Mumbai: The centralised admission process (CAP) of MBA/MMS courses in Maharashtra for the academic year 2020-21 have finally begun after a delay of over eight months.
The MBA/MMS candidates can register themselves for admissions and upload their documents online on https://info.mahacet.org/cap2020/MBA2020/ from December 8 to 13, according to a notice issued by the State Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell. The admission process will extend till January with the academic year slated to start on January 4.
Download: Admission Notice for MBA/MMS for 2020-21
Unlike last year, the documents will be scrutinised digitally and the students will no longer have to visit for the verification of documents and confirmation of their application.
According to the notice, if there’s no error found in the ‘e-scrutiny’, the candidates will get a receipt-cum-acknowledgement in their accounts. If the authorities find any error in the application form or documents, they will intimate the candidates about the details of the errors and send their applications back to the account. The candidates will get to edit their forms on December 12 and 13 re-submit it for e-scrutiny.
As reported earlier by MahaScholar.com, instead of the usual three rounds, only two rounds of admissions will be conducted this year. The Cell will carry out the first round of admissions between December 21 and 29, while the second round will extend from December 30 to January 7.
While the CET for MBA/MMS was conducted and its result was declared back in March, the Covid-19 restrictions put a halt on the admission process for these courses. The process was further delayed as the state government stopped all the admissions after the Supreme Court put a stay on the state’s 12% Socially and Educationally Backward Castes (SEBC) reservation for the Maratha community. The government has now allowed resuming admissions without Maratha quota.
According to the CET Cell’s information brochure for admission to post-graduation (PG) technical courses, the state has, however, provided a 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) students. But instead of carving out an EWS quota in existing seats, the Cell has decided that the 10% reserved seats will be over and above the sanctioned intake for the respective courses. The caste-based reservation has been capped at 50% for the regular seats.