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MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY

PROSPECTUS FOR ADMISSION TO UNDER GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN AFFILIATED COLLEGES THROUGH CENTRALIZED ALLOTMENT PROCESS (CAP) UO No. 1117/L/Acad. Dated 25/02/2011

2011

MAHATMA GANDHI UNIVERSITY PRIYADARSINI HILLS P.O., KOTTAYAM-686 560 www.mgu.ac.in

SCHEDULE FOR ADMISSION TO UG PROGRAMMES (2011-12) THROUGH CAP 1. 2. 3. Online availability of Application forms Prospectus Online Candidate Registration Last date for submission of hard copy of application form with all necessary supporting documents at : University Office 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Publication of Provisional Rank List & Trial : Allotment Rearrangement/addition/deletion of options First Allotment Remittance of fee due to University at designated branches of SBT Reporting for admission in colleges Facility for option modification ( Rearrangement & deletion only) Second allotment Remittance of fee due to University at designated branches of SBT (Second allotment) Reporting for admission in colleges Commencement of classes Closing of Admission : : : : 22/06/2011 24/06/2011 22/06/2011 - 24/06/2011 27/06/2011 29/07/2011 : : 17/06/2011 20/06/2011 22/06/2011 : : 14/06/2011 16/06/2011 14/06/2011 16/06/2011 : : 10/06/2011-12/06/2011 14/06/2011 09/06/2011 06/06/2011 5.00 pm : 21/05/2011 - 03/06/2011 5pm and : 21/05/2011

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INTRODUCTION We are passing through a phase, which is witnessing an unprecedented growth in the number of aspirants for university education. This is also an era of emergence of new areas of knowledge. It is the resolve of the State to enable 20% of the 18-22 age-group to enter the campuses of the Indian universities in the 11th plan period. A large number of first generation learners are entering the portals of universities. This has been possible due to consistent efforts by society to ensure enrolment from social groups like the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, women, minority religious communities and other economically depressed groups, mostly coming from the rural areas. Their entry into the hallowed spaces of higher learning have critically changed the way we have been looking at the goals and direction of the policies and institutional framework of higher education. With the entry of a large number of first generation university goers, the very profile of the university campus, which has remained unchanged since the colonial times, would be transformed. There is an urgent need to further democratize universities to make them more equitable and inclusive places. At the same time, universities should be able to excite the creative imagination of the young minds and create an ambience which helps generate diverse kinds of creative and academic innovations. Issues of access, equity and social justice have to be considered concomitantly with the need for fostering quality and excellence so as to develop a creative and innovative human resource base. Introduction of Credit-semester system in our University from 2009-10 academic year onwards must now be reinforced with complementary changes. Revitalizing the idea of university in an entirely new egalitarian context is the primary purpose of Single Window System (SWS) of admission called Centralised Allotment Process (CAP). CAP provides the students with an appropriate awareness and understanding of the programmes provided by the affiliated colleges under the University. It helps the students to judiciously choose the right one from the wide range of programmes with utmost freedom. It is introduced as a safety rail to prevent students from being incapacitated in many ways. CAP assures the students not only transparency in admission procedure, but also provides an opportunity to pursue their area of interest / specialized subject with greater degree of independence than is customary at the undergraduate level, setting ones own learning objectives within the framework of the programme. This was often overlooked in the traditional admission procedure, which resulted in a lot of discrepancies in the learning experience as well as the admission procedures. The greatest advantage is saving of time. The students need to submit only one application and can track its status on-line. CAP eliminates manipulation at all levels. The students are thus provided an excellent opportunity to choose a right programme as well as an institution of their choice without fear or favour. The placement of the candidate in various programmes and institution will be according to their choice, merit and socially determined norms. The marks/Grades at the Plus Two level decide the eligibility for admissions to the degree programme.

