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CENTAC 2018

CENTAC 2018: The online registrations for admissions through CENTAC 2018 will be open tentatively from the third week of May 2018. The candidates who wish to pursue their studies in the participating institutes of CENTAC 2018 will have to fill the application form with valid information and submit it. The submission of the application form has to be done in both online and offline mode along with other required documents. CENTAC 2018 admissions will be done based on the 12th standard (or equivalent) examination scores for Puducherry and Tamil Nadu candidates and JEE Main 2018 scores for other state candidates. Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC) will prepare the merit list by using a normalization procedure. The shortlisted candidates will have to pay the counselling fee online and submit their preferred options. The allotted candidates will have to report at their institute to confirm their admission. There are 17 participating institutes under CENTAC 2018. Centralized Admission Committee will be the conducting authority for the entire admission process. Read the full article for more information about the admission dates, eligibility criteria, application process and counselling of CENTAC

Highlights

Overview

Name of Admission Process

CENTAC

Conducting Authority

Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC)

Level of Examination

Undergraduate Level

Selection Criteria

  • Puducherry and Tamil Nadu Candidates – On the basis of 12thstandard marks
  • Other State Marks – On the basis of JEE Main 2018 scores

Number of Participating Institutes

17

Application Fees

  • General Category – Rs. 600
  • Scheduled Caste Category – Rs. 300

CENTAC 2018 Admission Dates

S. No

Events

Dates (Tentative)

1

Availability of Online Application Form of CENTAC 2018

Third week of May 2018

2

Final Date to Submit Online Application Form

Second week of June 2018

3

Last Date to Submit the Print Out of the Filled Application Form

Third week of June 2018

4

Announcement of CENTAC 2018 Merit List

June 2018

5

Round 1 of Counselling

First week of August – Second week of August 2018

CENTAC 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who wish to get B.Tech admission through CENTAC 2018 will have to fulfil certain conditions and requirements to be eligible. The following eligibility criteria of CENTAC 2018 will have to be met by the candidates to participate in the admission procedure.

  • Nationality: The candidates have to be of Indian nationality. However, French nationals residing in the UT of Puducherry and covered by the terms of the Treaty of Cession will also be eligible to participate in CENTAC 2018.
  • Age: All candidates should be maximum 21 years old as on July 1, 2018. Relaxation of 3 years will be given to SC candidates.
  • Educational Qualification: For CENTAC 2018 admissions, the candidates should have qualified H.Sc (Academic) examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or any other equivalent examination. An aggregate of minimum 45% marks (40% marks for OBC/ BCM/ MBC/ EBC/ BT/ SC candidates) should have been secured in Mathematics, Physics or any one of the following optional subjects: Chemistry/ Bio-Technology/ Computer Science/ Biology (Botany and Zoology).
  • Selection Criteria: Candidates belonging to the Union Territory of Puducherry will be allotted seats based on their performance in 12th standard (or equivalent) examination. CENTAC 2018 admissions to the candidates from other states and Union Territories will be done based on their JEE Main 2018 scores.
  • Attempts at Qualifying Examination: The candidates can appear for the qualifying examination maximum two times. Scheduled Caste category candidates will be allowed to appear for the qualifying examination maximum three times.

CENTAC 2018 Reservation Criteria

 There are certain percentage of seats reserved for candidates belonging to a particular category. CENTAC 2018 reservation criteria provides vertical and horizontal reservation to many categories.

