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Process of Admission to Post Graduate Diploma Courses of C-DAC

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Set up in 1988, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is a scientific society of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India, carrying out Research and Development (R&D) in IT, electronics and associated areas. Different thematic areas of C-DAC's research include high performance computing, grid and cloud computing, multilingual computing, professional electronics, software technologies, cyber security, health informatics, ubiquitous computing, and education & training.

As an institution for high-end R&D, C-DAC has been at the forefront of the IT revolution in the country, constantly building capacities in emerging/enabling technologies, and innovating and leveraging its expertise, calibre and skill sets to develop and deploy IT products and solutions for diverse sectors. It has resulted in the emergence of a high-quality intellectual resource base at C-DAC in the form of expert teams with specialised knowledge of various facets of advanced computing.

With such a rich resource base at its command, C-DAC set up the Advanced Computing Training School (ACTS) in 1993 to meet the ever-increasing skilled manpower requirements of the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) industry as well as supplement its intellectual resource base for cutting-edge research and development. Over the years C-DAC has designed and delivered various postgraduate and undergraduate degree and diploma programmes. In addition, C-DAC imparts ICT training to state and national governments and agencies, strategic sectors, corporate and industries, foreign countries and international students, based on specific requirements.

Presently C-DAC is offering postgraduate diploma courses through its own training centres and Authorized Training Centres (ATC) located in cities such as Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Karad, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Patna, Pune, Solapur and Thiruvananthapuram. Each year, thousands of students and professionals are trained at these centres, enhancing their knowledge-base and equipping them with the latest methodologies in advanced computing so as to make their mark in the ICT industry. So far more than a quarter million students have passed out from C-DAC. Many of them are successful employees of multinational and premier Indian ICT companies today, and many more have become booming entrepreneurs.

C-DAC is committed to nation building and is the first Indian government agency that has expanded its training horizons globally, extending its high quality training services to countries like Armenia, Belarus, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Dubai, Ghana, Grenada, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Mauritius, Myanmar, Peru, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

C-DAC has been awarded as the 'Most Popular Training Institute in India' at the Electronics For You Awards in 2013.

The list of CDAC’s Post Graduate Diploma courses, and their eligibility criteria are given in Table 1. Details of these courses are given in Section 17 of this Admission Booklet.

C-DAC's PG Diploma courses are full-time courses of 24-week duration. The fee for all PG Diploma courses (except PG-DBDA) is Rs. 80,000/- + service tax as applicable at the time of payments. The fees for PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics (PG-DBDA) is Rs 1 lakh + service tax.


  Common Eligibility Criteria for all the PG Diploma Courses of C-DAC
  • Graduate in Engineering or equivalent (e.g. BE / BTech / 4-year BSc Engg / AMIE / DoEACC B Level) in IT / Computer Science/ Electronics / Telecommunications / Electrical / Instrumentation.
  • OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Engineering Sciences with corresponding basic degree (e.g. MSc in Computer Science, IT, Electronics)

In addition to the common eligibility criteria given above, candidates with the course-specific qualifications mentioned in Table 1 are ALSO ELIGIBLE for the particular courses.Minimum percentage of marks required in the qualifying examination is also stated in Table 1. The minimum percentage of marks will be considered as per the norms of the university from where the candidate has graduated.

Table 1: C-DAC's PG Diploma courses and their eligibility criteria.

COURSE CODE

COURSE NAME

ELIGIBILITY

MIN. %

CATEGORY I (Section A in C-CAT)

PG-DGi

Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Applied Sciences/ Geography/ Geology/ Physics/  Computational Sciences/ Mathematics or allied areas

50 %

CATEGORY II (Sections A+B in C-CAT)

PG-DAC

Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Graduate in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent, OR
  • MCA, MCM, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Physics/ Computational Sciences/ Mathematics or allied areas, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Manage-ment with graduation in Science/ IT/ Computer Applications

50 %

PG-DMC

Post Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas, OR
  • MCA

50 %

PG-DSSD

Post Graduate Diploma in System Software Development

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas, OR
  • MCA

55 %

PG-DITISS

Post Graduate Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas, OR
  • MCA

55 %

PG-DBDA

Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Graduate in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics/ Physics/ Statistics/ MBA Systems, OR MCA

55 %

PG-DIoT

Post Graduate Diploma in Internet of Things

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR MCA

55 %

PG-DHPCSA

Post Graduate Diploma in HPC System Administration

  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics or allied areas , OR MCA

55 %

CATEGORY III (Sections A+B+C in C-CAT)

PG-DESD

Post Graduate Diploma in Embedded Systems Design

  • Common eligibility criteria

55 %

PG-DVLSI

Post Graduate Diploma in VLSI Design

  • Common eligibility criteria

55 %

PG-DBIHI

Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics

  • Common  eligibility criteria, OR
  • BE in Biomedical related fields

55 %


There is no age restriction for admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses. Candidates who have appeared/will be appearing for the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2016 will also be considered for admission to the above courses. By qualifying in C-DAC's admission tests of June 2016, such candidates can apply for provisional admission in August 2016 batch, subject to the condition that:

(a) All parts of their qualifying degree examination shall be completed by the date of joining the course, and

(b) Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with at least the required minimum marks shall be submitted at C-DAC by 30 November 2016.



Important Note:Candidates are required to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria of the courses for which they are applying. In case a candidate is found to be non-eligible during any stage of the admission process or course delivery, his/her admission will be cancelled with immediate effect. The penalty clauses as given in the section Cancellation & Refund will be applied to such candidates.

  • Well established courses with excellent placement records.
  • 24-week full-time courses with 900 hours' theory + lab + project.
  • 8 hours per day theory + lab sessions on 6 days a week in most centres.
  • Continuous lab and internal assessments during the course.
  • Centralised course-end theory exams across all centres.
  • Expert faculty from C-DAC and ICT industry with widespread domain knowledge.
  • Courses designed and developed in consultation with the domain experts in C-DAC, academia and ICT industry.
  • Syllabus regularly updated with the latest trends in the ICT industry.
  • Tutorials, hands-on and projects relevant to the standards of the ICT industry.
  • Well equipped computer labs with internet that can be accessed most of the time.
  • Special training on aptitude, general English, effective communication, and interview skills.
  • Extensive placement orientation and region-wise common campus placements.
  • Excellent participation from top ICT companies in campus placements.


Over the last two decades, C-DAC has shaped the careers of around 3 lakh IT professionals in software development and other specialised advanced computing domains. The Placement Cells of C-DAC organise Common Campus Placement Programmes (CCPP) for its PG Diploma students.For every batch, C-DAC's CCPPs are conducted region-wise at Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Noida and Pune. Training centres from other cities are attached to one of these regional placement programmes, so that students from all centres across India get fair chance in placements (see Table 2 for details). All C-DAC training centres actively coordinate and organise campus interviews for all their PG Diploma students.About 300 companies participated in C-DAC's campus placements in 2016, wherein overall 80% placement was achieved.

Table 2: Region-wise distribution of cities in C-DAC’s Common Campus Placements (CCPP)

CCPP Region

Cities of the Training Centres attached in CCPP

Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram

Hyderabad

Hyderabad

Mumbai

Mumbai, Navi Mumbai

Noida

Mohali, Noida

Pune

Bhubaneswar, Chennai (Blueprint), Indore, Jaipur,Karad, Mumbai (TICA), Nagpur, Nashik,New Delhi,Patna, Pune, Solapur

C-DAC has always been the ICT recruiters’ first choice when it comes to recruiting ready-to- deploy manpower for their turnkey projects. Top ICT companies (some are listed in Table 3) have expressed faith in C-DAC's trained resources by regularly recruiting them through CCPP. C-DAC has also recruited many of the PG Diploma students for its R&D projects.


Table 3: Selected list of companies visiting C-DAC for campus placements

Across India,, C-DAC is offering postgraduate diploma courses through its training centres located in cities such as Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Karad, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Patna, Pune, Solapur and Thiruvananthapuram.The address and contact details of these training centres can be found at http://cdac.in/index.aspx?id=cdaccenters and also in Section 18 of this Admission Booklet. Candidates are advised to visit the training centres of their preference and see the facilities offered before opting for courses at these centres. Table 4 shows show the courses offered and the seat capacity at various training centres of C-DAC in the August 2016 batch.

Table 4: PG Diploma seat capacity at C-DAC’s training centres.

Sr. No.

