Gujarat Engineering Admissions

Students are admitted into Engineering colleges in Gujarat on the basis of their Class 12th marks as well as their scores in the JEE (Main). Gujarat does not have its own state level engineering entrance exam. 

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Admissions take place through an online counseling procedure that is conducted every year by the ‘Admissions Committee for Professional Courses’ or the ACPC. All candidates are admitted on the basis of the ‘Merit List’ created by the ACPC.

For admission into the B.E/B.Tech courses, 40% weightage is given to a candidate’s score in JEE (Main) and 60% weightage is given to his/her scores in the Class 12th or equivalent examinations.

The ACPC conducts this counseling in 2 rounds. The 1st round is for all the seats that are available for admission in all engineering courses. If seats are left vacant after the 1st round, another round of counseling is conducted.

What percentage of seats is the counseling conducted for?

The counseling is conducted for all the seats (100%) in Government and Govt. Aided colleges as well as for 75% of the total seats in Private and Unaided colleges in Gujarat.

Keep in mind that counseling for the rest of the 25% of seats in private colleges is conducted separately by individual colleges. Details for allocation of seats under this category can be found on the websites of these institutions and private colleges.

Some colleges in Gujarat including the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, the Nirma University, the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, the Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research And Management and the Institute Navrachna University serve as exceptions to the general reservation norms in Gujarat as they allot a significant portion of their seats to candidates from across the country.

Out of the total seats that are available for allotment through ACPC (100% in Govt. Colleges and 75% in Private), 15% seats are reserved for candidates who belong to Scheduled Tribes, 7% seats are reserved for candidates who belong to Scheduled Casts and 27% seats are reserved for candidates who belong to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes, including Widows and Orphans of any caste. To be considered in either of these categories, it is necessary that you should be of Gujarat origin.

What are the eligibility criteria to apply for the counseling?

To be eligible for admission into an Engineering college in Gujarat, the institution you pass your Class 12th from should be situated in Gujarat or in Daman & Diu (provided that your parents are of Gujarat origin).

If you’ve passed your Class 12th from an institution in any other state than Gujarat, you will be eligible if your parents are of Gujarat origin but are employed in a Govt. organization/Armed Forces in a state apart from Gujarat.

Alternatively, you will be eligible if you are a child of a parent who is a Government employee currently serving in Gujarat (certain specific posts) provided that you’ve passed your Class 12th from a school in Gujarat.

Candidates who have completed their schooling through the ‘Jawahar Navodaya Vidhyalaya Scheme’ will also be eligible provided that they have completed their schooling till Class 8 from a school in Gujarat.

All candidates who seek admission into the B.E/B.Tech courses in a college in Gujarat, need to have passed their Class 12th or equivalent examinations with Physics, Math and either one of Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ a Technical Vocational Subject as their main subjects with a minimum aggregate percentage of 45% (40% for SC/ST/SEBC candidates).

Additionally, you will only be eligible for admission if you have appeared for the JEE (Main) examination in the same year as the one you’re seeking admission in.

What is the counseling procedure?

To apply for the counseling procedure, you will first need to purchase the information booklet and ‘PIN’ from a branch of the Punjab National Bank in Gujarat or Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

You can only apply for the counseling online using the following website:

You will need to register on the website by entering details about yourself including your JEE (Main) Roll Number and the PIN mentioned on the information booklet etc.

Once you choose a password and create an account on the website, you will gain be able to see your ‘Registration Details’.

Candidates who belong to the ‘Open and without Tuition Fee Waiver’ category will be able to register online using their registration details. Candidates from all other categories would need to print 2 copies of their ‘Registration Details’ and go to a designated ‘Help Center’ and confirm their registration.

You will need to take 2 copies of your Registration Details along with signed copies of your mark sheets and certificates to the help center. Also take originals of your certificates and mark sheets for verification. Once your documents have been verified at the help center, you will be provided with a ‘Registration Slip’.

After you get the registration slip, your rank will be uploaded online on the above website and your name will be added to the ACPC merit list.

Log on to the website and choose the colleges and courses that you wish to pursue. You will have to ‘Lock’ your choices once you’re sure. Keep in mind that you will only see the choices that you are eligible for on the website.

To aid you in this process of choosing colleges, ACPC conducts a ‘Mock Counseling’ procedure to familiarize you with the online counseling procedure prior to the actual counseling. You will be able to see the cut – offs for various colleges and courses after the mock allotment of seats through this ‘Mock Counseling’.

Keep in mind that seats allotted through the mock counseling are not actual seats and the only purpose of this is to give you information about the cut – offs for colleges which will help you make better decisions with regards to choosing the best college that you can get into after the actual counseling.

During the first round of counseling that will take place after the mock counseling, you will need to make final choices with regards to the course and college you wish to join.

Log on to the website after the results of the counseling have been declared to see whether you’ve been allotted a seat or not. You will be able to see an ‘Information Letter’ in case you’ve been allotted a seat.

If you’re satisfied with the seat you’ve been allotted and do not wish to participate in the next round of counseling, take a print out of the Information Letter and make the payment to the college online or through Bank Challan. The amount you’ve to pay will be mentioned in your Information Letter.

You will then need to report to the help center with the proof of payment, copies and originals of your documents along with your Information Letter. You will receive an ‘Admission Slip’ once your documents have been verified and admission has been confirmed online. The duration within which you’ve to report to the college will be mentioned on the admission slip.

Report to the college and submit your information letter, proof of payment, documents copies and admission slip.

In case you are not satisfied with the seat you’ve been allotted or have not been allotted a seat, you need not report to the college and use the website to make your choices for the 2nd round of counseling which will be conducted for the seats that are still vacant (if any).

To know about the institutes participating in the counseling procedure and for any further details regarding reservations, cut-off marks and reservation categories, please visit any of the following websites:

Important Dates for Gujarat B.E/B.Tech Counseling 2014:

Sr. No.




Distribution of information booklets with PIN from

designated branches of Bank

30.05.2014 to 09.06.2014


Online Registration & submission of filled Registration form with necessary documents at Help Centers

31.05.2014 to 10.06.2014



Finalization of Seat Matrix



Declaration of Provisional Merit List



Choice Filling for Mock Round

16.06.2014 to 23.06.2014


Display Result of Mock Round



Declaration of Final Merit List**



Final list of institutes and Seat Matrix



Filling & Alteration of choices by the candidates

for actual Admission: Round-1

26.06.2014 to 02.07.2014



Declaration of First Allotment List



Deposition of Tuition Fees in the Bank and Reporting with original Documents/ certificates/ testimonials at Help Centers

07.07.2014 to 11.07.2014



Display of vacancy after Round-1



Consent for Reshuffling and alteration of choices if any: Round-2

13.07.2014 to 18.07.2014


Declaration of Second Allotment List




Deposition of Tuition Fees in the Bank and Reporting

with original Documents/ certificates/ testimonials at Help Centers

21.07.2014 to 24.07.2014


Commencement of Academic Term




Display of vacancy after Round-2


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