 Reservation of Seats under CENTAC 2018

S.No

Categories

Percentage of Reservation

Vertical Reservation

1

Open General

50%

2

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

11%

3

Backward Classes Muslims (BCM)

2%

4

Most Backward Classes (MBC)

18%

5

Extreme Backward Classes (EBC)

2%

6

Backward Tribes (BT)

1%

7

Scheduled Caste (SC)

16%

Horizontal Reservation

1

Children/ Grand Children of Freedom Fighter (FF)

4%

2

Physically Challenged (PH)

3%

3

Wards of Ex-Servicemen (EX)

3%

4

Candidate who are Meritorious in Sports (SP)

1%

CENTAC 2018 Application Form 

 The online application form of CENTAC 2018 will be available for all eligible candidates tentatively from the third week of May 2018. It is important for all candidates to fill and submit the application form successfully to participate in the admission process. Valid information will have to be provided by the candidates. The filled CENTAC 2018 application form also has to be submitted in offline mode. The given steps can be followed by the candidates to fill the online application form of CENTAC 2018.

 Step 1 – Registration

Step 2 – Payment of Application Fees

Step 3 – Filling of Application Form

Step 4 – Uploading of Scanned Images

Step 5 – Submission of Online Application Form

Step 6 – Offline Submission of Filled Application Form Printout

CENTAC 2018 Cutoff

 The cutoff of CENTAC 2018, which is the minimum score that has to be obtained for admissions, will be prepared by the concerned authorities. Separate cutoff lists will be determined for candidates belonging to the reserved categories (General, SC, ST, OBC). The candidates will have to note that the cutoff will be different for each category and course selected. While preparing the CENTAC 2018, a number of factors will be considered by the candidates. Those candidates who meet the cutoff of CENTAC 2018 will likely be more eligible for admission. 

CENTAC 2018 Merit List

 The admission authorities will release the official merit list of CENTAC 2018 tentatively in the month of June 2018. The merit list of CENTAC 2018 will consist of those candidates who have been selected for the counselling and seat allotment process. Separate merit lists will be prepared for different categories and engineering departments. For the candidates who are from outside Gujarat, the merit list will be determined based on their JEE Main scores. The scores of 12thstandard will be normalized for the candidates belonging to Puducherry and a merit list will be prepared. The counselling letter has to be downloaded by the candidates which provide them with their allotted counselling venue and timing.

 CENTAC 2018 Counselling

 The selected candidates will have to download and print out their counselling letter. The venue and timings for the counselling of CENTAC 2018 will be present in the downloaded counselling venue. The same information will also be sent to the candidates through SMS and email. The candidates will be called in for CENTAC 2018 counselling according to their ranking in the merit list. Firstly, the candidates will have to pay the counselling fees of Rs. 750 (Rs. 350 for SC/BT category) through online mode (credit card/debit card/NEFT). After payment of counselling fees, the candidates will have to enter their choices of college and course for admission. Allotment of seats will be done on the basis of the ranking of the candidates and his/her selected options. The candidates will have to download their provisional allotment order and report at the allotted institute to confirm their admission. Failure to do so will lead to the cancellation of their allotment.

CENTAC Participating Institutes 2018

CENTAC 2018 Participating Institutes with Seat Intake in Government Colleges:

S.No.

Government Colleges

Seat Intake

Other State Quota

1

Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry

382

46

2

Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Institute of Engg. & Tech., Karaikal

153

27

CENTAC 2018 Participating Institutes with Seat Intake in Self Financing Colleges and Deemed Universities:

S.No.

Self Financing Colleges and Deemed Universities

Seat Intake

1

Achariya College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry

240

2

Alpha College of Engineering & Technology

210

3

Avvaiyar College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry

120

4

Bharathiyar College of Engineering & Technology, Karaikal

210

5

Christ College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry

360

6

Christ Institute of Technology, Puducherry

330

7

Manakula Vinayagar Institute of Technology, Puducherry

330

8

Prist University (Off Campus), Puducherry

150

9

RAAK College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry

150

10

Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry

300

11

RVS College of Engineering & Technology, Karaikal

120

12

Shri Krishnaa College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry

150

13

Sri Ganesh College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry

210

14

Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Puducherry

600

15

Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering & Technology, Puducherry

150


Contact Details

Centralized Admission Committee

Pondicherry Engineering College

Puducherry – 605014