City

Centre Name

PG-DAC

PG- DMC

PG-DESD

PG-DSSD

PG-DITISS

 PG-DBDA

PG-DVLSI

PG-DIoT

PG-DHPCSA

PG-DGi

PG-DBIHI

1

Bengaluru

C-DAC, Knowledge Park

100

60

100

50

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

2

Bengaluru

C-DAC, E-City

120

 

 

 

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Bhubaneswar

Lakshya

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Chennai

C-DAC

40

 

50

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Chennai

Blueprint IT

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Hyderabad

C-DAC

90

 

90

70

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Indore

Orlando Academy

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Jaipur

Netcom

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Karad

Sunbeam

120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Kolkata

C-DAC

40

 

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

 

11

Mohali

C-DAC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

12

Mumbai

C-DAC, Juhu

 

60

 

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Mumbai

C-DAC, Kharghar

140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Mumbai

AIT (YCP), Nariman Point

120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Mumbai

MET - IIT, Bandra

120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Mumbai

TICA, Kandivali

40

 

40

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

17

Mumbai

VITA, Juhu

120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

Nagpur

Soft Polynomials

60

 

40

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

19

Nashik

MET – IIT

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

New Delhi

Bytes Softech

120

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Noida

C-DAC

160

40

60

 

30

50

40

 

 

20

 

22

Patna

Astric Centre of Excellence

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

Patna

Career Foresight

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

Pune

C-DAC

240

60

120

 

60

60

40

30

30

 

 

25

Pune

IACSD, Akurdi

220

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

Pune

IET, Kothrud

120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

Pune

Infoway, Kothrud

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

Pune

Know-IT, Deccan

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

Pune

Sunbeam, Gultekdi

220

120

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

Solapur

Ashwath Infotech

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

Thiruvananthapuram

C-DAC

40

 

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hostel (with limited number of rooms) and canteen facilities are available for students at some of the C-DAC training centres as shown in Table 5. Hostel allotments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. However, outstation students will be given preference when the allotment is done. If any vacancy is there after allocating rooms to the outstation students, local students' hostel applications may also be considered. Some of the centres, which are not offering hostel facilities, may provide assistance to find out suitable boarding and lodging to their students.

Candidates interested to avail hostel accommodation should send their requests to the Administrative Officers at the respective training centres, after the admission lists are published. Hostel/canteen fees, room availability and other related information may be obtained by communicating to the respective centre’s contact person whose name is mentioned at http://cdac.in/index.aspx?id=cdaccenters and also in Section 18 of this Admission Booklet.


Table 5: Hostel/canteen facility at C-DAC Training Centres.

Training Centre

Hostel

Canteen

C-DAC, Bengaluru (Knowledge Park)

 

C-DAC, Bengaluru (Electronics City)

C-DAC, Kolkata

 

C-DAC, Mohali

C-DAC, Mumbai (Kharghar)

C-DAC, Mumbai (Juhu)

 

C-DAC, Noida

C-DAC, Pune

 

C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram

 

Sunbeam, Karad

AIT (YCP), Mumbai (Nariman Point)

 

MET-IIT, Mumbai (Bandra)

 

TICA, Mumbai (Kandivali)

VITA, Mumbai (Juhu)

 

MET-IIT, Nashik

IACSD, Pune (Akurdi)

Infoway, Pune (Kothrud)

 


Admissions to all PG Diploma courses of C-DAC are done through C-DAC's computerised Common Admission Test (C-CAT). Candidates have to apply for C-CAT online at www.cdac.in or acts.cdac.in .Every year, C-CAT is usually conducted in June (for August admissions) and December (for February admissions). Candidates who clear the June 2016 C-CAT will only be considered for admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses of August 2016 batch on the basis of their C-CAT ranks and centre/course preferences.

8.1 C-CAT Test Papers


C-CAT has three sections (Section A, Section B, Section C) of one hour duration each. As shown in Table 6, depending on the category of courses selected by the candidate, he/she will have to either appear for just one test paper (Section A) or two test papers (Section A and Section B) or all the three test papers (Section A, Section B and Section C). The medium of C-CAT is English.


Important Note: A candidate can appear only for the specific section(s) in C-CAT as per the category of the courses opted by him/her at the time of filling the online application form.


Every section in C-CAT will have 50 objective-type questions. Each question will have four choices as possible answers of which only one will be correct. There will be +3 (plus three) marks for each correct answer, -1 (minus one) for each wrong answer, and 0 (zero) marks for each un-attempted question. The maximum marks a candidate can obtain in any one section of C-CAT is 150.


Table 6:Categories of PG Diploma courses and the corresponding test paper(s) in C-CAT.

COURSE
CATEGORY

COURSE NAME

C-CAT
PAPER(S)

I

PG Diploma in Geoinformatics (PG-DGi)

Section A

II

PG Diploma in Advanced Computing (PG-DAC)

Section A +
Section B

PG Diploma in Mobile Computing (PG-DMC)

PG Diploma in System Software Development (PG-DSSD)

PG Diploma in Internet of Things (PG-DIoT)

PG Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security (PG-DITISS)

PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics (PG-DBDA)

III

PG Diploma in Embedded Systems Design (PG-DESD)

Section A +
 Section B +
 Section C

PG Diploma in VLSI Design (PG-DVLSI)

PG Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics (PG-DBIHI)


8.2 C-CAT Syllabus
Table 7a: Indicative syllabus of the different sections of test papers in C-CAT.

TEST PAPER

TOPICS

DURATION

Section A

English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning

1 hour

Section B

Computer Fundamentals, C Programming, Data Structures, Data Communication & Networking, Object Oriented Programming Concepts,  Operating Systems

1 hour

Section C

Computer Architecture, Digital Electronics, Microprocessors

1 hour


The list of reference books for the various topics of C-CAT is given in Table 7b. Candidates are, however, advised to read more books than the ones specified in this table.

Table 7b:Reference books for the various topics in C-CAT.

SECTION

TOPIC

REFERENCE BOOK

A

English

Any High School Grammar Book (e.g. Wren & Martin)

Quantitative Aptitude&Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude Fully Solved (R. S. Aggrawal)
Quantitative Aptitude (M Tyara)
Barron’s New GRE 2016

B

Computer Fundamentals

Foundations of Computing (Pradeep Sinha & Priti Sinha)

Data Communication&Networking

Data Communication & Networking (Forouzan)

C Programming

C Programming Language (Kernighan & Ritchie)
Let Us C (Yashavant Kanetkar)

Data Structures

Data Structures Through C in Depth (S. K. Srivastava)

Operating Systems

Operating System Principles (Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne)

OOP Concepts

Test Your C ++ Skills (Yashavant Kanetkar)

C

Computer Architecture

Computer Organization & Architecture (William Stallings)

Digital Electronics

Digital Design (Morris Mano)
Digital Design: Principles & Practices (John Wakerly)
Modern Digital Electronics (R. P. Jain)

Microprocessors

Microprocessor Architecture, Programming & Applications with 8085 (Ramesh Gaonkar)
The Intel Microprocessor (Barry Brey)


8.3 C-CAT Schedule

C-CAT for admission to the August 2016 batch of PG Diploma courses will be held on 19 June 2016 and 26th June 2016. Candidates may choose one of these dates as per their convenience/availability while filling the online application. The schedule for different test papers of C-CAT is given in Table 8.

Table 8: Schedule of June 2016 C-CAT.(Slot timings may vary slightly. The final timings will be printed on the admit cards.)

C-CAT Dates

Test Paper

Morning Slot Timings

Afternoon Slot Timings

19 June 2016 ;
26 June 2016

Section A

9:30 am – 10:30 am

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Section B

10:45 am – 11:45 am

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Section C

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

8.4 C-CAT Centres

C-CAT will be conducted in computerized mode in various cities across India. The list of cities where C-CAT will be conducted in June 2016 is given in Table 9. C-CAT centres will be allocated to candidates on a first-come, first-served basis of application, depending on the centres’ seating capacity and availability.


Table 9:Cities where C-CAT will be conducted in June 2016.

Allahabad
(only on 26/6/16)

Bengaluru

Bhubaneswar

Chennai

Hyderabad

 Indore

 Jaipur

Karad

Kochi

Kolkata

Lucknow
(only on 26/6/16) 

Mohali

Mumbai 

Nagpur

Nashik

Navi Mumbai

New Delhi

Noida

Patna

Pune

Ranchi

Silchar

Solapur
(only on 26/6/16)

Thiruvananthapuram

Vijayawada

 

 

 


The C-CAT date and city once selected in the online application form cannot be changed unless approved in writing by C-DAC, subject to availability of seats in requested city. All such signed letters of requests with proof of valid reasons should be received at C-DAC ACTS, 3rd Floor, RMZ Westend Centre III, Nagras Road, Aundh, Pune – 411007, before the last date of C-CAT application.


8.5 Use of Candidate's Laptops for C-CAT

Candidates will have the option to use their own laptops for C-CAT. Such candidates have to choose the 'Own Laptop' option in the online application form.

