Counseling for all the above degree courses will be conducted at the Office of the CENTAC, Chemical
Engineering Block, Pondicherry Engineering College (PEC), Pillaichavady, Puducherry – 605 014
2 Date and Time
Candidates will be called for counseling as per their order of merit in each course. Candidates to be called for counseling will be intimated through call letters or a public notification in local newspapers and in the official web site of CENTAC. No change of date / time of is permissible. CENTAC will not be responsible for postal delay, if any, and non-delivery of counseling/intimation letters whatever may be the reason (s) thereto
3 Important Particulars pertaining to Counseling
Candidates, who do not attend the counseling on the specified date and time, have to forego their claim for admission. However, due to unforeseen circumstances and unavoidable reasons, if a candidate is unable to attend the counseling on the specified date and time (duly informed to CENTAC either by telegram or otherwise), he/she can attend on a subsequent date and time during the counseling period for the course, with prior permission of “The Convenor, CENTAC”. But, the candidate can only opt for the seat available at that time and cannot claim any seat as per his / her original rank for the course. In any case, counseling will not be done in the absence of candidates.
If the revaluation/re-totaling marks are submitted by the candidate after the commencement of counseling, the actual seats available at the time of counseling will be made available to such candidates. However due weightage will be given to the revaluation/re-totaling marks
Unfilled seats arising out of no candidates and vacancies, arising out of the dropouts of already admitted candidates or due to the introduction of new courses or inclusion of new institutions, will be filled – up during the subsequent counseling. Details of such vacancies will be notified in the official web site of CENTAC and such information will also be updated periodically.
Individual intimation will not be sent to candidates for Counseling of seats arising due to vacancies for the reasons mentioned above.
These vacancies “shall be open” to all candidates who have applied for admission through CENTAC,
including the candidates already admitted during earlier counseling. In the Final counseling the unfilled seats of different/reserved categories are filled under the same category of UT of Puducherry and at the end all the vacant seats are filled under the general category of UT of Puducherry.
Important Note: Candidates admitted into any college/course during their subsequent counseling, shall join that college/course on or before the last date prescribed by the respective colleges. Failure to do so will make them liable to forfeit both the newly allotted seats and the seats in which they had been admitted during the earlier counseling. The candidate shall be personally liable for such lapses
No communication shall be sent to candidates who are not eligible to be called for counseling and no further correspondence in this regard will also be entertained.
Due to unforeseen and unavoidable reasons, if a candidate is unable to attend the counseling on the specified date and time, he/she can authorize his/her parent/guardian in writing on his/her behalf with suitable evidence of the reasons as per the format available in the CENTAC website and the parent’s/Guardian’s decision will be binding on the candidate.
Eligible candidates who have applied may appear for counseling according to their cut-off mark, two hours before the counseling session along with their original certificates for verification irrespective of receipt of individual communication.
Important Particulars pertaining to Counseling Candidates called for counseling shall be required to submit all the documents in original for verification at the time of counseling. Candidates, who fail to produce the required documents in original, shall not be counseled. However, if a candidate has deposited all or the required original certificates, with an institution where he / she has already been admitted, a letter to that effect issued by the Head of that Institution should be produced. Only in that case, attested / true copy of the relevant certificates will be accepted for verification and counseling of candidates. The original documents submitted by the candidates to be admitted, shall be returned only after obtaining recognition from the respective Universities and hence the candidates are advised to take enough number of photocopies of the documents, before submitting the originals for verification during counseling and subsequently for admission to the courses.
4 Counseling Fee
A fee of Rs 850 ( Rs 350 for SC/ST) will be collected from each candidate. Candidates will forfeit the fee of Rs 850/- ( Rs 350 for SC/ST candidates) only on selection of seat in the first counseling. However in subsequent counseling(s) a non-refundable fee of Rs.750/- (for SC/ST candidates 300/- shall be collected irrespective of selection of seat.
The counseling fee should be in the form of ‘Demand Draft’ drawn in favour of “The Convenor, CENTAC”, payable at Puducherry. Payment by cheques, postal orders, money orders and Cash will not be accepted. No candidate will be allowed to attend the counseling without the prescribed counseling fee.