ADMISSION PROCEDURE

Only the candidates who qualified in JAM 2018 (whose names appear in the Merit List) are eligible to apply for admission to the corresponding academic programmes available at IITs (refer to Appendices-I & II of this Information Brochure).

Candidates are advised, in their own interest, to refer to the brief profiles of the Admitting Institutes and Departments at their respective websites (Table 1). Candidates should note that they have to apply for admission by filling an online Application Form for Admission (henceforth called Admission Form) available only at JAM 2018 website (http://jam.iitb.ac.in/).

Based on the test paper(s) qualified, a Candidate can apply to one or more academic programmes covered under that test paper(s), subject to fulfillment of the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and the Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the Admitting Institute(s). For the academic session 2018-19, the following admission procedure shall be followed for all the Programmes at IITs covered under JAM 2018. Qualified candidates who apply for admission through JAM 2018 are called Applicants. These applicants are advised to refer to the JAM 2018 website (http://jam.iitb.ac.in/) for latest updates.

NOTE to OBC-NCL Applicants: Applicants must upload a valid OBC-NCL certificate (issued after 31st March 2017) in the prescribed format when they submit their application form for admission after the declaration of JAM 2018 results. The final seat allotment will be done based on the OBC-NCL certificate submitted along with the application form for admission. The candidate will be considered in the General category in case the OBC-NCL Certificate is invalid or not in the prescribed format or not uploaded with application.

1)           The Admission Form will not be considered, if it is found to be incomplete in any respect or if the payment is not successful, irrespective of satisfying the ER and MEQ of any programme(s) for which the Admission Form has been submitted.

2)           The Applicant will be considered for admission only to the programme(s), given in his/ her Admission Form.

3)           Taking into consideration the order of preference as given in the Admission Form and corresponding rank(s) in the Merit List, the First Admission List/ First Admission Round for each programme under JAM 2018 will be prepared by the Organizing Institute and will be announced on 25 May, 2018 through JAM 2018 website (http://jam.iitb.ac.in/)/ SMS/ Email.

Note: Applicants are requested to periodically check the website for knowing the status of the application / offer. They should also provide active and recent email & mobile number.

4)           Once an offer is received, Applicants can log into http://joaps.iitb.ac.in/ and choose one of the three options viz. (a) Accept and Freeze (b). Accept with Upgrade (c) Reject and Quit

Accept and Freeze: By choosing "Accept and Freeze", the Applicant accepts the offered seat and would not like to upgrade to his/ her higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent rounds (if applicable). The applicant also will not be considered for admission in the subsequent rounds (if any).

Accept with Upgrade: By choosing "Accept with Upgrade", the Applicant accepts the offered seat and would like to upgrade to his/ her higher preferences in the subsequent rounds (if any).

Reject and Quit: By choosing "Reject and Quit", the Applicant rejects the offered seat and would not like to continue in the admission process by JAM 2018. The seat offered to the Applicant would be cancelled and he/ she will not be considered further in the JAM 2018 Admission process.

For "Accept and Freeze" and "Accept with Upgrade" decisions, the Applicant will be directed to ONLINE payment portal to pay the "Seat Booking Fee" of Rs. 10000/- for General/OBC-NCL category Applicants and Rs. 5000/- for SC/ST/PwD category Applicants through ONLINE ONLY using credit card/ debit card/ netbanking (additional charges apply depending on mode of payment). No challan payment is accepted. This amount will be transferred to the Admitting Institute and will be adjusted against the Institute Fee at the time of Admission.

For "Reject and Quit" decision, the Applicant will receive a One Time Password (OTP) in their registered mobile number. The OTP has to be entered to confirm the decision.

5)           If seats remain vacant after the first admission process is over, the Organizing Institute will prepare a Second Admission List. This second list will be announced by the Organizing Institute on 15 June, 2018 on JAM 2018 website (http://jam.iitb.ac.in/)/ SMS/ Email.

6)           Applicants who have been offered admission through the Second List but not through the First List, must log into http://joaps.iitb.ac.in/ and choose one of the three options viz. (a) Accept and Freeze (b). Accept with Upgrade (c) Reject and Quit

As mentioned in (3), for "Accept and Freeze" and "Accept with Upgrade" decisions, the Applicant will be directed to ONLINE payment portal to pay the "Seat Booking Fee" of Rs. 10000/- for General/OBC-NCL category Applicants and Rs. 5000/- for SC/ST/PwD category Applicants through ONLINE ONLY using credit card/ debit card/ netbanking (additional charges apply depending on mode of payment). No challan payment is accepted. This amount will be transferred to the Admitting Institute and it will be adjusted against the Institute Fee at the time of Registration.

For "Reject and Quit" decision, the Applicant will receive a One Time Password (OTP) in their registered mobile number. The OTP has to be entered to confirm the decision.

7)           If the Applicant who was offered a seat during First List and is offered a seat from his/ her higher order of preference (in the second list), the Applicant must log into http://joaps.iitb.ac.in/ and choose one of the three options viz. (a) Accept and Freeze (b). Accept with Upgrade (c) Reject and Quit

The Applicant need not pay Seat Booking Fee once again, for "Accept*" decisions.

8)           The Applicants who were offered a seat can CANCEL the offer during 15 June to 20 June, 2018 by logging in into http://joaps.iitb.ac.in and choosing "WITHDRAW".

Withdraw: The Applicants who have accepted an offer of seat can cancel/ opt out of the programme/ withdraw from the programme by selecting "Withdraw". The Seat Booking Fee (if paid by them) would be refunded after deducting a Processing Fee of Rs. 1000/-.

9)           If seats remain vacant even after the second admission process is over, the Organizing Institute will prepare a Third and Final Admission List. This third and final list will be announced by the Organizing Institute on 29 June, 2018 through JAM 2018 website (http://jam.iitb.ac.in/)/ SMS/ Email.

10)        The Applicants who were offered a seat (or upgraded to higher choice of preference) should report to the Admitting Institutes along with the documents required by the Admitting Institute based on their offer letter.

11)        With the Third and Final Admission List, the admission process based on JAM 2018 will come to a close.

12)        If a qualified candidate is allotted a seat through the First Admission List and if the offer of admission is accepted, the lower preferences of the candidate, if any, will be automatically cancelled. However, the candidate will remain on the waiting list for all the higher preferences (if any). Qualified Applicants, who are not allotted any seat in the First/ Second Admission List, will remain on the waiting list in the next round of admission(s).

NOTE: If a qualified candidate fails to accept an admission offer, he/ she will not be considered further in the admission process.

Important Note:

a)    Verification of Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and the Eligibility Requirements (ERs) for admission is the prerogative of the Admitting Institute(s) only and the Organizing Institute will not respond to any queries in this regard. Further, during the time of Admission the biometric (finger print) of the candidate captured during the JAM 2018 examination will also be verified and it has to match for the candidate to be admitted.

b)   The offer of admission to a candidate will be provisional, subject to the fulfillment of all the requirements by the dates specified, and further subject to the requirements of the Admitting Institute(s).

c)    Applicants should note that being in the Merit List of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement for admission. Admissions shall be made in order of merit and depending on the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s), subject to the above conditions.