  • Minimum configurations required of the laptop:

  • Processor : Intel’s Pentium 4 or above
    RAM : 1 GB or more (Recommended: 2 GB)
    Operating System : Windows (XP, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10)
    Browser : Any one of the browsers: IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, Mozilla20, Mozilla16, Chrome26
  • JavaScript must be enabled on the browser.
  • Laptop should be LAN and WiFi enabled and these ports should be working.
  • Laptop should have antivirus running on it and should be free from any virus, malware and spyware.
  • Laptop should have proper power backup for the entire duration of the exam.

Important Note:

Candidates would be entirely responsible for the functioning of their laptops during C-CAT. C-DAC reserves the right to deny a candidate in appearing for C-CAT in case of non-functioning or malfunctioning of his/her laptop. No examination fee will be refunded to such a candidate.


Candidates who have opted to use their own laptops will have to report one hour before the scheduled start of C-CAT to check and confirm the readiness of their laptops. Detailed instructions about configuring the laptop for C-CAT will be provided along with the admit card.

For candidates who opt (in the online application) to use their own laptops for C-CAT, the examination fee for Category I (Section A) is Rs. 1000/-, for Category II (Sections A & B) is Rs. 1200/-, and for Category III (Sections A, B & C) is Rs. 1400/-. A computer usage charge of Rs 200 will be added to the fee if the candidate opts in the online application to use the computer of the C-CAT centre. Candidates may note that the C-CAT examination fee once paid is not refundable. C-CAT examination fee structure is illustrated in Table 10.


Table 10: Category-wise C-CAT examination fee.

Course Category

C-CAT Paper(s)

Examination fee for own laptop users

Examination fee for        centre’s computer users

I
II
III

A
A+B
A+B+C

Rs. 1000/-
Rs. 1200/-
Rs. 1400/-

Rs. 1200/-
Rs. 1400/-
Rs. 1600/-

After filling the online C-CAT application form,the examination fee may be paid online OR in cash through the'Make Payment'step on the main menu of the online application. No cheque or demand draft (DD) will be accepted towards payment of C-CAT examination fee.

Online: The examination fee can be paid using credit/debit cards through the payment gateway that will be opened upon clicking the 'Online' option of the 'Make Payment'  step. Candidates are advised to follow the instructions/steps given on the payment gateway, and also print/keep the transaction details for their records.

Cash:The examination fee can also be paid in cash at any of the C-DAC training centres listed in Table 4.After filling the online application, the applicant should print the form and submit it personally along with the fee (in cash) at any of the C-DAC training centres before 5 pm on 9 June 2016. After cash payment, candidates are advised to collect the payment receipt and city selection status before leaving the training centre.

On accepting the examination fee at C-DAC, the ‘Make Payment’ step on the main menu of the online application will be tick-marked, and the status of payment will be updated on the ‘Status Check’  menu. The pdf application form obtained by clicking the ‘View/Print Application Form’ on the main menu will now have the transaction details of the payment made.


Important Notes:
(i)C-CAT application form and cash sent by post/courier will not be accepted at any of the C-DAC training centres.
(ii)Candidates are advised to view the seat availability for C-CAT at various cities before paying the examination fee through cash or online.

Candidates facing any issues during online payment may contact C-DAC ACTS Pune through phone (020-25503104/143) or email (actssupport@cdac.in)


Candidates can download their admit cards from C-DAC’s website during the dates mentioned under Important Dates. No candidate will be permitted to appear for C-CAT without a valid admit card. The admit card along with a photo identity proof must be presented to the C-CAT officials/invigilators for verification at the time of the test.

The venue, date and time of C-CAT will be communicated to the candidates on the admit cards. Candidates must appear for C-CAT on the specified date and time at the venue mentioned on the admit card. Candidates who have opted to use their own laptops for CCAT must configure their laptops well in advance as per the instructions given on the admit cards. Examination fee will not be refunded to candidates who are absent or coming late for C-CAT.




Candidates will be provided ranks based on their performances in Section A, Sections A+B, Sections A+B+C of C-CAT. If a candidate appears for multiple sections, he/she will be provided multiple ranks. For example, if a candidate appears for Sections A and B by choosing Category II in the application form, he/she shall be provided two ranks: (i) based on the performance in Section A, and (ii) based on the performance in Sections A+B.

Candidates with the lowest 10% performances in any of the sections (A or B or C) of C-CAT will not be qualified for ranking in that particular section and its higher sections. Even after the removal of the lowest 10% performers as stated above, if there exist candidates in any section with zero or less than zero marks, then these candidates will also not be qualified for ranking.

All qualified candidates will be awarded Category I ranks based on their performance in Section A. Qualified candidates who have selected Category II and III will also be awarded Category II ranks based on their total performance in Sections A+B. Qualified candidates who have selected Category III in the C-CAT application form will also obtain Category III ranks based on their total performance in Sections A+B+C.


Important Notes: (i) If a candidate has applied for Category II or III, but is not qualified in Section A due to poor performance in it, he/she will not get any rank in Category I or II or III, even if the candidate has got good marks in Section B and C.

(ii)Similarly, if a candidate has applied for category II or III, but is not qualified in Section B due to poor performance in it, he/she will not get any rank in Category II or III. However, the candidate may get a rank in Category I if he/she is qualified in Section A.

If two or more candidates have acquired the same marks in Section A or Sections A+B or Sections A+B+C, then the candidate having more marks in Section A will be given the higher rank. If these candidates have the same marks in Section A also, then the candidate having higher value in the ratio of ‘number of correct answers / number of attempted questions’ in the specific section required only for that category of courses will be given the higher rank. Candidates who have the same value of this ratio, and having the same total as well as Section-A marks will be given the same C-CAT rank.

Admissions to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses at various training centres will be offered in the order of ranks obtained in C-CAT and based on the preferences of courses and centres given by the candidates during online counselling. Only those candidates who are in the C-CAT rank-list will be considered for admissions to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses.

Rank-lists of June 2016 C-CAT are only applicable for admission to the August 2016 batch of C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses. Candidates should note that mere appearance in C-CAT or being in any of the rank-lists neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. Qualified candidates will have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure.


C-DAC’s PG Diploma admission process has two counselling sessions and three rounds of seat allocations. Counselling means online filling of preferences of courses and training centres by the candidates.

  • There are two rounds of seat allocations based on the first counselling. This means that using the course-centre preferences given by the candidates during the first choice filling, two rounds of seat allocations will be done. Further details of the first counselling and first and second rounds of seat allocations are given in Sections 16(f-j) of this Admission Booklet.

    Depending on their C-CAT ranks, candidates will be allocated seats strictly based on the order of preferences of courses and centres given by them during the counselling. If some candidates' ranks are not good enough to get them their top preferences in the first round of seat allocations, they may be offered their lower preferred courses/centres depending on their ranks. Such candidates may be allocated their higher-preferred course/centre in the second round of seat allocation, depending on their ranks. However, if candidates get their first preference in the first round of seat allocation itself, then that will be their final allocated seat and there will be no change for them in the second round of seat allocations. The seats allocated in the second round are final and there will be no further change in them.

  • Through the second counseling, candidates who have not got/confirmed admission are given one last chance to online fill their preferences of courses and training centres for the vacant seats that arise after the second round of seat allocation. The second counselling is done after the second round of seat allocation. The third round of seat allocation is based on the second counseling. The categories of candidates who are eligible to take part in the second counselling, and more details of the second counselling and third round of seat allocation, are given in Sections 16(k-m) of this Admission Booklet.

During both the counselling sessions, candidates will be permitted to give preferences for only those courses belonging to the category they had selected in the C-CAT application form. However, a candidate can give as many preferences of training centres and courses belonging to the applied C-CAT category.

Based on the C-CAT ranks, admissions to various courses at different training centres are offered in the order of preferences of courses and centres given by the candidate and the number of seats available for the courses at the particular centres. Therefore candidates must take utmost care while filling the order of preference of the courses and centres. A candidate cannot join a lower preferred choice if he/she is allocated a higher preference in any round of seat allocation. Under any circumstance, a candidate will not be allocated another course/centre which was not given as a preference during the counselling stage.


13.1 Course Fee :
The fee of all the PG Diploma courses (except PG-DBDA) offered by C-DAC is Rs. 80,000/- + service tax as applicable at the time of payments (July/August 2016). (Service tax in June 2016 is 15%.) The fee for PG-DBDA is Rs 1 lakh + service tax. The course fee includes expenses towards course materials, selected text books, computer lab usage, examinations, final mark-list/certificate, and placement assistance provided at the local training centre. The fee for all the PG Diploma courses is to be paid in two installments (details given below). Candidates may take note that no Demand Draft (DD) or cheque or cash will be accepted at any C-DAC training centre towards payment of any installment of course fee.

