancy position for round 2 seat allotment will be declared after this process is over.