Post Graduate Diploma Courses of C-DAC < 11.6.2015





Process of Admission to Post Graduate Diploma Courses of C-DAC


Set up in 1988, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is a scientific society of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India, carrying out Research and Development (R&D) in IT, electronics and associated areas. Different thematic areas of C-DAC's research include high performance computing, grid and cloud computing, multilingual computing, professional electronics, software technologies, cyber security, health informatics, ubiquitous computing, and education & training.
As an institution for high-end R&D, C-DAC has been at the forefront of the IT revolution in the country, constantly building capacities in emerging/enabling technologies, and innovating and leveraging its expertise, calibre and skill sets to develop and deploy IT products and solutions for diverse sectors. A major spin-off of the challenging expeditions into the various realms of state-of-the-art technologies has been the emergence of a high-quality intellectual resource base at C-DAC in the form of expert teams with specialised knowledge of various facets of advanced computing.
With such a rich resource base at its command, C-DAC set up the Advanced Computing Training School (ACTS) in 1993 to meet the ever-increasing skilled manpower requirements of the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) industry as well as supplement its intellectual resource base for cutting-edge research and development. Over the years C-DAC has designed and delivered various postgraduate and undergraduate degree and diploma programmes. In addition, C-DAC imparts ICT training to state and national governments and agencies, strategic sectors, corporate and industries, foreign countries and international students, based on specific requirements.
Presently C-DAC is offering postgraduate diploma courses through its own training centres in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Noida, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram, and its network of 22 Authorised Training Centres (ATC) spread across the country. Each year, thousands of students and professionals are trained at these centres, enhancing their knowledge-base and equipping them with the latest methodologies in advanced computing so as to make their mark in the ICT industry. So far more than a quarter million students have passed out from C-DAC. Many of them are successful employees of multinational and premier Indian ICT companies today, and many of them have become booming entrepreneurs.
C-DAC is committed to nation building and is the first Indian government agency that has expanded its training horizons globally, extending its high quality training services to countries like Armenia, Belarus, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Dubai, Ghana, Grenada, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Mauritius, Myanmar, Peru, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
C-DAC has been awarded as the 'Most Popular Training Institute in India' at the Electronics For You Awards in 2013.

The list of CDAC’s Post Graduate Diploma courses, and their eligibility criteria are given in Table 1. Details of these PG Diploma courses are given in the last section of this booklet.
All PG Diploma courses are full-time 24 weeks courses. The fees for all PG Diploma courses is Rs. 80,000/- + service tax as applicable at the time of taking admissions.

  Common Eligibility Criteria for all the PG Diploma Courses of C-DAC
OR

In addition to the common eligibility criteria given above, candidates with the course-specific qualifications mentioned in Table 1 are ALSO ELIGIBLE for the particular course. Minimum percentage of marks required in the qualifying examination is also stated in Table 1. The minimum percentage of marks will be considered as per the norms of the university from where the candidate has graduated.

Table 1: C-DAC's PG Diploma courses and their eligibility criteria.
COURSE CODE
COURSE NAME
ELIGIBILITY
MIN. %
CATEGORY I (Section A in C-CAT)
PG-DGi
Post Graduate Diploma in Geoinformatics
  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  •  Post Graduate in Applied Sciences/ Geography/ Geology/ Physics/ Computational Sciences/ Mathematics or allied areas
50 %
CATEGORY II (Sections A+B in C-CAT)
PG-DAC
Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing
  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Graduate in any discipline of Engineering or equivalent, OR
  • MCA, MCM, OR
  • Post Graduate in Physics/ Computational Sciences/ Mathematics or allied areas, OR
  • Post Graduate in Management with graduation in Science/ IT/ Computer Applications
50 %
PG-DMC
Post Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing
  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Post Graduate in Mathematics or allied areas,OR
  • MCA
50 %
PG-DSSD
Post Graduate Diploma in System Software Development
  • Common eligibility criteria,OR
  • Post Graduate in Mathematics or allied areas,OR
  • MCA
55 %
PG-DITISS
Post Graduate Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security
  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Post Graduate in Mathematics or allied areas, OR
  • MCA
55 %
PG-DBDA
Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics
  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  •  Post Graduate in Mathematics/ Physics/ Statistics/ MBA Systems, OR
  • MCA
55 %
CATEGORY III (Sections A+B+C in C-CAT)
PG-DESD
Post Graduate Diploma in Embedded Systems Design
  • Common eligibility criteria
55 %
PG-DVLSI
Post Graduate Diploma in VLSI Design
  • Common eligibility criteria
55 %
PG-DASS
Post Graduate Diploma in Automation & SCADA Systems
  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • Post Graduate in Mathematics or allied areas
55 %
PG-DBIHI
Post Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics
  • Common eligibility criteria, OR
  • BE in Biomedical / Electrical / Instrumentation
55 %

There is no age restriction for admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses. Candidates who have appeared/will be appearing for the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2015 will also be considered for admission to the above courses. By qualifying in C-DAC's admission tests of June 2015, such candidates can apply for provisional admission in August 2015 batch, subject to the condition that:

(a) All parts of their qualifying degree examination shall be completed by the date of joining the course, and

(b) Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with at least the required minimum marks shall be submitted at C-DAC by 30 November 2015.