13.2 Scholarship Scheme :
C-DAC Kolkata, C-DAC Mohali and C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram offer Rs 3000 per month scholarship (for a total period of 5 months) for the students joining these centres after paying the full course fee as given in the below sections. Candidates are advised to contact these centres for further details.

13.3 First Installment of Course Fee :
The first installment course fee of Rs 10,000/- + service tax as applicable at the time of payment (July/August 2016) is to be paid as per the schedule given under Important Dates (Table 11). It can be paid either online or using Challan.

Online: The first installment can be paid using credit/debit cards through the payment gateway that will be opened upon clicking the 'Online' button on the candidate's logged-in page on the C-DAC website. Candidates are advised to follow the guidelines given on the payment gateway, and also to print/keep the transaction details for their record.

Challan : Steps to be followed to pay the first installment through Challan are given below:

(a)Click on the "Challan" button that will be seen after logging in on the C-DAC website using candidate’s Form No.

(b)Print the Challan form that will be opened.

(c)After filling up the Challan in triplicate, the candidate has to personally submit it along with Rs 10,025 + service tax as applicable at the time of payment at any Axis Bank branch. (Rs 25 is the bank service charge for using the Challan facility.)

(d)Out of the Challan triplicate, the bank officer will return the C-DAC and student copies to the candidate. (The candidate has to submit the C-DAC copy of the Challan at the admitted centre while joining the course.)

(e)After the Challan payment, enter the Challan transaction number, bank city, bank branch and transaction date in the text boxes that will be appearing on candidate’s logged in page on the C-DAC website.

(f)It may take up to 48 hours for the Challan payment to be reflected on the Payment Status page.

On receiving the first installment fee (online/challan) at C-DAC, payment received message will be displayed when the candidate logs in on the C-DAC website and receipt of the first installment payment will be e-mailed to the candidate's registered email id. Candidates are advised to contact C-DAC ACTS Pune (020-25503106/07/39) regarding any issues they face during the payment of first installment of course fee.

13.4 Second Installment of Course Fee :
The second (final) installment of course fee is Rs. 70,000/- + service tax as applicable in August 2016 for all courses except PG-DBDA for which it is Rs 90,000/- + service tax. It is to be paid before 16 August 2016 and can be paid only through NEFT from any bank to the account of the C-DAC centre where the candidate is finally allocated for his/her PG Diploma course. For all private training centres of C-DAC, payment is to be made to C-DAC Pune.

Candidates are advised to follow the steps given below for NEFT payment.

(a) Click on "NEFT for 2nd Installment" button that will be seen after logging in on the C-DAC website using candidate's Form No.

(b) Print the NEFT form that will be opened. Bank details of the candidate's allocated centre will be given on it. Candidates need to transfer money to this bank account.

(c) If the candidate has personal net banking facility, he/she can make online transfer of the fees using the details given on the NEFT form.

(d) If the candidate does not have personal net banking facility, submit the NEFT form at any bank having NEFT facility along with the fees amount.

(e) Keep a record of the NEFT form with the UTR (unique transaction) number written on it. (Candidate has to submit it at the admitted centre while joining the course.)

(f) After the NEFT payment, carefully enter the NEFT transaction (UTR) number, bank city, name and branch, and transaction date in the text boxes that will be appearing on candidate’s logged in page on the C-DAC website.

(g) It may take up to 48 hours for the NEFT payment to be reflected on the Payment Status page.

On receiving the second installment at C-DAC, payment received message will be displayed when the candidate logs in on the C-DAC website, and receipt of the second installment payment will be e-mailed to the candidate's registered email id. Candidates may contact C-DAC Mumbai (022-27565303/26703251) regarding any issues they face during the payment of second installment of course fee.



Important Notes:

(i)Candidates need to contact their allocated centre (where they have credited the second installment) to know the status of their payment. Contact details of all C-DAC centres are given in the last section of this Admission Booklet.

(ii) Candidates should enter the correct NEFT details, otherwise his/her payment confirmation may not happen.

Candidates must read and understand the rules pertaining to payment and refund of fees, before seeking admission to any course. No disputes regarding refunds will be entertained once the fees are paid.

If a course at a particular training centre is cancelled by C-DAC due to lack of the minimum required number of students, the course fee paid will be refunded to the candidates. However, these candidates may be offered admission to (i) the same course at another training centre preferred by them where seats are available as per their ranks; or (ii) another course preferred by them at the same centre or another centre of their choice, where seats are available as per their ranks. In such cases, the candidates have the option to choose the alternate centre/course before withdrawing the course fee paid.

During verification of the certificates at the time of registration, if any candidate is found to be non-eligible for the admitted course, the first installment fee of Rs 10,000/- + its service tax will not be refunded. Provisionally admitted students who are unable to produce the proof of quailfication for the admitted course by 30 November 2016 will not be eligible for any refund of fees paid.

Candidates desiring to withdraw their admission during any stage of the admission process (i.e. before the date of commencement of the course) may do so by online filling the withdrawal form that can be accessed using their login on the C-DAC website. After submitting the form online, candidates should print the withdrawal form, sign it and post it to

C-DAC ACTS
3rd Floor, RMZ Westend Centre III, Nagras Road
Aundh, Pune - 411007.

Alternatively, candidates may scan the filled-in form, and email it to actssupport@cdac.in

Candidates should write ‘Request for withdrawal from PG Diploma admission’   on top of the envelope in which the form is sent. No e-mail requests for withdrawal without attaching the signed withdrawal forms will be entertained. Online withdrawal entries without sending the signed withdrawal forms will not be considered for withdrawal or refund.

Students desiring to withdraw their admission after the commencement of the course may do so by submitting the prescribed withdrawal forms (that are available at the training centre) at the admitted centre. No e-mail requests for withdrawal will be entertained.

14.1 Penalty on Withdrawal of Admission :


Important Note: (i)In case a candidate is found to be non-eligible during any stage of the admission process or course delivery, his/her admission will stand cancelled with immediate effect and he/she will be subjected to the penalty clauses stated hereunder.

(ii)Service taxes paid by candidates are not refunded in any case.

Cancellation of admission by a candidate/student will attract the following penalties:

  • If a candidate who has paid the course fee wants to withdraw his/her admission on or before 21 July 2016, then Rs 1000/- + the service tax paid on Rs 10,000/- will be deducted from the fee paid and the balance amount will be refunded. The signed withdrawal forms should reach C-DAC ACTS Pune before 5 pm on 22 July 2016.
  • If a candidate who has paid the course fees wants to withdraw his/her admission during 22 July – 01 August 2016, then Rs 5,000/- + the service tax paid on Rs 10,000/- will be deducted from the fee paid, and the balance amount will be refunded. The signed withdrawal forms should reach C-DAC ACTS Pune before 5 pm on 02 August 2016
  • If a candidate who has paid the course fees wants to withdraw his/her admission after 01 August 2016 but before the date of commencement of the course, then Rs 10,000/- + the service tax paid on Rs 10,000/- will be deducted from the fees paid, and the balance amount (if any) will be refunded. The signed withdrawal forms should reach C-DAC ACTS Pune before 5 pm on 16 August 2016.
  • If a student wants to withdraw from a course within 30 days of the date of commencement of the course, then 50% of the total course fees along with all the service taxes paid will be deducted, and the balance amount of Rs 40,000/- (Rs 50,000/- for PG-DBDA) will be refunded. The signed withdrawal forms should be submitted at the admitted training centre before 5 pm on 16 September 2016.
  • If a student wants to withdraw from a course after 30 days of the date of commencement of the course, then there will not be any refund of fees.

In all matters concerning admissions, the decision of C-DAC shall be final and binding on all the candidates. With regard to the interpretation of the provisions of any matter not covered in this Admission Booklet, the decision of C-DAC shall be final and binding on all the parties concerned.

Table 11: Important dates related to admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses of August 2016 batch through the C-CAT of June 2016.


No.

Event

Dates

A

Beginning of Online Registration and Application for C-CAT

8 May 2016

B

Closing of Online Registration & Application, and Payment of Examination Fee for C-CAT

9 June 2016

C

Downloading of C-CAT Admit Cards

16-23 June 2016

D

C-DAC's Common Admission Test (C-CAT)

19 June 2016

26 June 2016

E

Announcement of C-CAT Ranks

7 July 2016

F

Online Selection of Courses and Centres (1st Counselling)

7-12 July 2016

G

Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation

14 July 2016

H

Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee for candidates allocated seats through the first round

21 July 2016

I

Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation

26 July 2016

J

Online Selection of Courses and Centres (2nd Counselling)

26 July -1 August 2016

K

Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee for candidates allocated seats through the second round

1 August 2016

L

Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation  
(based on 2nd Counselling)

5 August 2016

M

Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee for candidates allocated seats through the third round

10  August 2016

N

Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fee

16 August 2016

O

Registration of Students at Training Centres

16 August 2016

P

Commencement of PG Diploma Courses

17 August 2016


(a)

Beginning of Online Registration and Application for C-CAT

8 May 2016

The process of admission to C-DAC's PG Diploma courses begins with registration of prosp-ective candidates on the C-DAC website, www.cdac.in or acts.cdac.in .Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully while filling the online registration and application forms. Upon registering, candidates will get their Form Number that can be used to log in and fill the C-CAT application form online.The form number must be remembered by the candidate as it will be the reference number and login ID of the candidate during the whole admission process.

