Introduction

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India took a policy decision in 2002 to conduct an All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) annually, doing away with many of the large number of entrance examinations that were being conducted till then by various institutes in the country for admission to undergraduate degree programmes in the disciplines of Engineering/Technology and Architecture/ Planning. This initiative has been widely accepted and appreciated.

A Central Counseling Board (CCB) constituted by the Govt. of India coordinated admissions to UG degree programmes in engineering, technology and architecture in respect of selected institutes till 2012. From 2013 onwards, Central Counseling Board (CCB) and All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) has been renamed as Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) and JEE (Mains) respectively. The CSAB for 2014 has been constituted with Director, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, as its Chairman. The Office Memorandum of Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India is placed at Annexure V of information brochure.

30 NITs, 12 IIITs/IIITM/IIITDM, 16 other Central/State Government Funded Institutes (GFTIs) and some Self Financed Technical Institutes (SFTIs), list displayed on CSAB website will admit candidates on the basis of their All India Rank (AIR) in JEE (Main)-2014 to the first year of Engineering/Technology and Architecture / Planning Programs through a centralized seat allocation procedure, for the academic session 2014-15.

Important features of the admission procedure, fee refund rules, admission schedule, list of Reporting/Help Centers, list of Participating Institutes with total number of seats, fee structure and contact addresses, seat distribution in the Institutes etc., are given in information brochure. Candidates are advised to read information brochure carefully and visit CSAB website regularly for updates and for details regarding the entire online admission process as no postal communication will be used.

In case of any dispute arising out of the seat allocation process at any stage up to the final allocation of institute and/or branch, the decision of Chairman, CSAB-2014 shall be final and binding. The jurisdiction for legal disputes, if any, will be limited to the courts at Jaipur only.

For smooth functioning of admission procedure resulting into maximum number of candidates getting admission to the course and institute of their choice and minimizing the number of vacant seats, it is advised that the candidates should carefully follow the admission procedure given in information brochure. The procedure offers enough flexibility at every round of allotment and candidates are urged to co-operate by not prolonging their final decision on admission after seat allotment. This will facilitate in catering to the needs of larger number of candidates seeking admission through CSAB-2014.