Important Note:Candidates are required to ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria of the courses for which they are applying. In case a candidate is found to be non-eligible during any stage of the admission process or course delivery, his/her admission will be cancelled with immediate effect. The penalty clauses as given in the section Cancellation & Refund will be applied to such candidates.



Over the last two decades, C-DAC has shaped the careers of around a quarter million IT professionals in software development and other specialised advanced computing domains. The Placement Cells of C-DAC organise Common Campus Placement Programmes (CCPP) for its PG Diploma students. For every batch, C-DAC's CCPPs are conducted region-wise at Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Noida and Pune. Training centres from other cities are attached to one of these regional placement programmes, so that students from all centres across India get fair chance in placements. All C-DAC training centres actively coordinate and organise campus interviews for all their PG Diploma students. About 300 companies participated in C-DAC's campus placements in 2014, wherein overall 80% placement was achieved.

C-DAC has always been the ICT recruiters’ first choice when it comes to recruiting ready-to- deploy manpower for their turnkey projects. Top ICT companies (some are listed below) have expressed faith in C-DAC's trained resources by regularly recruiting them through CCPP. C-DAC has also recruited many of the PG Diploma students for its R&D projects

Admissions to all PG Diploma courses of C-DAC are done through C-DAC's Computerised Common Admission Test (C-CAT). Candidates have to apply for C-CAT online at www.cdac.in or acts.cdac.in . Every year, C-CAT is usually conducted in June (for August admissions) and December (for February admissions). Candidates who clear the June 2015 C-CAT will only be considered for admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses of August 2015 batch on the basis of their C-CAT ranks and centre/course preferences.
5.1 C-CAT Test Papers

C-CAT has three sections (Section A, Section B, Section C) of one hour duration each. As shown in Table 2, depending on the
category of courses selected  by the candidate, he/she will have to either appear for just one test paper (Section A) or two test papers (Section A and Section B) or all the three test papers (Section A, Section B and Section C). The medium of C-CAT is English.

Important Note: A candidate can appear only for the specific section(s) in C-CAT as per the category of the courses opted by him/her at the time of filling the online application form.

Every section in C-CAT will have 50 objective-type questions. Each objective-type question will have four choices as possible answers of which only one will be correct. There will be +3 (plus three) marks for each correct answer, -1 (minus one) for each wrong answer, and 0 (zero) marks for each un-attempted question. The maximum marks a candidate can obtain in any one section of C-CAT is 150.

Table 2: Categories of PG Diploma courses and the corresponding test paper(s) in C-CAT
COURSE CATEGORY
COURSE NAME
TEST PAPER(S)

I
PG Diploma in Geoinformatics (PG-DGi)
Section A
II
PG Diploma in Advanced Computing (PG-DAC)
Section A +
Section B

Post Graduate Diploma in Mobile Computing (PG-DMC)

PG Diploma in System Software Development (PG-DSSD)

PG Diploma in IT Infrastructure, Systems & Security (PG-DITISS)

PG Diploma in Big Data Analytics (PG-DBDA)

III
PG Diploma in Embedded Systems Design (PG-DESD)
Section A +
 Section B +
 Section C

PG Diploma in VLSI Design (PG-DVLSI)

PG Diploma in Automation & SCADA Systems (PG-DASS)

PG Diploma in Biomedical Instrumentation & Health Informatics (PG-DBIHI)


5.2 C-CAT Syllabus
Table 3a: Indicative syllabus of the different sections of test papers in C-CAT.
TEST PAPER
TOPICS
DURATION
Section A
English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning
1 hour
Section B
Computer Fundamentals, C Programming, Data Structures, Data Communication & Networking, Object Oriented Programming Concepts, Operating Systems
1 hour
Section C
Computer Architecture, Digital Electronics, Microprocessors
1 hour


The list of reference books for the various topics of C-CAT is given in Table 3b. Candidates are, however, advised to read more books than the ones specified in this table.

Table 3b: Reference books for the various topics in C-CAT.
SECTION
TOPIC
REFERENCE BOOK
A
English
Any High School Grammar Book (e.g. Wren & Martin)
Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude Fully Solved (R. S. Aggrawal)
Quantitative Aptitude (M Tyara)
Barron’s New GRE 2013
B
Computer Fundamentals
Foundations of Computing (Pradeep Sinha & Priti Sinha)
Data Communication & Networking
Data Communication & Networking (Forouzan)
C Programming
C Programming Language (Kernighan & Ritchie)
Let Us C (Yashavant Kanetkar)
Data Structures
Data Structures Through C in Depth (S. K. Srivastava)
Operating Systems
Operating System Principles (Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne)
OOP Concepts
Test Your C ++ Skills (Yashavant Kanetkar)
C
Computer Architecture
Computer Organization & Architecture (William Stallings)
Digital Electronics
Digital Design (Morris Mano)
Digital Design: Principles & Practices (John Wakerly)
Modern Digital Electronics (R. P. Jain)
Microprocessors
Microprocessor Architecture, Programming & Applications with 8085 (Ramesh Gaonkar)
The Intel Microprocessor (Barry Brey)