Once candidates have completed registration, the next step is to log in and fill the C-CAT application form. After entering the personal data and qualifying degree details, candidates have to select the category (I or II or III) of PG Diploma courses which they wish to apply. Candidates selecting category III can apply for all PG Diploma courses of C-DAC, provided they are eligible for these courses. Category II candidates can apply for the courses under category I and II, where as category I candidates can apply for PG-DGi only. Once the application form is submitted online, candidates will not have option to change the category of courses selected in the application form.

Candidates who wish to use their own laptops for C-CAT should choose the option of using 'Own Laptop' in the online application form. The instructions for such candidates are given in the section Use of Candidate's Laptop for C-CAT. Candidates who wish to use the computers of the C-CAT centre should choose the option of using 'C-CAT Centre PC'   in the online form. For such candidates, a computer usage charge of Rs 200 will be added to their examination fee.

Candidates may view the seat availability for C-CAT at various cities before submitting the application form. They are advised to print their filled-in application form that can be obtained by clicking the 'View/Print Application Form' on the main menu and keep it for their records. After filling the application form, candidates have to upload their passport size photograph. The next step is payment of C-CAT examination fee that may be paid online or in cash. The details of payment are given in the section C-CAT Examination Fee.

Once the examination fee is paid, candidates have to choose the city and date for appearing C-CAT (either 19 June 2016 or 26 June 2016). The cities where C-CAT will be conducted in June 2016 are listed in Table 9. Candidates can view the seat availability for C-CAT at various cities by clicking 'Select Exam City & Date' on the main menu of the application form. Depending on the seat availability, candidates can choose one date and one city for appearing for C-CAT.


Important Note: Once the C-CAT examination fee is paid, candidates must select the C-CAT date and city to complete the application process.


C-CAT centres will be sequentially allocated to candidates (on first-come, first-served basis) as per their online applications. Once the capacity of a particular C-CAT city is full on any C-CAT date, that city will no longer be shown in the drop-down list of that date on the online application form. C-DAC reserves the right to cancel a C-CAT centre, in which case an alternate centre will be offered to the candidates.

The steps successfully completed in the application process are shown with a tick-mark on the main menu of the online application. Candidates facing any issues during online registration and application may contact C-DAC ACTS Pune (020-25503104/143 ; actssupport@cdac.in).

(b)

Closing of Online Registration & Application, and Payment of Examination Fees for C-CAT

 

9 June 2016

The online registration and application of candidates for C-CAT will close on 9 June 2016. The payment of examination fee through cash as well as online mode will also be closed on this date. If the examination fee is paid in cash, it should strictly be submitted at any of the C-DAC training centres (listed in Tables 4a and 4b) before 5 pm on 9 June 2016. Delays due to any reason are not acceptable.

(c)

Downloading of C-CAT Admit Cards

16-23 June 2016

Candidates can download their C-CAT admit cards during this period by logging in on the C-DAC website. After downloading the admit cards, candidates should examine all the entries therein and also carefully read and follow the instructions on the cards. In case of any discrepancy in the details provided, or if candidates are unable to download the online admit card, then they should contact C-DAC ACTS Pune immediately through phone (020-25503139/06) or e-mail (actssupport@cdac.in), giving their name and application form number.

No candidate will be permitted to appear for C-CAT without a valid admit card. Candidates will not be able to download their admit cards, if they have not made the payment of C-CAT examination fee before the last date of payment, or if they have not selected the C-CAT city and date while applying for C-CAT.

(d)

C-DAC's Common Admission Test (C-CAT)

19 June 2016

26 June 2016

The computer-based C-CAT for admission to the August 2016 batch of PG Diploma courses will be conducted on two dates, viz., 19 June 2016 and 26 June 2016, in various cities across India. The details of C-CAT are given in the section C-DAC's Common Admission Test. Candidates must appear for C-CAT on the specified date and time at the venue mentioned on their admit card. Latecomers will be neither given any extra time nor refund of examination fee.


Important Note: Candidates who have opted Category I in their application form can appear for only section A of C-CAT. Category II candidates can appear for Sections A and B, whereas Category III candidates can appear for all the Sections (A, B and C) of C-CAT.
Candidates who have opted to use their own laptops for C-CAT will have to bring their fully charged and configured laptop (as per the instructions given on the Admit Cards) to the C-CAT venue at least one hour before the start of the exam. The C-CAT centre will provide computers for only those candidates who have opted to use 'C-CAT Centre PC' in their application form.

Before attempting the computer-based questions during C-CAT, candidates are advised to carefully read and follow the instructions given along with the admit card and question paper. Use of logarithmic tables/calculators/mobile phones/electronic gadgets is not permitted in the examination hall. Use of unfair means by a candidate, whether detected at the time of the test, evaluation or at any other stage, will lead to cancellation of his/her candidature. Candidates must ensure that they do not use any study/reference material / text books / external communications, etc. during C-CAT, which shall be treated as “use of unfair means”.
Important Note: Candidates are advised to read the C-CAT User Manual and become familiar with the computer-based C-CAT through the practice sessions that will be available on the C-DAC website a few days before the C-CAT dates.


(e)

Announcement of C-CAT Results

7 July 2016

C-CAT results will be published at 6 pm on the C-DAC website on 7 July 2016, which can be checked using candidate’s login. Candidates will be provided ranks based on their performances in Section A, Sections A+B and Sections A+B+C. If a candidate has appeared for multiple sections in C-CAT, he/she shall be obtaining multiple ranks as explained in the section C-CAT Ranking.

In order to be considered for admission to a desired course, a candidate’s name must appear in the C-CAT rank-list of the category corresponding to that particular course.

(f)

Online Selection of Course and Centre (1st Counselling)

7 - 12 July 2016

During these dates, candidates are required to give (online) their order of preferences of courses and training centres by logging in on the C-DAC website using their form number and password. Depending on their C-CAT ranks, candidates will be allocated seats strictly based on their order of preferences of courses and centres. Candidates facing any issues during online selection of course/centre may contact C-DAC Mumbai through phone (022-27565303/ 26703251) or e-mail(course-enquiry@cdac.in).

The list of courses offered and the maximum number of seats available at all training centres of C-DAC are given in Tables 4a and 4b of this Admission Booklet. A candidate may give as many course-training centre preferences as desired, and the rank-wise seat allocation will be done based on these preferences and the availability of seats. Under any circumstance, a candidate will not be allocated another course/centre which was not given as a preference during this stage.


Important Notes: (i) Candidates will be permitted to give preferences for only those courses belonging to the category they had selected in the C-CAT application form.
(ii)Candidates are advised to verify the eligibility of each course before opting for it during choice filling. It will entirely be the responsibility of candidates to prove that they satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements of the courses for which they are seeking admission.

After choosing the preferred courses and centres in the Choice Filling software, candidates should save their preferences. The unsaved preference list will be shown in red background and will be lost upon logging out without saving. The saved preference list can be modified (if required) by the candidate until 12 July 2016. These course-centre preferences will be considered in the seat allocation process in their order of preferences. Candidates will have the option to print the list of course-centre preferences saved by them.

Candidates can add or delete preferences and also change their order of preferences before the last date of choice filling. The last-saved course-centre preferences will be considered as final and a candidate cannot opt for a lower preferred choice if he/she is allocated a higher preference in any round of seat allocation. Seat allocations will happen strictly as per the order of preferences given by the candidates and their C-CAT ranks.


Important Notes: (i) If a candidate has not given preference for a particular course or a centre during the choice filling stage, he/she will not be considered for this particular course/centre in any further admission process.
(ii)After the last date of choice filling, there is no provision for a candidate to edit/add/delete any preferences, even for the second round of seat allocations.

(g)

Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation

14 July 2016

The course and centre allocated to the candidates are published online on this date. Admissions to various courses at different training centres are offered in the order of C-CAT ranks and preferences of courses and centres given by the candidate and the number of seats available for the courses at the particular centres. If some candidates' ranks are not good enough to get them their top preferences, they may be offered their lower preferred courses/centres depending on their ranks. Such candidates may be allocated their higher-preferred course/centre in the second round of seat allocation, depending on their ranks.

