MH admissions 2016 to Diploma in Pharmacy, Surface Coating Tech., Hotel Management & Catering Tech.

Seeking post HSC admission to full time professional diploma technical courses in Maharashtra state? Want to take admission to first year of Diploma courses in Pharmacy, Surface Coating Technology, Hotel Management and Catering Technology for academic year 2016 – 2017 in any Maharashtra Govt., Government aided and unaided private institution? Get here how to register online application, confirm it at Facilitation Centers as well verify all documents including eligibility criteria and important dates.

Hope, you all know the Maharashtra Govt. has notified 'The Maharashtra Unaided Private Professional Educational Institutions Rules, 2016' to control admissions to first year of technical diploma courses in Govt., Government aided and unaided private institutes in Maharashtra.

Accordingly, State Common Entrance Test Cell, Govt. of Maharashtra has published admission notice for professional diploma technical courses as mentioned below for the current academic year:

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria for Diploma in Pharmacy

  • Candidates should be a citizen of India.
  • Candidates should be passed in HSC in Science having Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subject with any one from Mathematics and Biology (Botany and Zoology) from any recognized institution.
  • In case of Minority candidates, they have to be Maharashtra Domiciled and under a particular linguistic / religious minority community like Muslim / Buddhist / Christian / Shikh / Parsi / Jain in Maharashtra or as per the rules of Govt.

Eligibility criteria for Diploma in Surface Coating Technology

  • Candidates should be a citizen of India.
  • Candidates should be passed in HSC in Science having Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from any recognized institution.

Eligibility criteria for Diploma in Hotel Management U Catering Technology

  • Candidates should be a citizen of India.
  • Candidates should be passed in HSC from any recognized institution.


  1. Candidates belongs to General category including minorities, candidates outside the state of Maharashtra and children of Indian workers in Gulf Countries have to purchase application kit along with information brochure from the nearest Facilitation Centre on payment of Rs. 400/- only in cash.
  2. It costs to Rs. 300/- for the candidates belong to the Backward Class categories of Maharashtra state such as Sc, ST, OBC, SBC, VJ / DT - NT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D) as well as PwD (Persons with Disability).
  3. Rs. 3000/- has to be paid as seat acceptance fees in form of Demand Draft in favor of 'Commissioner, State CET Cell, Maharashtra State, Mumbai' payable at 'Mumbai' by the candidates under General Category, VJ/DT, NT and SBC / OBC category while it will be Rs. 1000/- for C, ST category candidates. This fee should be paid during reporting to Admission Reporting Centre (ARC) during seat allotment and document verification.

How to apply online

Visit at Online portal for registration of application will be open as per the time schedule furnished below. Fill up the application form step by step.

Candidates may also take advantage of form filling and document scanning facility at Facilitation Centre (FC) at free of cost. As per the dates mentioned below, all FCs will remain open every day including Sunday and holiday.

Important dates

  1. Online registration will remain open till 09.07.2016.
  2. In person documents verification, updating and confirmation of Application Form will be available for admission at Facilitation Center (FC) till 10.07.2016.
  3. Provisional merit list as well as seat matrix will be displayed on official website till 12.07.2016.
  4. Any grievance may be submitted at FC till 5:00 p.m. on 14.07.2016 from 12.07.2016.
  5. Final merit list will remain displayed on official website till 15.07.2016.
  6. Candidates can submit and confirm option form for CAP Round I, II, III online from 15.07.2016 to 18.07.2016 till 5:00 p.m.
  7. Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-I will be displayed till 5:00 p.m. on 20.07.2016.
  8. Reporting to ARC for CAP Round I will be started on 21.07.2016 and will be continued till 5:00 p.m. on 23.07.2016.
  9. Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-II will be displayed till 5:00 p.m. on 25.07.2016.
  10. Reporting to ARC for CAP Round II will be started on 26.07.2016 and will be continued till 5:00 p.m. on 28.07.2016.
  11. Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-III will remain displayed till 5:00 p.m. on 30.07.2016.
  12. Reporting to ARC for CAP Round III will be started on 31.07.2016 and will be continued till 5:00 p.m. on 02.08.2016.
  13. Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-IV will remain displayed up to 5:00 p.m. on 04.08.2016.
  14. Reporting to ARC for CAP Round IV for those who have not been allotted any seat in earlier rounds or missed option form filling in AP Round I or cancelled admission though taken in earlier rounds or willing to change the option once frozen, will be started on 05.08.2016 and will be closed at 5:00 p.m. on 07.08.2016.
  15. Provisional Allotment of CAP Round-IV will remain displayed till 5:00 p.m. on 09.08.2016.
  16. Reporting to ARC for CAP Round IV will be started on 10.08.2016 and will be closed at 5:00 p.m. on 12.08.2016.
  17. Candidates have to report allotted institutes for confirmation of admission submitting required documents and depositing remaining fees from 10.08.2016 to 13.08.2016.

  18. Academic activities will be started from 11.08.2015.
  19. Cut off date of admissions for the academic session of 2016 – 2017 is 22nd August 2016.

Contact details

State Common Entrance Test Cell
305, Government Polytechnic Building,
49, Kherwadi, Bandra (E),
Mumbai – 400 051. (M.S.)
Phone: 022 - 26476037

Special note: Viewers of this page are suggested to visit at for more details. Also to be noted that viewers should keep an eye on the official website for any further change in above time schedule.

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Author: Umesh19 Nov 2020 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 5

All the courses mentioned in this article are basically professional courses and have a better scope for job point of view as compared to pure academic arts and science courses. So eligible students should try to choose one from them as per ones interest and liking. The first course that is Diploma in pharmacy is definitely the best out of the lot as medical services and business related medical items is going to increase in near future as healthcare is going to be a thrust area. So it makes sense to go for such a course in pharmacy after which one can even think of opening a medical store itself if the job profile does not look interesting. The second course is also purely technical and has scope in chemical and metal industries. Surface coating and enamelling has taken a front area activity in various industries, where in order to protect the assemblies from corrosion, especially in a hazardous environment, and are a niche area to work in. As regards the Hotel management and catering, it is also a good area though there are already a lot of qualified people in the market but expecting the increasing trend of tourists in post Covid situation, this area also holds potential. So one can choose the course as per one's liking and try to get a seat for doing it through MH Govt combined exam.

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