5.3 C-CAT Schedule
C-CAT for admission to the August 2015 batch of PG Diploma courses will be held on 21st June 2015 and 28th June 2015. Candidates may choose one of these dates as per their convenience/availability while filling the online application The schedule for different test papers of C-CAT is given below.
Table 4: Schedule of June 2015 C-CAT (The slot timings may vary slightly. The final timings will be printed on the admit cards.)
C-CAT Dates
Test Paper
Morning Slot Timings
Afternoon Slot Timings
21 June 2015 ;
28 June 2015
Section A
9:30 am – 10:30 am
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Section B
10:45 am – 11:45 am
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Section C
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
5.4 C-CAT Centres

C-CAT will be conducted in computerized mode in various cities across India. The list of cities where C-CAT will be conducted in June 2015 is given in Table 5.C-CAT centres will be allocated to candidates on a first-come, first-served basis of application, depending on the centres’ seating capacity and availability.

Table 5: Cities where C-CAT will be conducted in June 2015
Ahmedabad
Allahabad (only on 28/6/2015)
Bengaluru
Bhopal
Bhubaneswar
Chennai
Dhanbad
Gwalior
Hyderabad
Indore
Jaipur
Karad
Kochi
Kolhapur
Kolkata
Lucknow (only on 28/6/2015)
Mohali
Mumbai  
Nagpur
Nashik
Navi Mumbai
New Delhi  
Noida
Patna
Pune
Silchar  
Solapur
Thiruvananthapuram
Vijayawada
 
 

The C-CAT date and city once selected in the online application form cannot be changed unless approved in writing by C-DAC, subject to availability of seats in requested city. All such signed letters of requests with valid reasons should be received at C-DAC ACTS, 3rd Floor, RMZ Westend Centre III, Westend IT Park, Aundh, Pune – 411007, before the last date of C-CAT application.

5.5 Use of Candidate's Laptops for C-CAT
Candidates will have the option to use their own laptops for the C-CAT. Such candidates have to choose the 'Own Laptop' option in the online application form.

Processor : Intel’s Pentium 4 or above
RAM : 1 GB or more (Recommended: 2 GB)
Operating System : Windows (XP, 7, 8 or 8.1) based
Browser : Any one of the browsers: IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, Mozilla20, Mozilla16, Chrome26

Important Note:
Candidates would be entirely responsible for the functioning of their laptops during C-CAT. C-DAC reserves the right to deny a candidate in appearing for C-CAT in case of non-functioning or malfunctioning of his/her laptop. No examination fee will be refunded to such a candidate.

Candidates who have opted to use their own laptops will have to report one hour before the scheduled start of C-CAT to check and confirm the readiness of their laptops. Detailed instructions about configuring the laptop for C-CAT will be provided along with the admit card.
For candidates who opt (in the online application) to use their own laptops for C-CAT, the examination fee for Category I (Section A) is Rs. 1000/-, for Category II (Sections A & B) is Rs. 1200/-, and for Category III (Sections A, B & C) is Rs. 1400/-. A computer usage charge of Rs 200 will be added to the fees if the candidate opts in the online application to use the computer of the C-CAT centre. Candidates may note that the C-CAT examination fee paid is not refundable. C-CAT examination fee structure is illustrated in Table 6.


Table 6: Category-wise C-CAT examination fee
Course Category
C-CAT Paper(s)
Examination fee for own laptop users
Examination fee for centre’s computer users
I
A
Rs. 1000/-
Rs. 1200/-
II
A+B
Rs. 1200/-
Rs. 1400/-
III
A+B+C
Rs. 1400/-
Rs. 1600/-
After filling the online C-CAT application form, the examination fee may be paid online OR in cash through the ‘Make Payment’ step on the main menu of the online application. No cheque or demand draft (DD) will be accepted towards payment of C-CAT examination fee.
Online: The examination fee can be paid using credit/debit cards and net banking through the payment gateway that will be opened upon clicking the 'Online' option of the 'Make Payment' step. Candidates are advised to follow the instructions/steps given on the payment gateway, and also print/keep the transaction details for their records.

Cash:The examination fee can also be paid in cash at any of the C-DAC centres or C-DAC’s Authorised Training Centres (ATC) listed in Tables 7a and 7b. After filling the online application, the applicant should print the form and submit it personally along with the fee (in cash) at any of the C-DAC training centres before 5 pm on 11 June 2015. In case of cash payment, candidates are advised to collect the payment receipt and city selection status before leaving the training centre.

On accepting the application fee at C-DAC, the 'Make Payment' step on the main menu of the online application will be tick-marked, and the status of payment will be updated on the 'Status Check' menu. The pdf application form obtained by clicking the 'View/Print Application Form' on the main menu will now have the transaction details of the payment made.

