MAH CET CAP 2017: Final Merit list on June 10; Admission chances in JBIMS still open - expect another round of CAP

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Updated on June 8, 2017
DTE Maharashtra has announced the date of releasing the final merit list as June 10, for MBA/MMS 2017-19 admission to JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, PUMBA and other 400 MBA colleges
Going by the past trends for admission to JBIMS and other B-schools in Maharashtra, it is possible that the CAP process may reopen as happened in last three years

DTE Maharashtra has announced the date of releasing the final merit list as June 10, for MBA/MMS 2017-19 admission to JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, PUMBA and other 400 MBA colleges in Maharashtra. The final merit list will be released for All India as well as Maharashtra state candidates. Around 55000 candidates are to be offered admission to various MBA/MMS/PGDM programmes on the basis of Centralized Admission Process (CAP) conducted by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Government of Maharashtra at different Facilitation Centres (FCs) from May 15 to June 4, 2017.

CAP 2017 registration may reopen: Past trends reveal
Going by the past trends for admission to JBIMS and other B-schools in Maharashtra, it is possible that the CAP process may reopen as happened in last three years. During the past 3 years DTE chose to re-open the CAP round each year as per following schedule:

Admission Year Original Last date to apply for CAP round Last date to apply after Reopening of CAP round
2014 May 21, 2014 May 29, 2014
2015 May 30, 2015 Case against DTE Maharashtra in Mumbai High Court
2016 June 3, 2016 June 7, 2016
2017 June 3, 2017 June 4, 2017 (May re-open)

Fewer candidates participated
Out of the 88177 candidates who scored non-zero positive marks in MAHCET 2017 and out of thousands of others who were supposed to register for DTE-CAP 2017 on the basis of All India entrance exams like CAT 2016; XAT 2017; MAT 2016 & 2017; CMAT 2017, the number of candidates who registered and applied for CAP remained below expectation.

Since, thousands of MBA/MMS seats may remain vacant even after release of final merit list, it is expected that DTE Maharashtra may reopen and conduct another round of CAP for admission to MBA 2017-19 programmes. Another possibility is that the institutes may be allowed to offer direct admission on the basis of different entrance exam scores.

CAP may reopen for All candidates
DTE Maharashtra reopened the Centralized Admission Process in 2014 for All India candidates as there was a large shortfall of candidates seeking admission to MBA programmes in Maharashtra B-schools. In 2016 the CAP registration was also re-opened for all category candidates.

Accordingly, even if sufficient number of Maharashtra state candidates participated in CAP 2017, the number of All India candidates who appeared in CAP round is much less than expected. It may lead to another round of MBA final admission process either through CAP or direct at ARC and institute level.

Final merit list on June 10
DTE Maharashtra has already released the provisional merit list for MBA admission on June 5 and allowed 2 days to submit your grievances till June 7. On June 10, 2017 DTE Maharashtra proposes to declare the final merit list for admission to MBA/MMS programmes in all the B-schools including JBIMS, SIMSREE and 400 others.

Activity Date
Display of the final merit lists of Maharashtra State/All India/J & K Migrant/NRI/PIO/OCI/CIWGC/FN candidates on website. 10/06/2017

Merit formula differs for MS and OMS candidates
Your admission chances to JBIMS, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, PUMBA are still open even if the provisional merit list may have your merit position at a little lower position. The final merit formula differs for Maharashtra State (MS) and All India (OMS) candidates. Accordingly separate merit lists are prepared. So keep your hope alive.

Step-1: You need to first check your position in provisional merit list by login as under:

State Common Entrance Test Cell, Government of Maharashtra 
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Step-2: Check the Merit formula instead of depending upon the provisional merit list released by DTE Maharashtra. In fact many candidates give up only after the release of provisional merit list for MBA admission. What actually happens is that the final merit lists for All India and Maharashtra State candidates are separately prepared. Out of the successful candidates many do not prefer admission even in top B-schools in Maharashtra. They create space for other candidates.

The merit position goes up substantially in final merit list due to the merit formula, withdrawal of many candidates and other candidates who have already opted for other good B-schools outside Maharashtra.

Step-3: Check your allotted B-school and decide quickly

Not all will be offered admission to JBIMS, K J Somaiya, SIMSREE, PUMBA among other top B-schools. The allotment of B-school is through DTE CAP 2017 and out of thousands who participate  in CAP round only a few hundreds can get the top B-schools.

Going by this fact, you have to be quick in taking the decision whether you wish to pursue the MBA/MMS course from the allotted B-school through CAP 2017 or wish to try out other options. Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra has specifically clarified that the selected candidates shall have to confirm their admission at the respective B-school allotted to the candidate. If you fail to do so, your candidature is liable to be cancelled.

Cut offs are not very high
The top 5 B-schools in Maharashtra are allotted at not a very high merit score cut off irrespective of the fact whether you are Maharashtra State or All India Candidate.

Check your chances now

Top MBA colleges Rank-wise, MS & All India candidature category-wise cut offs accepting MAHCET 2017 scores merit cut offs would be as under

 MBA Colleges Name Maharashtra State candidature cut offs All India Candidature
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai 134 99.99
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies & Research & Entrepreneurship Education(SIMSREE), Mumbai 124 99.96
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai 122 99.97
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai 119 99.91
S.I.E.S. College of Management Studies, Mumbai 115 99.87

Other MBA options also open
If you decide not to take admission in the allotted Maharashtra B-school and wish to get some better B school across the country, there are a few good management institutes where admission process is open for their reputed high ROI PGDM programmes. You may check the status on their site or even get free counselling from in regard to it.

Some of the B schools like EDI, NDIM, FLAME, IESMCRC, DSIMS, Alliance University, Jaipuria, ISB&M, CoMES-UPES Dehradun among others may offer you admission on the basis of your scores in MAT/CMAT/XAT/CAT.

If you wish to explore MBA admission opportunity in Bangalore B-schools, you may appear in KMAT or PGCET 2017 to be held in July 2017. 

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