||Beginning of Online Registration and Application for C-CAT
||5 August 2020
Step 1: C-CAT Registration
The process of admission to C-DAC's Online Diploma courses begins with registration of prospective 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.
Important Note: The Form Number and password must be remembered by the candidate as it will be the reference number and login ID of the candidate during the whole admission process
Step 2: C-CAT Application – Filling Personal Details
Once candidates have completed registration, the next step is to log in and fill the C-CAT application form by entering the personal and qualifying degree details.
Step 3: C-CAT Application – Uploading Candidate’s Photo
After filling the application form, candidates have to upload their clear passport size photograph.
Step 4 C-CAT Application – Payment of Examination Fee
The next step is the online payment of C-CAT fee. The details of payment are given in the section C-CAT Fee
Step 5: C-CAT Application – Selection of Examination Date
Once the examination fee is paid, candidates have to choose the date for appearing C-CAT, depending on the seat availability. C-CAT dates will be sequentially allocated to candidates (on first-come, first-served basis) as per their online applications. Once the capacity is full on any C-CAT date, that date will no longer be shown in the drop-down list on the online application form.
The steps successfully completed in the application process are shown with a tick-mark on the main menu of the online application. Candidates 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. Candidates facing any issues during online registration and application may contact C-DAC ACTS Pune (020-25503143 ; firstname.lastname@example.org).
||Closing of Online Registration & Application, and Payment of Examination Fee for C-CAT
||20 August 2020
The online registration and application of candidates for C-CAT will close on 20 August 2020. The payment of examination fee will also be closed at this point.
||Downloading of C-CAT Admit Cards
||25 - 28 August 2020
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 (020-25503134/ 136/128/107) or e-mail (email@example.com), giving their name and C-CAT form number.
Candidates will not be able to download their admit cards, if they have not made the payment of C-CAT fee before the last date of payment, or if they have not selected the C-CAT date while applying for C-CAT.
||C-DAC's Common Admission Test (C-CAT)
||29 August 2020
||30 August 2020
The computer-based C-CAT for admission to C-DAC’s September 2020 batch of Online Diploma courses will be conducted on two dates, viz., 29 and 30 August 2020. Candidates have to appear for C-CAT from their homes or personal places. 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 mentioned on their admit card. Latecomers will be neither given any extra time nor refund of examination fee.
Before attempting the online questions during C-CAT, candidates are advised to carefully read and follow the instructions given along with the admit card and question paper. Candidates need to ensure their webcam is switched on and their face is clearly visible during the whole test. While appearing C-CAT, no other person should be available near the candidate.
Accessing other websites and/or using calculators/mobile phones/electronic gadgets is not allowed during the test. 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”.
||Announcement of C-CAT Results
||5 September 2020
C-CAT results will be published at 5 pm on the C-DAC website on 5 September 2020, which can be checked using candidate’s login. Candidates will be provided ranks based on their performances in C-CAT 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.
||Online Selection of Courses and Centres (1st Counselling)
||5-8 September 2020
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.Online selection of courses/centres will close on 8 September 2020. Candidates facing any issues during online selection of course/centre may contact C-DAC Mumbai through phone (022-27565308/ 26703251) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The list of courses offered and the maximum number of seats available at all training centres of C-DAC are given in Table 4 of this Admission Booklet. During counselling, a candidate may give as many course-centre preferences as desired. 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 the counselling stage.
Important Note: Candidates should verify the eligibility of each course before opting for it during choice filling. It will 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) and again saved by the candidate till 8 September 2020. 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 until 8 September 2020.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.
- (i) The ORDER of preferences of courses/centres is very important, as seat allocations will happen strictly as per the order given by the candidates and their C-CAT ranks.