Important Notes:
(i)Application form and cash sent by post/courier will not be accepted at any of the C-DAC training centres.
(ii) Candidates are advised to view the seat availability for C-CAT at various cities before paying the examination fee through cash or online.
(iii)Candidates facing any issues during online payment may contact C-DAC ACTS Pune through phone (020-25503100) or email (actssupport@cdac.in).

Candidates can download their admit cards from C-DAC's website during the dates mentioned under Important Dates. No candidate will be permitted to appear for C-CAT without a valid admit card. The admit card along with a photo identity proof must be presented to the C-CAT officials/invigilators for verification at the time of the test.

The venue, date and time of C-CAT will be communicated to the candidates on the admit cards. Candidates must appear for C-CAT on the specified date and time at the venue mentioned on the admit card. Candidates who have opted to use their own laptops for CCAT must configure their laptops well in advance as per the instructions given on the admit cards. Examination fee will not be refunded to candidates who are coming late for C-CAT.



CandidCandidates will be provided ranks based on their performances in Section A, Sections A+B, Sections A+B+C of C-CAT. If a candidate appears for multiple sections, he/she will be provided multiple ranks. For example, if a candidate appears for Sections A and B by choosing Category II in the application form, he/she shall be provided two ranks: (i) based on the performance in Section A, and (ii) based on the performance in Sections A+B.

Candidates with the lowest 10% performances in Section A, Section B and Section C will not be considered for ranking in any category. Even after the removal of the lowest 10% performers as stated above, if there exist candidates in any category with zero or less than zero marks, then these candidates are also disqualified from ranking. All qualified candidates will be ranked based on their performance in Section A, qualified candidates who have selected Category II and III will be ranked based on their total performance in Sections A+B, and qualified candidates who have selected Category III in the C-CAT application form will be ranked based on their total performance in Sections A+B+C.

If two or more candidates have acquired the same marks in Section A or Sections A+B or Sections A+B+C, then the candidate having more marks in Section A will be given the higher rank. If these candidates have the same marks in Section A also, then the candidate having higher value in the ratio of ‘number of correct answers / number of attempted questions’ in the specific section required only for that category of courses will be given the higher rank. Candidates who have the same value of this ratio, and having the same total as well as Section-A marks will be given the same rank.

Admissions to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses at various training centres will be offered in the order of ranks obtained in C-CAT and based on the preferences of courses and centres given by the candidates during online counselling. Only those candidates who are in the C-CAT rank-list will be considered for admissions to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses.

Rank-lists of June 2015 C-CAT are only applicable for admission to the August 2015 batch of C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses. Candidates should note that mere appearance in C-CAT or being in any of the rank-lists neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. Qualified candidates will have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure.

Across India, C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses are offered at C-DAC centres and also through the Authorized Training Centres (ATC) affiliated to C-DAC. The address and contact details of these training centres can be found at http://cdac.in/index.aspx?id=cdaccenters. Candidates are advised to visit the training centres of their preference and see the facilities offered before opting for courses at these centres. Tables 7a and 7b show the courses offered and the seat capacity at the various training centres of C-DAC in the August 2015 batch.
Table 7a: PG Diploma seat capacity at C-DAC centres.
Sr. No.
City
PG-DAC
PG- DMC
PG-DESD
PG-DSSD
PG-DITISS
PG-DVLSI
PG-DASS
PG-DGi
PG-DBDA
PG-DBIHI
1
Bengaluru  (Knowledge Park)
100
60
100
50


50 



2
Bengaluru  (Electronics City)
120



60





3
Chennai
40

50
30






4
Hyderabad
90

90
70
50 





5
Kolkata
40
40







6
Mohali
30

30





20 
7
Mumbai (Juhu)
60 








8
Mumbai (Kharghar)
120









9
Noida
160
40
60

30
40
20 
30

10
Pune
240
60
120

40
40


30

11
Thiruvananthapuram
40

40







Table 7b: PG Diploma seat capacity at C-DAC’s Authorised Training Centres (ATC).
Sr. No.
City
Centre Name
PG-DAC
PG-DMC
PG-DVLSI
PG-DESD
1
Bhubaneswar
Lakshya
40



2
Chennai
Blueprint IT
40



3
Coimbatore
Blueprint IT
 40

4
Indore
Orlando Academy
40



5
Jaipur
Netcom
40



6
Karad
Sunbeam
120

7
Kolhapur
Global Infotech Learning
40


8
Mumbai
AIT (YCP), Nariman Point
90

9
Mumbai
MET – IIT, Bandra
120



10
Mumbai
TICA, Kandivali
40

 30
 40
11
Mumbai
VITA, Juhu
120



12
Nagpur
Soft Polynomials
40
 30
40
13
Nashik
MET – IIT
40

14
New Delhi
Bytes Softech
40

15
Patna
Astric Centre of Excellence
40

16
Patna
Career Foresight
40

17
Pune
IACSD, Akurdi
220

18
Pune
Infoway, Kothrud
90

19
Pune
Institute of Emerging
Technology, Kothrud
100

20
Pune
Know-IT, Deccan
100

21
Pune
Sunbeam, Gultekdi
220
120

40
22
Solapur
Ashwath Infotech
40

Hostel (with limited number of rooms) and canteen facilities are available for students at some of the C-DAC training centres as shown in Table 8. Hostel allotments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. However, outstation students will be given preference when the allotment is done. If any vacancy is there after allocating rooms to the outstation students, local students' hostel applications may also be considered. Some of the centres, which are not offering hostel facilities, may provide assistance to find out suitable boarding and lodging to their students.

