Guidelines for Admission in MCA Programme, 2021-22

Higher Education,

Government of West Bengal
Department of Higher Education
Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 091.

No. 386-Edn(Tech)/10M-68/16 Dated, the 20th Dec, 2021.


Subject: Guidelines for admission in MCA Programme through decentralized Counseling (Institution Level) process for the academic year 2021-22.

Whereas, the necessary guidelines for admission to MCA Programme in the academic session 2021-22 through the State Level Common Entrance Examination for the said programme has already been notified and published by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board;


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 programe in the academic session of 2021-22;


Whereas, in the said guidelines it has been mentioned that candidates will take admission to the allotted University and Institutes after obtaining 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 Programme in the Universities and Institutes as notified hereunder:

a. For different participating Universities and Institutes, the eligibility criteria for admission through decentralized counseling process for MCA Programme shall be the same as notified in the guidelines issued by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board.

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 Programme, in their respective Notice Board and/or the Institution’s website.

c. The admission for such MCA Programme must be made strictly on the basis of merit

d. Candidates have to follow the following norms as mentioned in the AICTE Approval Process Hand Book 2021-22:

Passed BCA/ Bachelor Degree in Computer Science Engineering or equivalent Degree


Passed B.Sc./B.Com/B.A. with Mathematics at ’10+2′ Level or at Graduation Level (with additional bridge courses as per the norms of the concerned University) obtained at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the Qualifying Examination.

e. The cut-off date for completion of the decentralized counseling and admission at the respective participating Universities and Institutes will have to follow the academic calendar of the concerned affiliating Universities for the academic year 2021-22.

Sd/- Deputy Secretary

No. 386-Edn dated 20.12.2021, Source