Government of West Bengal
Department of Higher Education
Bikah Bhavan, 6th Floor, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091
No. 391-Edn(T)/10M-86/15 Date: 03-11-2022
Subject: Guidelines for admission to the vacant seats through Decentralized Counseling (Institution Level) in Degree Level Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Pharmacy courses after completion of the e-counseling in 2022 for the academic year 2022-23.
The State Government in the Higher Education Department has entrusted the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB) for conducting of examinations, e-counseling and allotment of seats for selection and admission of candidates to the Degree Level Engineering Technology, Architecture and Pharmacy courses in the State.
The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board has already completed the said e-counseling and allotment process and accordingly has generated the allotment and admission status report as well as vacancy status report in respect of all the participating institutions for the academic session of 2022-23.
While a reasonable number of seats in such Professional Technical courses are lying vacant, it has been decided by the State Government in the Higher Education Department to allow all the Institutions recognized by the Regulatory Authorities/ Affiliating University, as the case may be, for admission of students through de-centralized counseling and allotment process.
1. Now for admission to the Engineering/ Architecture/ Pharmacy courses in the 1st Year through Decentralized Counseling (Institution Level), it has been decided that
a. For Private and Self-Financing Colleges, admission may be allowed on the basis of (i) WBJEE Rank, (ii) All India JEE Main Rank and (iii) 10+2 level results like last year (without any rank from WBJEEB or All India JEE Main), fulfilling all the eligibility criteria of the Regulatory authorities;
b. For Government Engineering & Technology Colleges, admission may be allowed only for students domiciled in West Bengal only with WBJEE Merit Rank, fulfilling all the eligibility criteria of the Regulatory authorities;
c. For State Universities/ University Departments, admission may be allowed only with WBJEE Merit Rank along with their existing norms of percentage of domicile students
and students from other States, fulfilling all the eligibility criteria of the Regulatory authorities;
It has been further decided that for participating in Decentralized Counseling, the candidates shall have to fulfill all the eligibility criteria as stipulated by the WBJEE/ All India JEE, as the case may be and where applicable along with the eligibility criteria stipulated by the Regulatory Authorities such as AICTE, PCI, COA and DG-Shipping as applicable.
2. General Guidelines for conduct of de-centralized counseling in respect of the Self-financing Engineering/ Technology/ Pharmacy/ Architecture Colleges as well as self Financing Private University/ University Departments:
a. Every Institution must declare the list of vacant seats discipline-wise in the Institutional Notice Board as well as in the Institutional website inviting clear “Notice” seeking ap
b. plication from eligible candidates for admission through such system.
c. Institutions must declare/ publish the list of applicants eligible/ shortlisted for admission as against the declared vacant seats along-with list of ineligible candidates, if any, with proper justification for rejection there off.
d. Admission must be made in order of merit and preference of candidates in a transparent manner in strict compliance to the eligibility criteria.
e. Institutions must publish the list of finally admitted students along-with their merit within the stipulated time frame as may be defined by the respective affiliating University. A list of such admitted students must be submitted to the Director of Technical Education, Govt. of West Bengal as well as to the Affiliating University within the said cut-off date.
3. The entire admission process must be completed within cut-off date as stipulated by the concerned Affiliating University so that the admitted candidates are registered with the concerned Affiliating University in a timely manner.
Sd/- Deputy Secretary