Candidates interested to avail hostel accommodation should send their requests to the Administrative Officers at the respective training centres, after the admission lists are published. Hostel/canteen fees, room availability and other related information may be obtained by communicating to the respective centre’s contact person whose name is mentioned at http://cdac.in/index.aspx?id=cdaccenters
Table 8: Hostel/canteen facility at C-DAC Training Centres.
Training Centre
Hostel
Canteen
C-DAC, Bengaluru (Knowledge Park)

Y
C-DAC, Bengaluru (Electronics City)
Y
Y
C-DAC, Kolkata

Y
C-DAC, Mohali
Y
Y
C-DAC, Mumbai (Kharghar)
Y
Y
C-DAC, Noida
Y
Y
C-DAC, Pune

Y
C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram

Y
Sunbeam, Karad
Y
Y
MET-IIT, Mumbai (Bandra)

Y
TICA, Mumbai (Kandivali)
Y
Y
VITA, Mumbai (Juhu)

Y
YCP-AIT, Mumbai (Nariman Point)

Y
MET-IIT, Nashik
Y
Y
IACSD, Pune (Akurdi)
Y
Y
Infoway, Pune (Kothrud)

Y
Course Fee :
The fee of all the PG Diploma courses offered by C-DAC is Rs. 80,000/- + service tax as applicable in August 2015. The course fee includes expenses towards computer lab usage, examinations, final mark-list/certificate, and placement assistance provided at the local training centre. The fee for all the PG Diploma courses is to be paid in two installments. Candidates may take note that no Demand Draft (DD) or cheque or cash will be accepted at any C-DAC training centre towards payment of any installment of course fee.

Important Note: Service tax as applicable in August 2015 will be calculated on Rs 80,000/-. Service tax in April 2015 is 12.36%. However, this may vary in August 2015.

Scholarship Scheme :
C-DAC Kolkata, C-DAC Mohali and C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram offer certain Scholarship Schemes for the courses offered at these centres. Candidates are advised to contact these centres (Kolkata : 033-23573950, info-kolkata@cdac.in Mohali : 0172-2237052-55, enquiry-mohali@cdac.in; Thiruvananthapuram : 0471-2781500, stdc@cdac.in) for further details on these scholarship schemes.

First Installment of Course Fee :
(i) The first installment of Rs 10,000/- is to be paid as per the schedule given under
Important Dates (Table 9). It can be paid either online or using Challan.

Online: The first installment can be paid using credit/debit cards and net banking through the payment gateway that will be opened upon clicking the 'Online' button on the C-DAC website upon candidate's logging in. Candidates are advised to follow the guidelines given on the payment gateway, and also to print/keep the transaction details for their record.

Challan : The steps to be followed to pay the first installment through Challan are given below:

(a)Click on the "Challan for 1st Installment" button that will be seen after logging in on the C-DAC website using candidate’s Form No.

(b)Print the Challan form that will be opened.

(c)After filling up the Challan in triplicate, the candidate(c)After filling up the Challan in triplicate, the candidate has to personally submit it along with Rs 10,025 at any Axis Bank branch. (Rs 25 is the bank service charge for using the Challan facility.)

(d)Out of the Challan triplicate, the bank officer will return the C-DAC and student copies to the candidate. The (candidate has to submit the C-DAC copy of the Challan at the admitted centre while joining the course).

(e)After the Challan payment, enter the Challan transaction number, bank branch and transaction date in the text boxes that will be appearing on candidate’s logging in on the C-DAC website.

On receiving Rs. 10,000/- (online/challan) at C-DAC, payment received message will be displayed when the candidate logs in on the C-DAC website. Receipt of the first installment payment will be e-mailed to the candidate's registered email id. Candidates are advised to contact C-DAC ACTS Pune (020-25503100) or C-DAC Mumbai (022-27565303) regarding any issues they face during the payment of first installment of course fee.
Second Installment of Course Fee :
The second (final) installment of course fee (Rs. 70,000/- + service tax on Rs. 80,000/- as applicable in August 2015) is to be paid before 18 August 2015. It can be paid only through NEFT from any bank to C-DAC's account. Candidates are advised to follow the steps given below for NEFT payment.

(a)Click on "NEFT for 2nd Installment" button that will be seen after logging in on the C-DAC website using candidates form no.

(b) Print the NEFT form that will be opened. Bank details of the candidate's admitted centre will be given on this form.

(c) If the candidate has personal net banking facility, he/she can make online transfer of the fees using the details given on the NEFT form

(d) If the candidate does not have personal net banking facility, submit the NEFT form at any bank having NEFT facility along with the fees amount.