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It also cuts a lot of unnecessary expenditure of money incurred by way of submission of separate applications in multiple institutions. Only one application needs to registered on-line for opting multiple programmes/colleges on preferential basis. CAP thus eliminates anxiety and unnecessary visits to institutions to enquire about the admission status. The admissions under cultural/sports quota for outstanding students are decided by the respective colleges in the best interests of students and the institutions concerned who excel in respective fields. Admission to seats reserved for physically challenged candidates are also done by the respective institutions. CAP assures that the seats under reservation for SC/ST/physically challenged candidates are exclusively allotted to them. In other words, CAP ensures social justice. CAP never infringes on the right of any stake holders in higher education. It only empowers all sections - the academic community - through rule based, transparent and state-of-the art delivery system. CAP showcases the menu of choice of programmes and colleges before the student community. It advises the students on the management of their plans to complete the programme to the best. The greatest advantage is that it allows the students to select and specialize in particular aspects of their chosen subject of study. The students are thus benefited in a big way, by combining transparency and freedom to select subjects of their choice. Classification/Categorization of Seats: Seats available in Govt./Aided/Self-financing affiliated colleges and Self Financing programmes in Aided Colleges are mainly classified as Merit seats, Community seats (applicable only in aided colleges) and Management seats. (The list of institutions, the number of seats available etc are given in Annexure II)

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1.1 Details of seats that come under the ambit of Centralised Allotment Process(CAP): i. Govt. Colleges: Total seats available in government colleges ii. Aided Colleges: Open quota seats, seats earmarked for SC/ST candidates iii. Unaided Colleges/ Unaided programmes conducted in Aided Colleges: 50% of the total seats including seats reserved for SC/ST/SEBC

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The remaining seats under community quota (Aided Colleges only)/management quota (Aided and Unaided Colleges and Unaided Programmes conducted in Aided Colleges)/sports and cultural quota seats and seats reserved for persons with disabilities (PD) (all affiliated Colleges) shall be filled by the educational agency concerned.

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RESERVATION OF SEATS

2.1 Types of Reservation: Out of the total Merit Seats available in Govt./Aided/Self Financing affiliated colleges for various UG Programmes, seats will be reserved for different categories under the following main items: i. ii. iii. iv. Reservation for nominees Reservation for Persons with Disabilities Special Reservation and Mandatory Reservation

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Reservation for Nominees: An additional seat for each programme in affiliated Arts and Science colleges shall be created exclusively for the purpose of accommodating students sponsored by the Union Territory of Lakshadweep. This seat shall not be filled up by other candidates. The Head of the institutions should forward the list of such candidates admitted, separately to the University, immediately after admissions (U.O. No. Ac.AI/3/2761/06 dated 20.7.2006). Such applicants should apply directly to the colleges concerned.

2.1.2 Reservation for Persons with Disabilities (PD): 3% of the seats are reserved for candidates with disabilities for all programmes. 1% (one percent of the seats in UG Programmes) of seats shall be reserved for each of the three sections of the physically handicapped (Blind, Deaf and Orthopaedically Challenged) with provision for interchange of seats, if candidates are not available in a particular category in an year. The selection of candidates under this category will be based on the rank in the inter-se merit list and physical suitability, and not on the basis of the degree of disability. Person with disability means a person suffering from not less than 40% of any disability as certified by a Medical Board constituted for this purpose. Candidates who have a minimum of 40% disability alone will be eligible for this quota. Candidates seeking admission under PD category should attach with their application form, an attested copy of the Certificate of disability issued by a District Medical Board or bodies of higher status, certifying the degree or percentage of disability. No reservation of seats is allowed for Blind candidates for Science subjects. (The applicants under PD quota should apply directly to the colleges concerned). Special Reservation: The seats reserved under Sports Quota and Cultural Quota come under this category. Such students should apply directly to the colleges concerned. They can also apply in CAP to be considered in the general allotment. 2.1.4 Sports quota: Two seats in each programme (Interchangeable) shall be reserved for candidates with outstanding records in sports & games.

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A minimum of one seat shall be given if there are no s