Candidates will get to know the course/centre allocated to them by logging in on the C-DAC web site. All the seat-allocated candidates will also receive an e-mail notification. Once a candidate is allocated a centre, no manual request for transfer to another centre will be permitted at any stage. Seat allocation will happen only as per the order of preferences already given by the candidates.

 (h)

Last date of payment of first installment course fee for candidates allocated seats through the first round

21 July 2016

Once a seat is offered to a candidate, he/she must pay the first installment fee of Rs. 10,000/- + service tax as applicable in July 2016 as a token amount to confirm the admission. The mode of payment of fee is explained in the section Payment of Course Fee. Payment of first installment course fee through online/challan should be strictly done before 21 July 2016. Delays due to any reason are not acceptable.

Candidates who have been offered seats through the first round of seat allocation, but have not paid the token amount by 21 July 2016 will not be considered for the second round of seat allocation. It will be assumed that these candidates do not want to take admission and their names will be removed from the second round of seat allocation processing. Therefore, in order to be considered for the second round of seat allocation, candidates are advised to pay the token amount and confirm their admission, even if the course/centre allocated in the first round of allocation is not their top preference. It may happen that the candidate may be allocated a higher-preferred course/centre in the second round of seat allocation.


Important Note: The token amount of Rs 10,000/- + its service tax once paid will not be refunded in case the candidate is found to be non-eligible for the course during verification of certificates at the time of registration.


 (i)

Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation

26 July 2016

Candidates who have already filled their choices of centres/courses but are not offered seats in the first round of seat allocation will be considered for the second round of seat allocation. In addition, candidates who have been already allocated seats in the first round of allocation, but did not get their top preferences, will also be considered in this round of seat allocation for their higher-preferred courses. The second round of seat allocation will be based on the preferences already given by the candidates during the first counselling (before the first round of allocation).

Upon logging in on the C-DAC website, candidates will get to know the course/centre allocated to them in the second round. All the candidates who have got their seats allocated in this round will also receive an e-mail notification.

(j)

Last date of payment of first installment fee for candidates allocated seats first-time through the second round

1 August 2016

Candidates who are allocated seats for the first time through the second round are required to pay the first installment fee of Rs 10,000/- + its service tax as applicable at the time of payment (July/August 2016) as a token amount to confirm their admission. The mode of payment of fees is explained in the section Payment of Course Fee. Payment of first installment course fee through online/challan should be strictly done before 1 August 2016. Delays due to any reason are not acceptable. Candidates who have already paid Rs 10,000/- + service tax after the first round of seat allocation are not required to pay this amount again.


Important Note: Candidates who have been allocated seats in any round of seat allocation, but have failed to confirm their admission (by paying the token amount of (by not paying the first installment course fee) will have their seat allocations cancelled.

(k)

Online selection of Course and Centre (2nd Counselling)

26 July  - 1 August 2016

The second counselling (choice filling) will be done online by the candidates during 26 July – 1 August 2016 for the vacant seats available at C-DAC’s training centres. The eligible candidates (as given below) can give their order of preferences of the vacant courses and training centres by logging in on the C-DAC website http://ccat.cdacmumbai.in/ using their form number and password. The details of the counselling process are given in section 16(f) of this Admission Booklet.

Candidates who have ranks obtained through the C-CAT conducted in June 2016 can participate in the second counselling, provided they belong to one of the following categories:

i. Candidates who did not participate in the first choice filling (counselling) during 7 - 12 July 2016.

ii. Candidates who were not allocated seats based on the first choice filling (counselling).

iii. Candidates who were allocated seats based on the first choice filling, but have not paid the first installment fee of course fee.

iv. Candidates who were allocated seats based on the first choice filling and have paid the first installment fee, but subsequently withdrawn their admissions.

v. Candidates who have been allocated seats for the first time in the second round of seat allocation. Such candidates will be considered for the third round of seat allocation only if they do not confirm their admission (do not pay the first installment of course fee) for the seat allocated through the second round.

In the new choice filling too, candidates can give preferences only for those courses belonging to the category for which they have ranks in C-CAT. Seat allocations will be done based on their rank and course-centre preferences for the vacant seats only. The list of training centres with confirmed vacancy for PG-Diploma courses after the second round of seat allocation will be communicated to the eligible candidates on 26 July 2016.

It may happen that some candidates who are allocated seats based on the first choice filling may not take admission. These vacant seats will also be available for admission through the second choice filling (counselling). The list of centres where vacancy may thus probably arise will also be communicated to the eligible candidates on 26 July 2016. The eligible candidates can log in and give their order of preferences of these probably vacant centres/courses also during 26 July – 1 August, 2016. If all candidates of these probably vacant centres/courses take admission by 1 Augut 2016, then there will be no vacancy in them.


Important Note: Candidates may note that, in anticipation of getting a higher preferred course through the second counselling, withdrawing a seat allocated through the first counselling may be a risky affair.
Candidates facing any issues during online selection of course/centre may contact C-DAC Mumbai through phone (022 – 27565303/26703251) or e-mail (course-enquiry@cdac.in).

(l)

Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation

5 August 2016

The course and centre allocated to the candidates who participated in the second counselling are published online on this date. Candidates are allocated the vacant seats based on their ranks and fresh preferences given in the second counselling. They will get to know the course/centre allocated to them by logging in on the C-DAC website. All the seat-allocated candidates will also receive an e-mail notification.

(m)

Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee for candidates allocated seats through the third round

10 August 2016

Candidates who are allocated seats through the third round are required to pay the non-refundable first installment fee of Rs. 10,000/- + its service tax as applicable in August 2016 as a token amount to confirm their admission. The mode of payment of fees is explained in the section Payment of Course Fee. Payment of first installment course fee through online/challan should be strictly done before 10 August 2016. Delays due to any reason are not acceptable.

(n)

Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fee

16 August 2016

Candidates who have confirmed their admission by paying the first installment course fee are required to pay the balance course fee on or before this last date. The second (final) installment amount of Rs 70,000/- + service tax as applicable in August 2016 (Rs 90,000/- + service tax for PG-DBDA course) can only be paid through NEFT. The various steps for NEFT payment are explained in the section Payment of Course Fee.


(o)

Registration of Students at the Allocated Training Centres

16 August 2016

Upon payment of full fees and proving the course eligibility, the selected candidates will be enrolled as C-DAC students at the respective training centres.

At the time of registration, candidates need to show their photo identity cards for identification, submit three passport-size colour photographs and photocopies of qualifying degree certificate or provisional/passing certificate from the university. The original certificates should be presented for verification at the time of registration. Candidates need to fill up and submit course registration forms at the time of registration at the admitting training centre.

Candidates who do not have their qualifying degree certificate (including candidates who have appeared for the qualifying examination and awaiting results) will be given provisional admission on submitting (at the admitting centre) the proof that they have already appeared for all the examinations of their qualifying degree at the time of registration. These students will have to submit (at the admitted centre) the proof of having passed the qualifying degree with the required minimum marks by 30 November 2016 to confirm their admission.


Important Note: Candidates who are provisionally admitted as C-DAC students but are unable to produce the proof of qualification by 30 November 2016 will have their admissions cancelled. They will not be eligible for any refund of fees.

(p)

Commencement of PG Diploma Courses

17 August 2016

Classes for the August 2016 batch of all the PG Diploma courses at all training centres of C-DAC will begin on 17 August 2016.

Candidates/students wishing to withdraw their admission during any stage of the admission process or course delivery must follow the guidelines mentioned in the section Cancellation & Refund. Penalties levied on such candidates/students are also explained in this section.

Requests of students to relocate to another centre after taking admissions at one centre will not be entertained except in certain exceptional cases like serious medical reasons that occurred after the choice filling process. Such request letters along with valid certificates/proofs are to be addressed to the head of the allocated/ admitted training centre. Depending on the seriousness of the applications, C-DAC shall take an appropriate decision on the transfer request. Even in all such exceptional cases, C-CAT ranking will be strictly followed.


Important Notes: (i) C-DAC reserves the right to cancel a course at any centre, if conducting the course is not viable due to lack of the required minimum number of students. If a course is cancelled by C-DAC, the fees paid will be refunded to the candidates or alternate admission will be offered as per their ranks.

(ii) C-DAC has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of any candidate who is found to have been admitted to a course to which he/she is not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in force.