(e) Keep a record of the NEFT form with the transaction number written on it. (Candidate has to submit it at the admitted centre while joining the course.)

(f) After the NEFT payment, enter the NEFT transaction number, bank name and branch, and transaction date in the text boxes that will be appearing on candidate’s logging in on the C-DAC website.
On receiving the second installment at C-DAC, payment received message will be displayed when the candidate logs in on the C-DAC website. Receipt of the second installment payment will be e-mailed to the candidate's registered email id. Candidates are advised to contact C-DAC Mumbai (022-27565303/26703251) regarding any issues they face during the payment of second installment of course fee.
Candidates must read and understand the rules pertaining to payment and refund of fees, before seeking admission to any course. No disputes regarding refunds will be entertained once the fees are paid.

If a course at a particular training centre is cancelled by C-DAC due to lack of the minimum required number of students, the course fee paid will be refunded to the candidates. However, these candidates may be offered admission to (i) the same course at another training centre preferred by them where seats are available as per their ranks; or (ii) another course preferred by them at the same centre or another centre of their choice, where seats are available as per their ranks. In such cases, the candidates have the option to choose the alternate centre/course before withdrawing the course fee paid.

During verification of the certificates at the time of registration, if any candidate is found to be non-eligible for the admitted course, the first installment fee of Rs 10,000/- will not be refunded. Provisionally admitted students who are unable to produce the proof of qualification for the admitted course by 30 November 2015 will not be eligible for any refund of fees paid.

Candidates desiring to withdraw their admission during any stage of the admission process (i.e. before the date of commencement of the course) may do so by online filling the withdrawal form that can be accessed using their login on the C-DAC website. After submitting the form online, candidates should print the withdrawal form, sign it and send it to the below-given address. Alternatively, candidates may scan the filled-in form, and email it to actssupport@cdac.in

C-DAC ACTS
3rd Floor, RMZ Westend Centre III
Westend IT Park, Aundh, Pune - 411007

Candidates should write ‘ Request for withdrawal from PG Diploma admission’ on top of the envelope in which the form is sent. No e-mail requests for withdrawal without the signed forms will be entertained. Online withdrawal entries without sending the signed withdrawal forms will not be considered for refund.

Students desiring to withdraw their admission after the commencement of the course may do so by submitting the prescribed withdrawal forms (that are available at the training centre) at the admitted centre. No e-mail requests for withdrawal will be entertained.

Cancellation of admission by a candidate/student will attract the following penalties:

Important Note:In case a candidate is found to be non-eligible during any stage of the admission process or course delivery, his/her admission will stand cancelled with immediate effect and he/she will be subjected to the penalty clauses stated hereunder.


Table 9: Important dates related to admission to C-DAC’s PG Diploma courses of August 2015 batch through the C-CAT of June 2015.
No.
Event
Dates
A
Beginning of Online Registration and Application for C-CAT
1 May 2015
B
Closing of Online Registration & Application, and Payment of Application Fee for C-CAT
11 June 2015
C
Downloading of C-CAT Admit Cards
18-25 June 2015
D
C-DAC's Common Admission Test (C-CAT)
21 June 2015
28 June 2015
E
Announcement of C-CAT Ranks
7 July 2015
F
Online Selection of Course and Centre (1st Counselling)
7-14 July 2015
G
Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation
16 July 2015
H
Last Date of Payment of Rs 10,000/- for candidates allocated seats through the first round
23 July 2015
I
Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation
28 July 2015
J
Online Selection of Course and Centre (2nd Counselling)
28 July - 3 August, 2015
K
Last Date of Payment of Rs 10,000/- for candidates allocated seats through the second round
3 August 2015
L
Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation
(based on 2nd Counselling)
7 August 2015
M
Last Date of Payment of Rs 10,000/- for candidates allocated seats through the third round
12 August 2015
n
Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fees
18 August 2015
o
Registration of Students at Training Centres
18 August 2015
p
Commencement of PG Diploma Courses
19 August 2015

(a)
Beginning of Online Registration and Application for C-CAT
1 May 2015
The process of admission to C-DAC's PG Diploma courses begins with registration of prosp-ective candidates on the C-DAC website, www.cdac.in or acts.cdac.in . Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully while filling the online registration and application forms. Upon registering, candidates will get their Form Number that can be used to log in and fill the C-CAT application form online. The form number must be remembered by the candidate as it will be the reference number and login ID of the candidate during the whole admission process.

Once candidates have completed registration, the next step is to log in and fill the C-CAT application form. After entering the personal data and qualifying degree details, candidates have to select the category (I or II or III) of PG Diploma courses which they wish to apply. Candidates selecting category III can apply for all PG Diploma courses of C-DAC, provided they are eligible for these courses. Category II candidates can apply for the courses under category I and II, where as category I candidates can apply for PG-DGi only. Once the application form is submitted online, candidates will not have option to change the category of courses selected in the application form.

Candidates who wish to use their own laptops for C-CAT should choose the option of using 'Own Laptop' in the online application form. The instructions for such candidates are given in the section Use of Candidate's Laptop for C-CAT. Candidates who wish to use the computers of the C-CAT centre should choose the option of using 'C-CAT Centre PC' in the online form. For such candidates, a computer usage charge of Rs 200 will be added to their examination fee.

