COAP 2018 Details and Important Dates

COAP provides a common platform for a candidate to make the most preferred choice for an admission into an M.Tech. Programme in participating academic Institute. All participating Institutes will upload admission offers in a common time window. A candidate will be able to access all available offers made by participating organizations at COAP.

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To access the offers made by participating Institutes, each candidate will have to register at COAP in addition to applying for M.Tech. admissions in the participating Institutes. Before registering in the COAP, each candidate should read the guidelines completely.

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Note:

  • COAP is not an Application Portal for M.Tech. Admissions.
  • The candidate should apply separately to respective Institute(s) for M.Tech. admission.
  • Each participating Institute will follow the selection procedure as per the norms and guidelines of the respective Institute.
  • Participating Institutes will upload their offers on COAP in a time window as given below.
  • To access and make a decision on the most preferred choice out of the offers (if any) made by participating Institute(s), each candidate should register at COAP.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Candidate must be an Indian National.
  2. Candidate should be Qualified in GATE 2016 or 2017 or 2018.

Important Dates

Tentative Schedule of each round of offers and corresponding time window for a candidate to make a decision on available offers at COAP as follows:

Registration by Candidates at COAP 02/04/2018 to 30/04/2018 (23:59 hours)
Round No Time window for viewing of offers and making decision by  Candidates
Round-1 (First Round of offers) 24/5/2018 to 27/5/2018 (23:59 hours)
Round-2 (Second Round of offers) 5/6/2018 to 8/6/2018 (23:59 hours)
Round-3 (Third Round of offers) 16/6/2018 to 19/6/2018 (23:59 hours)
Round-4 (Fourth Round of offers) 26/6/2018 to 29/6/2018 (23:59 hours)

 

Participating Institutes

  • IISC Bangalore
  • IIT BHU
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • IIT Indore
  • IIT ISM Dhanbad
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Patna
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT Ropar

Registration Procedure:

  1. Registration at COAP: Each candidate will complete COAP registration. Following information concerning the candidate should be required while registering at COAP: i) Name, ii) GATE Registration number(s), iii) GATE score(s), iv) Date of birth, v) Email ID, vi) Mobile number.
  2. Only the candidates who qualified in GATE 2018 or GATE 2017 or GATE 2016 are eligible to register at COAP. After successful completion of registration at COAP, a candidate will be able to access information on offers made from the participating academic Institutes. Offer will be uploaded at COAP and will be tagged with COAP registration number (same as GATE registration number without subject code).
  3. Registration will only be successful, when the candidate completes the log-in procedure with the help of the input which would be sent via Email / SMS after the first registration step. Email will contain website URL for logging-in along with the log-in ID. SMS will contain password details. Please enter additional GATE scores (GATE 2016, GATE 2017, GATE 2018), if any. Otherwise click on SUBMIT button to complete the registration process.

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Guidelines

2.1 Candidate will make decision on offers available, if any, during each round of offers. The candidate can select maximum of one offer out of available offers in each round. The candidates will have the following THREE options in each round.

2.1.1 Option 1- ‘Accept and Freeze’: This option should be selected if the candidate is willing to accept one of the present offers and does not like to be considered for upgrading to higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of admission. Candidates selecting this option WILL NOT be considered in the subsequent round(s) of admission in any of the participating academic Institutes and PSUs.
After clicking the ‘Accept and Freeze’ option, the candidate should press ‘submit’ button to confirm the submission of decision. Subsequently, the candidate should visit the respective Academic Institute’s Admission Portal or PSU’s Job Portal and follow the procedure as per the instructions on the respective website.

2.1.2 Option 2- ‘Retain and Wait’: This option should be selected if the candidate is accepting one of the present offers and also would like to be considered for upgrading to the candidate’s higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of offers. Candidates selecting this option WILL NOT be considered for the other rejected offers in the current round. Nevertheless, the candidate will be considered for other higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of admission offered in the participating academic Institutes and PSUs. After clicking the ‘Retain and Wait’ option, the candidate should press submit to confirm the submission of decision. Subsequently, the candidate should visit the respective Academic Institute’s Admission Portal or PSU’s Job Portal and follow the procedure as per the instructions on the respective website.

2.1.3 Option 3- ‘Reject and Wait’: This option should be selected if the candidate is not willing to accept any of the offer(s) of admission / job. Nevertheless, the candidate will be considered for other higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of admission offered in any participating academic Institutes and PSUs. After clicking the ‘Reject and Wait’ option, the candidate should press submit to confirm the submission of decision.

2.2 After making the final choice, the candidate has to complete the submission procedure by pressing ‘submit’ button. Without completing the submission procedure, it will be treated as if the candidate has not accessed the COAP vide 2.5.

2.3 After selecting an offer of joining / admission either with “Accept and Freeze” option or with “Retain and Wait” option, the candidate will visit the concerned organization’s Webpage / Institute’s M.Tech. Admission portal for the subsequent admission / joining procedure. The admission / joining procedure should be completed by the candidate within the due date.

2.4 Once the candidate declines / rejects offer(s) in a particular round, the candidate will not be considered for the same offer(s) thereafter. However, the candidate (either with option ‘Retain and Wait’ or with option ‘Reject and Wait’ ) will be considered for the higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of offers.

2.5 Candidates should visit each round of offers till the decision of “Accept and Freeze” is made by the candidate. If a candidate does not access the COAP or does not make a decision during a particular round of offers, then all offers made during that round will be considered as Rejected by the candidate. Nevertheless, in case, if the candidate has given higher preferences, then the candidate will be considered for the higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of offers.

2.6 In the final / last round of offers, the candidate will be provided with only two options of “Accept and Freeze” or “Reject and Quit” . Candidate should select the option “Accept and Freeze” if the candidate is willing to accept one of the offers. After clicking the ‘Accept and Freeze’ option, the candidate should press submit to confirm the submission of decision. Subsequently, the candidate should visit the respective Academic Institute’s Admission Portal or PSU’s Joining Portal and follow the procedure as per the instructions on the respective website. The admission / joining procedure should be completed within the due date.
Candidate selects the option “Reject and Quit” , if the candidate is not willing to accept any of the offers. Then all offers made during that round will be considered as Rejected. The candidate should press submit to confirm the submission of decision.
If a candidate does not access COAP or does not make a decision during the final round of offers, then all offers made during that round, will be considered as Rejected by the candidate.

2.7 It should be noted that during the operation time window of COAP, offers from participating institutes and PSUs will be available at COAP only. Candidates are required to make a decision on acceptance or upgrade or rejection at COAP only.

2.8 After the last / final round at COAP, no offers will be available at COAP. For any admission related matter, candidates must visit the respective Academic Institute’s Admission Portal or PSU’s Joining Portal.

2.9 After the last / final round at COAP, any Institute / PSU(s) may like to fill the vacancy with additional / spot rounds, for which candidates will follow the guidelines of the respective institute(s) / PSU(s). In this case, admission and offer related information would be available only on respective Institute’s admission or PSU’s website.

2.10 Please refer to Action Flow Charts I and II for COAP Rounds of Offers

COAP (Common and Offer Acceptance Portal): Registration and Login

Source  :http://coap.iitm.ac.in/

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