Maharashtra:  Exam, eligibility, selection…more
Team Careers, 07 Aug 2013

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Admission criteria
: Merit-list based on marks in MHT-CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test) Number of Engineering Colleges: 276
Total sanctioned intake: 90,038
Major disciplines: Computer Science; Electronics & Communications; Information Technology; Mechanical

Noteworthy institutes
: IIT-Powai (Mumbai); VNIT, Nagpur; Govt. College of Engineering, Pune; University Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai; Vishwakarma Institute of Technology(VIT), Pune
 

THE School of Engineering was established in Pune in 1845 that  offered a certificate course. In 1887, the Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute was established in Bombay, and the College of Engineering, Pune came into its current avatar by  launching the civil engineering programme in 1912. Only 16 Engineering Colleges were established till 1983 when Government of Maharashtra granted permission to start private engineering colleges in the state. Since then the number of engineering colleges  grew to 141 with an intake of approximately 41,000 by 2001, which has more than doubled in the last decade to 276 institutes with a total student intake of over 90,000. It is worthwhile to note that 253 out of the 272 institutes that follow MHT-CET,, a staggering 93%, are private unaided institutes.

District-wise breakup of institutes as well as the intake in the disciplines having the maximum number of seats is detailed in the adjoining table.
A majority of the student intake (approximately 72%) is in four disciplines: Computer Science (21%); Electronics & Communications (20%); Mechanical Engineering (17%) and Information Technology (14%). Three other disciplines have a fair share of takers: Electronics Engineering (7%), Civil Engineering (7%), and Electrical Engineering (6%). Chemical Engineering has 1,600 seats and Instrumentation and Control has 1,500. G.H Raisoni College of Engineering, Priyadarshani College of Engineering, Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Sinhgad College of Engineering & D.Y. Patil College of Engineering feature amongst colleges where the seat intake is more than 600. Almost 70 colleges have over 400 engineering seats at the UG level.

University-wise breakup of engineering institutes as well as the seats is given in the  adjoining table: It is worthwhile to note that Pune University has an astounding 25,000 seats (approx.) spread across 71 different colleges.

Admission procedure

  • MHT-CET conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education gives you access to nearly 85% seats.
  • Approximately 14% seats are reserved for admission through AIEEE (15% of all private unaided institutes).

 In addition to the admissions in the first year BE/BTech, a number of students join various departments directly after first year in six autonomous institutes. These candidates are those who have previously completed diploma in engineering at polytechnics in Maharashtra and are admitted through a process conducted by the DTE.

You must have completed 10+2 through Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent and secured minimum 50% marks (45% in case of BC candidates from Maharashtra) in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics added together and obtained a valid (non-zero) score in subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics added together at MHT-CET.

While candidates from outside Maharashtra (OMS) can appear for MHT-CET, they are eligible only for the institute-level seats of private unaided colleges. Hence 20% of 93% seats are available i.e., 18.6% of 88,300, which accounts for 16,400 seats. Further, there is no reservation amongst OMS candidates; all of them are considered as part of general category.

DISTRICT-WISE ENGINEERING UG SEATS IN MAHARASHTRA
District (No. of Institutes)
Total intake
CSE
ECE
IT.
ME.
Ahmednagar (8)
2760
420
600
330
630
Akola (1)
270
60
0
0
0
Amravati (12)
3204
726
786
540
426
Aurangabad (13)
3937
870
750
420
660
Beed (3)
720
210
120
60
60
Bhandara (1)
300
60
60
60
60
Buldhana (4)
1200
270
300
180
240
Chandrapur (4)
1160
270
120
40
240
Dhule (4)
1320
360
300
120
240
Gadchiroli (1)
240
60
60
0
0
Gondia (1)
480
60
120
30
90
Hingoli (2)
240
120
60
0
120
Jalgaon (9)
3030
660
750
270
630
Jalna (1)
210
60
60
30
60
Kolhapur (11)
3930
720
540
360
690
Latur (3)
750
120
60
60
180
Mumbai (12)
3665
780
780
660
240
Mumbai–Suburban (11)
3570
900
600
780
240
Nagpur (36)
11939
2610
2370
1710
1440
Nanded (3)
1050
270
120
120
120
Nandurbar (1)
390
60
60
60
60
Nashik (12)
3760
810
750
540
840
Osmanabad (3)
900
180
240
60
240
Pune (51)
18185
3945
4185
2770
3645
Raigad (11)
4060
780
840
520
570
Ratnagiri (4)
1200
180
180
150
270
Sangli (7)
2340
390
360
270
480
Satara (6)
1680
300
300
240
390
Sindhudurg (1)
240
60
120
0
0
Solapur (8)
2520
540
510
240
690
Thane (17)
5450
1290
1080
740
720
Wardha (7)
1980
450
420
360
240
Yavatmal (4)
1380
300
330
210
270
Total 33 districts (272)
88300
18891
17931
11930
14781

UNIVERSITY-WISE BREAK-UP OF SEATS AND INSTITUTES
Name of University
Intake
Institutes
Dr. B.A.T University  
540
1
S.N.D.T University  
180
1
Mumbai University  
17,465
54
Pune University  
24,705
71
North Maharashtra University  
4,740
14
Dr. B. A Marathwada University  
5,767
20
S. R. T Marathwada University  
2,280
8
Shivaji University  
7,950
24
Sant Gadge Baba
Amravati University  
6,054
21
Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur
University  
16,099
50
Solapur University  
2,520
8
Total
88,300
272

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