Candidates may view the seat availability for C-CAT at various cities before submitting the application form. They are advised to print their filled-in application form that can be obtained by clicking the 'View/Print Application Form' on the main menu and keep it for their records. After filling the application form, candidates have to upload their passport size photograph. The next step is payment of C-CAT examination fee that may be paid online or in cash. The details of payment are given in the section C-CAT Examination Fee.

Once the examination fee is paid, candidates have to choose the city and date for appearing C-CAT (either 21 June 2015 or 28 June 2015). The cities where C-CAT will be conducted in June 2015 are listed in Table 5. Candidates can view the seat availability for C-CAT at various cities by clicking 'Select Exam City & Date' on the main menu of the application form. Depending on the seat availability, candidates can choose one date and one city for appearing for C-CAT.

Important Notes: : Once the C-CAT examination fee is paid, candidates must select the C-CAT date and city to complete the application process.

C-CAT centres will be sequentially allocated to candidates (on first-come, first-served basis) as per their online applications. Once the capacity of a particular C-CAT city is full on any C-CAT date, that city will no longer be shown in the drop-down list of that date on the online application form. C-DAC reserves the right to cancel a C-CAT centre, in which case an alternate centre will be offered to the candidates.
The steps successfully completed in the application process are shown with a tick-mark on the main menu of the online application. Candidates facing any issues during online registration and application may contact C-DAC ACTS Pune through phone (020-25503100) or e-mail (actssupport@cdac.in).
(b)
Closing of Online Registration & Application, and Payment of Application Fees for C-CAT

11 June 2015
The online registration and application of candidates for C-CAT will close on 11 June 2015. The payment of examination fee through cash as well as online mode will also be closed on this date. If the examination fee is paid in cash, it should strictly be submitted at any of the C-DAC training centres (listed in Tables 7a and 7b) before 5 pm on 11 June 2015. Delays due to any reason are not acceptable.
(c)
Downloading of C-CAT Admit Cards
18-25 June 2015
Candidates can download their C-CAT admit cards during this period by logging in on the C-DAC website. After downloading the admit cards, candidates should examine all the entries therein and also carefully read and follow the instructions on the cards. In case of any discrepancy in the details provided, or if candidates are unable to download the online admit card, then they should contact C-DAC ACTS Pune immediately through phone (020-25503100) or e-mail (actssupport@cdac.in), giving their name and application form number. No candidate will be permitted to appear for C-CAT without a valid admit card. Candidates will not be able to download their admit cards, if they have not made the payment of C-CAT examination fee before the last date of payment, or if they have not selected the C-CAT city and date while applying for C-CAT.
(d)
C-DAC's Common Admission Test (C-CAT)
21 June 2015
28 June 2015
The computer-based C-CAT for admission to the August 2015 batch of PG Diploma courses will be conducted on two dates, viz., 21 June 2015 and 28 June 2015, in various cities across India. The details of C-CAT are given in the section C-DAC's Common Admission Test. Candidates must appear for C-CAT on the specified date and time at the venue mentioned on their admit card. Latecomers will be neither given any extra time nor refund of examination fee.

Important Note::Candidates who have opted Category I in their application form can appear for only section A of C-CAT. Category II candidates can appear for Sections A and B, whereas Category III candidates can appear for all the Sections (A, B and C) of C-CAT.

Candidates who have opted to use their own laptops for C-CAT will have to bring their fully charged and configured laptop (as per the instructions given on the Admit Cards) to the C-CAT venue at least one hour before the start of the exam. The C-CAT centre will provide computers for only those candidates who have opted to use 'C-CAT Centre PC' in their application form.

Before attempting the computer-based questions during C-CAT, candidates are advised to carefully read and follow the instructions given along with the admit card and question paper. Use of logarithmic tables/calculators/mobile phones/electronic gadgets is not permitted in the examination hall. Use of unfair means by a candidate, whether detected at the time of the test, evaluation or at any other stage, will lead to cancellation of his/her candidature. Candidates must ensure that they do not use any study/reference material / text books / external communications, etc. during C-CAT, which shall be treated as “use of unfair means”.

Important Note::Candidates are advised to read the C-CAT User Manual and become familiar with the computer-based C-CAT through the practice sessions that will be available on the C-DAC website a few days before the C-CAT dates.


(e)
Announcement of C-CAT Results
7 July 2015
C-CAT results will be published at 6 pm on the C-DAC website on 7 July 2015, which can be checked using candidate’s login. Candidates will be provided ranks based on their performances in Section A, Sections A+B and Sections A+B+C. If a candidate has appeared for multiple sections in C-CAT, he/she may be provided multiple ranks as explained in the section C-CAT Ranking.

