A huge number of top colleges and institutes in Maharashtra offer Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) degree to students in different fields with a total intake of over 1.55 lakh seats. There are 368 engineering institutes in Maharashtra out of which more than 250 institutes are private unaided Institutes.

This year, The DTE Maharashtra, the competent authority for the admissions to the first year engineering courses has already announced that admissions are based on the MHT-CET scores. The score of the candidates in MHT-CET will be considered to prepare the merit list for the engineering admissions in the state. This year, MHT-CET has again replaced JEE mains entrance exam for admissions in engineering courses in Maharashtra.

The most sought after engineering branches in Maharashtra colleges are Computer Science in the first place, Electronics & Communication coming second with Mechanical Engineering and Information technology following them. Also the other disciplines like Civil Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering accounts for good share of takers. Students who are interested in Chemical Engineering and Instrumentation Engineering can find more than 1500 seats in Maharashtra.

G.H Raisoni College of Engineering, Priyadarshini College of Engineering, Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Sinhgad College of Engineering and D Y Patil College of Engineering has the intake of more than 600 each. Almost 163 colleges have over 400 engineering seats. Sinhgad College of Engineering, Vadgaon (BK), Pune has the highest number of seats with 1140 seats for engineering in over 9 streams.

Mumbai University has an intake of about 26,540 seats and Pune University has an intake of approximately 50,550 seats spread across different colleges.

Break up of engineering seats in Maharashtra:

  1. Pune University: 33% with 50,550 seats
  2. Mumbai University: 17% with 26,540 seats.
  3. Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University: 14% with 22,392 seats.
  4. Shivaji University: 10% with 15,750 seats.
  5. Sant Gadge Baba Amarvati University: 7% with 10,860 seats.
  6. Dr B A Marathwada University: 7% with with 10,132 seats.
  7. North Maharashtra University: 5% with 7,140 seats.
  8. Solapur University: 4% with 6,060 seats.
  9. S.R.T Marathwada University: 2% with 3,830 seats.
  10. Gondwana University: 1% with 2,000 seats.


Eligibility criteria for Maharashtra State Candidate and outside Maharashtra state candidates:

  • The candidate should be an Indian national and should have passed the HSC (Std.XII) examination of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with subjects English, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
  • The students secured minimum 50 % marks (minimum 45 % marks, in case of Backward class categories and Persons with Disability candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only) in the subjects Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject added together.
  • Obtained Score in MHT-CET 2018.
  • Candidate should be either domicile of Maharashtra of should be born in Maharashtra.
  • Children of NRI / OCI / PIO, Children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries, Foreign National.- The candidate should have passed the HSC or its equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or Technical or Vocational subjects, and obtained at least.

Admission Steps

Major Steps in the Admission Process Through CAP:

  1. Filling of online application form for centralized admission to engineering/technology by eligible candidates.
  2. Document verification & confirmation of online application form at Application Form Receipt Centers (ARCs).
  3. Display of provisional merit list of candidates who have confirmed the online application form on website
  4. Submission of grievances (if any) at ARC.
  5. Display of final merit list of candidates on website.
  6. Filling and confirmation of option form for round I by candidate through his/her login.
  7. Display of allotment of CAP Round I on website.
  8. Selecting Options(Freeze , Slide or Float) and Reporting to respective institutes as per allotment of CAP Round I.
  9. Candidates who has not confirmed admission can wait for allotment of CAP-II.
  10. Following same procedure as for CAP-I
  11. Again waiting for allotment of CAP-III
  12. confirm your admission or else if you want to go to CAP-IV then surrender your allotted seat after which you will be eligible for fourth round
  13. Filling the option form for CAP-IV
  14. Display of allotment of CAP Round IV on website
  15. Reporting to respective Institute and taking admission

Minority Seats

UnAided Private Engineering College – (Minority)

  • Seats available for CAP is not same for all colleges in this category
  • Reservation for Minority is from 20% to 100%
  • Lokmanya Tilak CoE & D.J. Sanghvi - 100% seats are minority quota
  • Seats available for CAP in these colleges = sanction intake – (Minority Seats + Institute Level seats)
  • Lets take an example of Thakur CoE (Hindi Minority)
    • Sanctioned Intake – 60 seats
    • Minority – 51% (31 seats)
    • Institute Level – 20% (12 seats)
    • So, seats available for CAP = 60 – (31+12) = 17 seats
Category General (Male + Female) Ladies (L)
Home University Other than Home University Home University Other than Home University
Open 5 3 2 2
PH 2 - - -
Defence 1 - - -
All India Seats 2
Management Quota 12
Minority 31

Non – Minortity Seats

Un-Aided Private Engineering College – (Non – Minortity)

  • 65% Admission through State Merit List
  • 15% Admission through All India Merit List
  • Rest 20% are Management Quota seats
  • Lets Take Example of 60 seats
Category General (Male + Female) Ladies (L)
Home University Other than Home University Home University Other than Home University
Open 8 4 3 2
Reserved Cat. 9 5 5 1
PH 2 - - -
All India Seats 9
Management Quota 12

Autonomous Seats

Government Aided Autonomous Engineering College Seat Distribution

  • Seats available for CAP – 100 %
  • E.g. SPCE, VJTI, COEP, SNDT, SGGS, Walchand etc.
  • Admission through SLMLN
  • Lets Take Example of 60 seats
Category General (Male + Female) Ladies (L)
Open 19 8
Reserved Cat. 23 7
PH 2 N.A.
Defense 1 N.A.


Round No. No. of Options to be filled in No. of Options allotted for which confirming admission is mandatory Remarks
First 300 options maximum Freeze If candidate is allotted any preference He/She has 3 options (Freeze, Slide and Float).If the candidate wants to confirm the allotted seat in the respective college then he can select Freeze, if the candidate wants a better branch according to his filled preference but same college in which he has been allotted a seat then he can select Slide option and if the candidate wants a better branch and college both then he can Float.
Second Same option form as CAP-I(No option of changes) Freeze Same as CAP round I.
Third round by Counseling Same option form as CAP-I(No option of changes) Freeze If you don’t confirm your admission in this round ,your seat will be surrendered and you will be eligible for CAP-IV .
Fourth and Final Round Candidate can again fill the option form Whatever branch and college you Get you have to take admission All the minority and non-minority seats get added and this round is conducted purely on merit and this is the last chance for betterment of college or branch but a bit risky.