DTE extends admission cut-off date, allots more 2nd shift seats

20 Sep

Pune: The state Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has extended the cut-off date for the post-secondary school certificate (SSC, Std X) engineering diploma admissions till September 29.

The move has been prompted by the state government’s decision to sanction 780 additional seats for various diploma courses, which are to be offered on a second-shift basis, mainly to students from religious minority communities, at seven government diploma institutions in the state.

The second-shift concept refers to offering of engineering degree and diploma courses in two shifts from the same premises of an academic institution. This is part of the All India Council for Technical Education’s policy to promote second-shift polytechnics/engineering colleges as part of a strategy to meet the industry’s growing demand for skilled workforce.

The seven diploma institutions are the Government Polytechnics (GPs) at Mumbai, Thane, Solapur, Yavatmal, Nanded and Jalgaon and the Government Printing Technology Institute (GPTI) at J J School of Arts campus in Mumbai.

Of the 780 seats, 70% admissions, i.e. 546 seats, will be given to students from religious minorities, i.e. Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Christian, Parsee and Jain communities. The remaining 30%, i.e. 234 seats, will be offered to open and reserved category candidates.

Students who have figured in the DTE’s final merit list for post-SSC diploma common admission process (CAP) will be eligible for admissions. The counselling-based admissions to fill these seats will commence at 10.30 am on September 20, a notification issued by the DTE has stated.

Students, who have already secured admission at either government-run, aided or private unaided diploma institutions, will also be eligible for admission on merit, the notification stated.

Admissions to the GPTI and the polytechnics in Mumbai and Thane will be conducted at a common place at the GP, Bandra in Mumbai, while the same for the GPs at Solapur, Yavatmal, Nanded and Jalgaon will be held at the respective institutions, the notification stated.

The GPs at Thane, Solapur, Yavatmal, Nanded and Jalgaon have been sanctioned 120 seats each, the breakup being 60 for mechanical and 60 for civil engineering diploma branches. The GP at Bandra, Mumbai, has been sanctioned another 120 seats, 60 each for computer engineering and information technology branches. The GPTI at JJ campus has been sanctioned 60 seats in the printing technology branch.

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