Guidelines for Admission in MCA Programme, 2016-17

Higher Education,

Government of West Bengal
Higher Education Department
Technical Branch
Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 91.

No. 655-Edn(T)10M-68/16 Date: 20.09.2016


Sub: Guidelines for admission in MCA Programmes through decentralized counseling process for the academic year 2016-17.

Whereas, the necessary guidelines for admission to MCA Programmes in the academic session 2016-17 through the State Level Common Entrance Examination for the said program (i.e. JECA-2015) has already been notified and published by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board vide Notification No. WBE/CN-054-16 dated 19.08.2016.


Whereas, in the said guidelines the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board has declared the necessary venue, period of counseling, application procedure, counseling fee, eligibility criteria, reservation policy as well as other relevant information towards admission to MCA program in the academic session of 2016-17.


Whereas in the said guidelines it has been mentioned that candidates will take admission to the allotted University and Institutes within five days from the date of allotment by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board through the centralized counseling process;


Whereas it has been observed that some seats are still vacant after the completion of such allotment and admission process in different participating Universities and Institutes of the State offering MCA programme.


Now, therefore it is clarified that on completion of the centralized counseling and admission process, the participating Universities and Institutes of the State may pursue the admission procedure in the MCA Programmes in the Universities and Institutes as notified here under:

a. For different participating Universities and Institutes, the eligibility criteria for admission through decentralized counseling process for MCA Programmes shall be the same as notified in the guidelines issued by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board vide Notification No. WBE/CN-054-16, dated 19.08.2016.

b. The participating Universities and Institutes willing to admit students through such decentralized counseling process shall have to follow a complete transparent admission procedure inviting application from eligible candidates by posting necessary Notice, declaring vacancy position in respect of the said MCA Programmes, in their respective Notice Board and /or the Institution’s website.

c. The admission for such MCA Programmes must be made strictly on the merit and preference of the candidates in the following order :

i. Candidates with JECA-2016 rank and fulfilling the other eligibility criteria as notified by the WBJEEB.

ii. Candidates having recognized Bachelors Degree of minimum 3-years duration with Mathematics at 10 + 2 level or at Graduate level and obtaining at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying examination as per the Approval Process Handbook 2016-17 of AICTE.

d. The cut-off date for completion of the decentralized counseling and admission at the respective participating University and Institution will have to follow the academic calendar of the concerned affiliating University for the academic year 2016-17.

Higher Education Department
Government of West Bengal.

No. 655-Edn dated 20.09.2016, Source