WBJEE 2014 Reservations – SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B of West Bengal
In Higher Education Institutes, funded fully or partly by the State offering undergraduate level Engineering/Technology/Pharmacy/Medical/Dental courses, reservation of seats for students under SC, ST and PwD categories shall continue as per the State Govt.’s Policy.
As regards reservation of seats for students under OBC category, as per the State Govt.’s Policy since this is conditional upon the creation of new/additional seats, reservation shall be to the extent of the availability of seats subject to the approval of the appropriate Regulatory Authorities.
For un-aided Self Financing Engineering/Technology/Pharmacy/Medical/Dental Colleges, reservation of seats for such categories of students is not mandatory. However, seats may be available for admission under such categories of students in those institutions where the Institution Authorities decide to offer such seats.
The Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes candidates DOMICILED only in the State of West Bengal are eligible for admission to the aforesaid reserved seats through WBJEEM-2014. The certificates for SC/ST candidates are to be issued by the any of the following competent authorities viz.
- (i) Deputy Director, Backward Classes Welfare Directorate; W.B. (ii) Commissioner, Backward classes welfare W.B. in case of candidates claiming to be SC or ST residing in any part of West Bengal.
- (i) Deputy Collector of Land Revenue, Kolkata; ii) Collector of Stamp Revenue, Kolkata; iii)Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata; iv) Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata; v) Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata; vi) 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate; vii) Executive Magistrate; viii) Sub-divisional Magistrate; ix) Sub-divisional Officer; x) Deputy Collector; xi) Additional District Magistrate; xii) Collector and xiii) District Magistrate within their respective local jurisdictions – in case of candidates claiming to be SC or ST and ordinarily residing within such jurisdictions.
For OBC candidates, the competent authority for issuing certificates will be put up on the website (www.wbjeeb.nic.in) as soon as the relevant Government Order is issued.
THE CERTIFICATE BEING SUBMITTED BY THE CANDIDATE FOR CLAIMING RESERVATION UNDER SC/ST/OBC QUOTA; MUST HAVE BEEN ISSUED BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY AS SPECIFIED ABOVE, ON A DATE PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF THE ACTUAL ONLINE APPLICATION. CERTIFICATE ISSUED ON A LATER DATE BY ANY AUTHORITY, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTABLE AT THE TIME OF ADMISSION THROUGH COUNSELLING.
WBJEE 2014 Reservations – SC/ST/OBC of Other States
SC/ST/OBC CANDIDATES HAILING FROM STATES OTHER THAN WEST BENGAL ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR SUCH BENEFITS AND THEY WILL BE TREATED AS GENERAL CATEGORY CANDIDATES.
WBJEE 2014 Reservations – PwD (Persons with Disabilities)
The PWD candidates claiming seats under reserved category are required to produce appropriate PwD certificate issued by the competent authority satisfying the following criteria.
For Admission to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch/B.Pharm Courses:
PwD category candidates will be ELIGIBLE with a minimum of 40% disability with respect to Loco-motor disorder, Visual impairment, Speech & Hearing Impairment subject to the condition that the candidate is capable of carrying out all activities related to theory and practical work as applicable to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch courses without any special concession and exemption.
For Admission to MBBS/BDS Courses:
PwD category candidates will be ELIGIBLE with 50-70% Loco-motor disability of lower limb. However, in case any seat in the earmarked quota remains unfilled on account of non-availability of candidates with loco-motor disability between 50% – 70%, any such unfilled seat in the said quota shall be filled up by persons with loco-motor disability of lower limbs between 40% to 50%.
The Medical Board constituted at IPGMR / SSKM Hospital will verify all certificates at the time of counselling.
It may be noted that candidates with disabilities OTHER than loco-motor disability will not be considered as ELIGIBLE for PwD category.
The list of competent authorities for issuing PwD certificate includes: Officer-in-Charge or Medical Head of Primary Health Centres, Block Primary Health Centres, State General Hospitals, Rural Hospitals, Sub-Divisional Hospitals or the District Hospitals run by the State Government or any hospital run by a statutory body or authority.
WBJEE 2014 Reservations – Minority (Sikh & Christian)
Higher Education Institutes, which have been granted the Minority Status (denoted as type ‘M’ in APPENDIX V of the Information Brochure), 50% of the approved seats shall be available for admission to general category of students. Admission to such category of seats will be from the merit listed candidates of WBJEE-2014 through the e-counselling process conducted by the Board.
However, candidates belonging to Sikh/Christian Religious Minority Category and DOMICILED in West Bengal; MAY choose to get admitted in such religious minority institutes as approved by the Government against specified MINORITY QUOTA notified by the State Government of West Bengal. Admission modalities for minority seats in Minority Institutes for the academic session 2014-15 will be notified by the State Govt. in the Higher Education Department in due course of time.
WBJEE 2014 Reservations of seats
For SC/ST/OBC/PwD Candidates
For students under Defence Quota:
Altogether 12 (twelve) seats in Engg/Tech are reserved for students under Defence Quota. Out of them, 7 (seven) seats are reserved in different branches in Govt. Engineering & Technology Colleges of the State; 2 (two) seats are reserved in Jadavpur University and 3 (three) seats are reserved at Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur respectively. The branches of such seats in these Universities will be decided by the respective University Authority. Branch-wise distribution of 7 (seven) seats under Govt. Engineering Colleges is furnished below:
For consideration under Defence Quota, candidates will have to apply to the Rajya Sainik Board, Home Department, Government of West Bengal, Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata – 700 001 through the concerned Zila Sainik Board, W.B. (for ex-servicemen) and Units (for serving soldiers) in the prescribed form (available with the addressee) with an attested copy of WBJEEM – 2014 Admit Card.
Allotment of seats under Defence Quota is not done through e-counselling. Based on the recommendation of the said Rajya Sainik Board, a separate Merit List shall be published by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board for subsequent offline counselling and allotment of seats.
Reservation of seats in Engg/Tech for students Merit listed in JEE (Mains) 2014, the All India Common Entrance Examination for admission into NIT, IIIT and other Central Institutes of Engineering & Technology:
Seats are available for students merit listed in JEE (Mains) 2014 (erstwhile AIEEE), the All India Common Entrance Examination for admission to NIT, IIIT and other Central Institutes of Engineering & Technology up to the extent of 10% of the approved seats in all the existing Self Financing Engineering & Technology Colleges of the State. Allotment of seats shall be strictly on the basis of merit and preference of students through the e-counselling process conducted by the Board.
The eligibility and other criteria as stipulated for WBJEEM – 2014 candidates for admission to degree level Engineering / Technology / Pharmacy /Architecture courses, will also be applicable for JEE (Mains) 2014 merit listed candidates. However, such candidates need not be domiciled in West Bengal.
Reservation under Minority quota (Sikh & Christian): Percentage of reserved seats will be as per discretion of the minority institutes and thereafter notified by the Government.
Reservation of seats for admission under Management Quota:
Applicable only for Self Financing Colleges of the State offering B.E. /B.Tech./ B. Pharm / B. Arch. Ccourses. Also applicable for courses running on self- financing basis under the University Institute of Technology, Burdwan University.
A Maximum of 10% of the approved seats in respect of different courses of such Institutions may be admitted under such management quota directly by the Concerned Management of those Institutions. However, Institutions may or may not opt for admission of students under such quota.
The eligibility criteria in terms of academic qualification, citizenship, age restrictions, etc. as stipulated for WBJEEM – 2014 candidates for admission to degree level Engineering/Technology, Pharmacy, Architecture courses shall also be applicable for students to be admitted under the Management Quota. However, such candidates need not be domiciled in West Bengal.