17.1 Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing (PG-DAC)

PG-DAC is the most popular PG Diploma course of C-DAC. The course is targeted towards engineering graduates and MCA/MSc who wish to venture into the domain of advanced computing. The course aims to groom the students to enable them to work on current technology scenarios as well as prepare them to keep pace with the changing face of technology and the requirements of the growing IT industry. The entire course syllabus, courseware, teaching methodology and the course delivery have been derived from the rich research and development background of C-DAC. Running successfully for more than 20 years, the PG-DAC course has produced thousands of professionals, who are well positioned in the industry today. The major modules covered in PG-DAC are:

  • Operating System Concepts
  • C++ Programming & Data Structures
  • Software Application Development Tools & Techniques
  • Advanced Web Programming
  • Database Technologies
  • J2SE - Core Java
  • J2EE - Enterprise Java
  • Microsoft .NET Technologies
  • Upcoming Technologies
  • Aptitude & Effective Communication
  • Project

17.2 Post Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing (PG-DMC)

PG-DMC is one of the most sought-after courses of C-DAC. The course is targeted towards electronics/computer sciences/IT engineers who wish to venture into the domain of mobile computing. The course aims to groom the students to enable them to work on current technology scenarios as well as prepare them to keep pace with the changing face of technology and requirements of an exponentially growing mobile industry. The entire course syllabus, courseware, teaching methodology and the course delivery have been derived from the rich research and development background of C-DAC. The major modules covered in PG-DMC are:

  • OS Concepts & Linux Programming
  • C++ Programming & Data Structures
  • System Development Methodology
  • Introduction to RDBMS
  • Java Programming
  • Mobile and Wireless Technologies
  • Windows Mobile Application Development
  • iOS Programming
  • Android Programming
  • Introduction to Hybrid Programming
  • Aptitude & Effective Communication
  • Project

17.3 Post Graduate Diploma in Embedded Systems Design (PG-DESD)

Realizing the growth of embedded systems in day-to-day life and the need for trained manpower in this promising area, C-DAC launched PG-DESD for engineers in Computers, Electronics and IT. Embedded Systems is a unique field, where engineers need to have sound knowledge in hardware and software design. Keeping this aspect in view, C-DAC has designed this course giving equal emphasis to hardware and software,enabling engineers to face challenges in the design and development of state-of-the-art embedded systems. The latest curriculum includes a module on Internet of Things (IoT),specifically focusing on IoT architectures, applications, standards and protocols. The course has also been recently updated with a module dedicated on Embedded Hardware Design andDevelopment. The major modules covered in PG-DESD are:

  • Introduction to Embedded Systems Design
  • Programming Concepts
  • Microcontrollers and Interfacing
  • Embedded Operating Systems
  • Real-Time Operating Systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Mobile Programming
  • Embedded Hardware Design and Development
  • Project and Seminar

17.4 Post Graduate Diploma in System Software Development (PG-DSSD)

System software is an important area of the computer system. It helps in managing and controlling the hardware and also provides convenient environment for the application software. Developing this kind of software is a challenging task as knowledge of system internals and quality programming skills are required. Demand for these skill sets is fast growing in the development of software specific to domains like telecommunications, networking, cyber security, operating systems, grid computing, ubiquitous computing and medical instrumentation. C-DAC has taken up the challenge to address the need for trained system software development professionals by introducing the in-depth course, PG-DSSD, giving emphasis on secure software design and implementation practices as per the industry needs. This career-oriented course is designed and developed for engineers and postgraduates in electronics, computer science and IT. The major modules covered in PG-DSSD are:

  • Advanced C/C++ Programming
  • Computer Networks & Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Linux System Programming and Driver Development
  • Windows System Programming and Driver Development
  • Mobile Computing and Android Programming
  • Parallel Programming
  • Project

17.5 Post Graduate Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security (PG-DITISS)

PG-DITISS is targeted towards grooming students in the arena of human-computer interaction and cyber and network security. The objective of this course is to enable the students to understand the concepts of network security and learn the techniques of detecting the attacks and securing a network from internal and external attacks. At the end of the course, the student will be able to recognise a variety of generic security threats and vulnerabilities, understand the principles and practices of cryptographic techniques, identify and analyze particular security problems for a given application and apply appropriate security techniques to solve the security issues. The major modules covered in PG-DITISS are:

  • Fundamentals of Computer Networks
  • Concepts of Operating System and Administration
  • Java Programming with Crypto API
  • Security Concepts
  • Network Defense and Countermeasures (NDC)
  • Auditing, Securing Standards and Best Practices
  • Cyber Forensics & Cyber Laws
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • IT Infrastructure Management
  • Aptitude & Effective Communication
  • Project

17.6 Post Graduate Diploma in VLSI Design (PG-DVLSI)

PG-DVLSI is a pioneering course offered by C-DAC to assist engineers who wish to gain theoretical as well as practical knowledge in the field of Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design. It will also prepare them to keep pace with the changing trends of VLSI technology and the requirements of an ever-growing VLSI design industry. The entire course syllabus, courseware, teaching methodology and the course delivery have been derived from the rich research and development background of C-DAC, which has a legacy of designing the PARAM range of supercomputers. The major modules covered in PG-DVLSI are:

  • Advanced Digital Design
  • System Architecture
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • High Level Design Methodology
  • Verilog (In accordance with IEEE 1364-2005 and 2009)
  • ASIC Design Issues
  • CMOS VLSI Design
  • Verification using System Verilog
  • Linux Shell Scripting
  • Aptitude & Effective Communication
  • Project

17.7 PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics (PG-DBDA)

PG-DBDA will educate the aspirants who want to make an impact in the corporate and academic world in the domain of big data analytics as data scientist and researcher, big data leads/administrators/managers, business analysts and data visualization specialists. The course is also suitable for those who are already working in analytics to enhance their theoretical and conceptual knowledge as well as those with analytical aptitude and would like to start career in big data analytics in different business sectors. The collaboration with the different multi-national companies at the level of mutual research interests and customer related projects will ease the path for campus recruitment. The students will be able to work with big data platform, analyze various big data analysis techniques for useful business applications, design efficient algorithms for mining the data from large volumes, analyze the HADOOP and Map Reduce technologies associated with big data analytics, and explore big data applications. Modules covered in PG-DBDA are:

  • Statistical Analysis with R
  • Programming with Python
  • Fundamentals of Linux Programming
  • Cloud Computing & Operations
  • Data Collection & DBMS (Principles, Tools & Platforms)
  • Big Data Technologies
  • Data Visualization - Analysis and Reporting
  • Business Analytics
  • High Performance Computing Solutions & Applications
  • Practical Machine Learning
  • Aptitude and Effective Communication
  • Project

17.8 Post Graduate Diploma in Internet of Things (PG-DIoT)

This course will enable the student to utilize various Embedded Technologies related to IoT, Sensor Networks, Communication Protocols, Cloud Computing, Accessing Resources and Services needed to perform functions with dynamically changing needs. Also will help to understand the IoT privacy and Security Concepts for secured IoT environment and to utilize the various IoT Platforms to explore Real Time IoT Applications Areas. After the courses students will able to explore Modern IoT Trends and to undertake industrial research projects for the development of future solutions in the domain of Data Analytics to make an impact in the technological advancement. They will be able to use advanced IoT Tools/ Decision-Making Tools/ Operation Research Techniques to analyze the complex problems and get ready to develop such new techniques for the future.

  • Fundamentals of IoT
  • Programming Technologies
  • Microcontrollers Programming & OS / RTOS
  • Embedded Linux
  • Sensor Networks
  • Communication Models & Protocols
  • Data Management & Analytics
  • Cloud Computing
  • Technology Aggregation & Case Studies
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Aptitude and Effective Communication
  • Project

17.9 Post Graduate Diploma in HPC System Administration (PG-DHPCSA)

PG-DHPCSA will educate the aspirants who want to make an impact in the corporate and academic world in the domain of High Performance Computing system administration as System Administrator, Storage Administrator and IT Infrastructure Specialist. The course is also suitable for those who are already working in HPC administration domain to enhance their theoretical and conceptual knowledge as well as those who would like to start career in HPC administration. The collaboration with the different multi-national companies at the level of mutual research interests and customer related projects will ease the path for campus recruitment. At the end of the course the students will be able to manage HPC infrastructure like network, storage, resource and backup management, efficiently design data center, maintain the HADOOP cluster and map reduce technology, explore on HPC applications and solutions, and understand the fundamentals of various cloud techniques and system security. Modules covered in PG-DHPCSA are:

  • Computer Architecture
  • Linux Operating System and Perl
  • HPC System Administration and Management
  • Python Programming
  • Fundamentals of Computer Network and Management
  • Storage and Backup Management
  • Resource Management and Accounting
  • Security and Traffic Management
  • Hadoop Administration
  • Cloud Services and Security
  • Aptitude and Effective Communication
  • Project

17.10 Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics (PG-DBIHI)