- (ii) 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.
||Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation
||9 September 2020
The course and centre allocated to the candidates are published online at 5 pm on 9 September 2020. 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 may be considered at any stage. Seat allocation will happen only as per the order of preferences already given by the candidates.
||Last date of payment of first installment course fee for candidates allocated seats through the first round
||14 September 2020 (till 5 pm)
Once a seat is offered to a candidate, he/she must pay the first installment fee of Rs. 10,000/- + GST as applicable in September 2020 as a token amount to confirm the admission. The mode of payment of fee is explained in the section Payment of Course Fee Online payment of first installment course fee should be strictly done before 5 pm on 14 September 2020. 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 first installment by 5 pm on 14 September 2020 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 allocation, candidates are advised to pay the first installment and confirm their admission, even if the course/centre allocated in the first round 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.
||Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation
||16 September 2020
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 on 16 September 2020, 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.
||Last date of payment of first installment fee for candidates allocated seats first-time through the second round
||18 September 2020 (till 5 pm)
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/- + GST on it as applicable in September 2020 as a token amount to confirm their admission. The mode of payment of fees is explained in the section Payment of Course Fee. Online payment of first installment course fee should be strictly done before 5 pm on 18 September 2020. Delays due to any reason are not acceptable. Candidates who have already paid the first installment fee 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 not paying the first installment course fee) will have their seat allocations cancelled.
||Payment of caution deposit and online selection of course and centre (2nd Counselling)
||19-22 September 2020
The second counselling (choice filling) will be done online by the candidates during 19-22 September 2020 for the vacant seats available at C-DAC’s training centres. Seat allocations will be done based on their rank and course-centre preferences for the vacant seats only.
After logging in on the C-DAC website, candidates can check their centre/course eligibility for second counseling based on the C-CAT cut-off rank of the centre/course. Only the courses/ centres that are rank-wise eligible for the candidate will be displayed in his/her list. Candidates can give their order of preferences of only the eligible courses and training centres. The details of the counselling process are given in section 14(f) of this Admission Booklet.
Candidates who have ranks obtained through the C-CAT conducted in August 2020 can participate in the second counselling, provided they belong to one of the following categories:
- Candidates who did not participate in the first choice filling (counselling) during 5-8 September 2020
- Candidates who were not allocated seats based on the first choice filling (counselling).
- Candidates who were allocated seats based on the first choice filling, but have not paid the first installment course fee.
- Candidates who were allocated seats based on the first choice filling and have paid the first installment fee, but subsequently withdrawn their admissions.
In order to participate in second counselling, candidates belonging to the above-mentioned four categories have to pay a caution deposit of Rs. 10,000/- + GST on it as applicable in September 2020. After the confirmation of payment of this caution deposit, candidates can give as many preferences of eligible centre/courses from the available list.
- (i) In the second choice-filling, candidates should give preference to any centre/course only if they are keen on taking admission to it. Caution deposit shall not be refunded to candidates who are allocated seats in the third round.
- (ii) Candidates may note that, in anticipation of getting a higher preferred course through the second counselling, withdrawing or not confirming admission of 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 (022-27565308/26703251) or e-mail (email@example.com).
||Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation
||23 September 2020
The course and centre allocated to the candidates who participated in the second counselling would be published online on 23 September 2020. 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, and also through email.
The full caution deposit of Rs 10,000/- + GST shall be refunded to the candidates who are not allocated any seat in the third round. Candidates who are allocated seats in the third round should go ahead with their seats. No caution deposit shall be refunded to the candidates to whom seats are allocated through the third round.
||Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fee
||25 September 2020
Candidates who have confirmed their admission by paying the first installment course fee are required to pay the balance course fee on or before 25 September 2020 through NEFT. The second (final) installment amount is Rs 40,000/- + GST for e-DAC and e-DMC, Rs 50,000/- + GST for e-DBDA, and Rs 70,000/- + GST for e-DAI. The various steps for NEFT payment are explained in the section Payment of Course Fee.
||Registration of Students at the Allocated Training Centres
||28 September 2020
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. Candidates need to fill up and submit course registration forms online during registration. They are required to upload their passport-size colour photographs and photocopies of qualifying degree certificate or provisional/ passing certificate from the university.
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 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 31 January 2021 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 31 January 2021 will have their admissions cancelled. They will not be eligible for any refund of fees.
||Commencement of Online Diploma Courses
|| 29 September 2020
Classes for the September 2020 batch of all the Online Diploma courses at all training centres of C-DAC will begin on 29 September 2020.
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 course after taking admission may not be entertained except in certain exceptional cases. If this transfer is to a course with higher fees, the difference in amount of fees is to be paid by the candidate. However if the transfer is to a course with lower fees, no part of the fees will be refunded by C-DAC.
- (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.