The importance of biomedical engineers in the fast-growing healthcare industry is now well acknowledged and consequently new career options are available to them in healthcare industries both nationally and internationally. The 24-week PG-DBIHI course is designed to mould engineers who can serve in healthcare industry, as well as in companies dealing with medical equipments. Keeping this aspect in view, C-DAC has designed the PG-DBIHI giving emphasis to medical equipments, enabling engineers to face challenges in R&D, medical equipment manufacturing industry, Hospitals, medical equipment standardization and calibration. The modules will provide in-depth study of a wide range of medical equipments, with the opportunity for specialisation according to the students' interests and future career aspirations. The expected learning outcome is the acquisition of a wide knowledge of a variety of medical equipments and understanding of concepts in healthcare informatics. The major modules covered in PG-DBIHI are:

  • Programming Concepts
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • 8/16/32 bit Microcontroller and Interfacing
  • PCB CAD/ CAM
  • Bio-Medical Instrumentation
  • Health Informatics
  • Project Work and Seminar

17.11 Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics (PG-DGi)

Geoinformatics or Geomatics is the synergy of multiple disciplines, namely, GIS, remote sensing, photogrammetry, cartography, GPS and geodesy. It is fundamental to all the disciplines that use data identified by their locations. PG-DGi aims to provide conceptual knowledge on GIS, remote sensing and related fields, and hands-on training in GIS, satellite data interpretation, digital image processing, digital photogrammetry, digital cartography and GPS. There are also three electives, i.e., GIS Development, RDBMS and Geomatics Business & Project Management. Application of Geoinformatics in various development contexts are analysed through appropriate case studies. The course contents have been designed keeping in view the emerging trends in the field of Geoinformatics and the increasing needs of skilled manpower. The modules covered in PG-DGi are:

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Global Positioning Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Trends in Geoinformatics
  • Remote Sensing & GIS Applications
  • Geospatial Programming
  • Aptitude & Effective Communication
  • Project & Seminar


Name of Centre

& City

Address

Contact Person

Email & Tel No.

AIT (YCP)

Mumbai

5th Floor, Y.B. Chavan Centre, General Jagannathrao Bhosale Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021

Brig. (Retd) S.N. Guptan

ycpait@vsnl.com

022-22817976

Ashwath Infotech

Solapur

164/1, Railway Lines, Solapur, Maharashtra 413001

Mr. Rohit B. Jeurkar

info@ashwath.com

0217-2318494

Astric Centre of Excellence, Patna

Pratiksha Bhavan, Khajpura, Bailey Road, Patna, Bihar 800014

Mr. Prabhat Kumar Sinha

atcpatna@astric.in

0612-2597054

Blueprint IT

Chennai

No. 8, Karpagambal Nagar,

Mylapore, Chennai – 600004 Tamilnadu

Mr. Abhinav Chandran

chennaiblueprint@gmailcom

72999 56681

 

Bytes Softech

New Delhi

T-8, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-II, New Delhi 110020

Mr. Raju Tiwary

enquiry@bytessoftech.com    9350552415

Career Foresight

Patna

301, Shaligram Complex, Near B.N. College, Ashok Raj Path, Patna, Bihar 800004

Mr. Vishal Kumar

vishalk@careerforesightatc.in    0612-2651765

C-DAC

Bengaluru  (Knowledge Park)

Knowledge Park, No.1, Old Madras Road, Near Byappanahalli Metro Station, Bengaluru 560038

Ms. Binu George ;

Ms. M Savithri

actsb@cdac.in

080-66116400-03

C-DAC

Bengaluru  (Electronics City)

No. 68, 4th Cross, Electronic City Phase 1, Hosur Road, Opp. BSNL Telephone Exchange, Bengaluru 560100

Ms. Reshma Shet

course_blrec@cdac.in

080-28523300

C-DAC

Chennai

TIDEL Park, 8th Floor, D Block (North), No.4, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Taramani, Chennai 600113

Mr. Varun T

chnacts@cdac.in

044-22542226

C-DAC

Hyderabad

 No.1, Shiv Bagh, Satyam Theatre Road, Ameerpet, Hyderabad 500016

Ms. Simi P

simip@cdac.in

040-23737127/28

C-DAC

Kolkata

Plot E 2/1, Blok - GP, Sector - V, Saltlake Electronics Complex, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700091

Mr. Asok Bandyopadhyay

 

info-kolkata@cdac.in

033 23573950

C-DAC

Mohali

A-34 Industrial Area, Phase VIII S.A.S. Nagar, Mohali, Punjab 160059

Ms. Amritpal Kaur

enquiry-mohali@cdac.in

0172-2237052-55

0172-6619000

C-DAC

Mumbai (Juhu)

Gulmohar Cross Road No. 9, Juhu, Mumbai 400049

Ms. Sudha Iyer ;

Ms. Varsha Karkare

entrance-mumbai@cdac.in

022-26201606/574/488

C-DAC

Mumbai (Kharghar)

Sector 7 – CBD Belapur, Next to Bharati Vidyapeeth, Near Kharghar Rly Stn, Navi Mumbai 400614

Ms. Rekha S. ;

Ms. Mohini More ;

Mr. Ramakant – Hostel

course_kh@cdac.in

022-27565303/06

C-DAC

Noida

B-30, Sector 62, Institutional Area, Noida 201307

Ms. Sudeshna Bhatnagar ;

Ms. Anjali Khandelwal

recpacad-noida@cdac.inmailto:cdacacts-noida@cdac.in

0120-3063371-73

C-DAC

Pune

ACTS, 3rd Floor, Westend Centre III, S. No. 169/1, Sector II, D P Road, Aundh Pune 411007

Ms. Deepa Pusalkar ;

Mr. Prakash Devkule –Fees/refund

actssupport@cdac.in

020-25503134/07

C-DAC, Thiruvanantha-puram

Software Training & Development Centre (STDC), Technopark Campus, Kariyavattom P O Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695581

Ms. Suvarna Jane

stdc@cdac.in

0471-2781500

IACSD

Pune

Dr. D.Y. Patil Educational Complex, Sector 29, Near Akurdi Railway Station, Pradhikaran, Nigdi, Pune 411044

Wg. Cdr. (Retd) P.V.C. Patil

iacsd@vsnl.com

020-27659509

Infoway

Pune

Commerce Centre, 3rd Floor, Plot No. 16, Rambaug Colony, Opp. Krishna Hospital, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038

Ms. Janhavi Deo

 

info.iway@gmail.com

9881129320

Institute of Emerging Technology, Pune

10, Bandal Capital, S.No.81/1, Near P.M.T. Depot, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038

Mr. Sangram Patil

iet.cdac@gmail.com

020-25284176

Know-IT

Pune

1278, 2nd Floor, Suyog Plaza, Above McDonalds, Near Sai Petrol Pump, J.M. Road, Deccan, Pune 411004

Mr. Nachiketas Bhatkar

contact@know-it.co.in

020-20250898

Lakshya

Bhubaneswar

4th Floor, IDCO Towers, 1 Janpath, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751022

Mr. Alok Mishra

lakshya@lakshyatraining.org      0674-2542520

MET - IIT

Mumbai

Bandra Reclamation, Gen. Arun Kumar Vaidya Chowk, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050

Mr. Nilesh Shirke

metiit@met.edu

022-39554366

MET - IIT

Nashik

MET - IIT, Bhujbal Knowledge CityAdgaon Nashik, Maharashtra 422003

Mr. Rajesh Kumar

info_iit@bkc.met.edu

0253-2303203

Netcom

Jaipur

 IT-23, Sitapura Industrial Area EPIP, Opposite RIICO Office, Near Globe Circle, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302022

Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma

netcom_sikar@yahoo.com     9649272709

Orlando Academy

Indore

20-21 Press Complex, First Floor, Behind Danik Bhaskar, A.B. Road, Indore, M.P. 452001

Mr. Kunal Kansal

info@orlando.co.in

0731-4285004

Soft Polynomials

Nagpur

3rd Floor, Sanganak Bhavan, 4-A, North Bazar Road, Dharam Peth Extn. Gokul Peth, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440010

Mr. S.M. Deshpande

infocdac@softpolynomials.com   0712-2556808

Sunbeam

Karad

Anuda Chambers, 203 Shaniwar Peth, Near Gujar Hospital, Karad
Maharashtra 415110

Mr. Prashant Lad

siitkarad@sunbeaminfo.com     02164-225800

Sunbeam

Pune

Sunbeam, Plot No. R/2, Behind Hotel Fulora, Market Yard Road, Gultekadi, Pune 411037

Mr. Nitin Kudale

siit@sunbeaminfo.com

020-24260308

TICA

Mumbai

2nd Floor, Thakur Polytechnic, Thakur Complex, Kandivli (E), Mumbai 400101

Prof. D.A. Pardasani

tica@thakureducation.org

022-28542917

VITA

Mumbai

5th Floor, Vidyanidhi School, Vidyanidhi Road, JVPD Scheme, Juhu, Mumbai 400049

Ms. Savita Thakur

training.vita@gmail.com

022-26255629