In order to be considered for admission to a desired course, a candidate’s name must appear in the rank-list of the category corresponding to that particular course.
(f)
Online Selection of Course and Centre (1st Counselling)
7-14 July 2015
During these dates, candidates are required to give (online) their order of preferences of courses and training centres by logging in on the C-DAC website using their form number and password. Depending on their ranks, candidates will be allocated seats strictly based on their order of preferences of courses and centres. Candidates facing any issues during online selection of course/centre may contact C-DAC Mumbai through phone (022-26703251/27565303) or e-mail (course-enquiry@cdac.in).

Important Note:
(i) Candidates will be permitted to give preferences for only those courses belonging to the category they had selected in the C-CAT application form.

(ii) ) Candidates are advised to verify the eligibility of each course before opting for it during choice filling. It will entirely be the responsibility of candidates to prove that they satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements of the courses for which they are seeking admission.

The list of courses offered and the maximum number of seats available at all training centres of C-DAC are given in Tables 7(a) and 7(b) of this booklet. A candidate may give as many course-training centre preferences as desired, and the rank-wise seat allocation will be done based on these preferences and the availability of seats. Under any circumstance, a candidate will not be allocated another course/centre, which was not given as a preference during this stage.

While choosing the preferred courses and centres in the Choice Filling software, candidates have the option to save and lock their preferences. Candidates after choosing their preferred courses and centres, should save their preferences. The unsaved preference list will be shown in red colour and will be lost upon logging out without saving. The saved preference list (shown in green color) can be modified (if required) by the candidate 14 July 2015. Once the candidate is sure about the preferences, he/she should lock them so that the choices will not be modified by mistake. The locked preferences are shown with a white background. The saved preferences will be locked automatically after 14 July 2015 if the candidate has not locked them before. These course-centre preferences will be considered in the seat allocation process in their order of preference. Candidates will have the option to print the list of course-centre preferences locked by them.

Candidates can add or delete preferences and also change their order of preferences before locking them. Once locked, the preferences cannot be edited later. The course-centre preferences once given by the candidate will be considered as final and he/she cannot opt for a lower preferred choice if he/she is allocated a higher preference in any round of seat allocation. Seat allocations will happen strictly as per the order of preferences given by the candidates and their C-CAT ranks.

Important Note:
(i) If a candidate has not given preference for a particular course or a centre during this stage, he/she will not be considered for this particular course/centre in any further admission process.

(ii) Once the preferences are locked, there is no provision for a candidate to edit/add/delete any preferences, even for the second round of seat allocations.

(g)
Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation
16 July 2015
The course and centre allocated to the candidates are published online on this date. Admissions to various courses at different training centres are offered in the order of C-CAT ranks and preferences of courses and training centres given by the candidate and the number of seats available for the courses at the particular centres. If some candidates' ranks are not good enough to get them their top preferences, they may be offered their lower preferred courses/centres depending on their ranks. Such candidates may be allocated their higher-preferred course/centre in the second round of seat allocation, depending on their ranks.

Candidates will get to know the course/centre allocated to them by logging in on the C-DAC website. All the candidates who have got their seats allocated will also receive an e-mail notification. Once a candidate is allocated a centre, no manual request for transfer to another centre will be permitted at any stage. Seat allocation will happen only as per the order of preferences already given by the candidates.
 (h)
Last date of payment of Rs 10,000/- for candidates allocated seats through the first round
23 July 2015
Once a seat is offered to a candidate, he/she must pay the first installment fees of Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only) as a token amount to confirm the admission. The mode of payment of fees is explained in the section Payment of Course Fees. Payment of Rs 10,000/- through online/challan should be strictly done before 23 July 2015. The delays due to any reason are not acceptable.

Candidates who have been offered seats through the first round of seat allocation, but have not paid the token amount by 23 July 2015 will not be considered for the second round of seat allocation. It will be assumed that these candidates do not want to take admission and their names will be removed from the second round of seat allocation processing. Therefore, in order to be considered for the second round of seat allocation, candidates are advised to pay the token amount and confirm their admission, even if the course/ centre allocated in the first round of allocation is not their top preference. It may happen that the candidate may be allocated a higher-preferred course/centre in the second round of seat allocation.

Important Note:The token amount of Rs 10,000/- once paid will not be refunded in case the candidate is found to be non-eligible for the course during verification of certificates at the time of registration

 (i)
Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation
28 July 2015
Candidates who have already filled their choices of centres/courses but are not offered seats in the first round of seat allocation will be considered for the second round of seat allocation. In addition, candidates who have been already allocated seats in the first round of seat allocation, but did not get their top preferences, will also be considered in this round of seat allocation for their higher-preferred courses. The second round of seat allocation will be based on the preferences already given by the candidates during the first counselling (before the first round of allocation).

Upon logging in on the C-DAC website, candidates will get to know the course/centre allocated to them in the second round. All the candidates who have got their seats allocated in this round will also receive an e-mail notification.
(j)
Last date of payment of Rs 10,000/- for candidates allocated seats first-time through the second round
3 August 2015
Candidates who are allocated seats for the first time through the second round are required to pay the non-refundable first installment fees of Rs 10,000/- as a token amount to confirm their admission. The mode of payment of fees is explained in the section Payment of Course Fees. Payment of Rs 10,000/- through online/challan should be strictly done before 3 August 2015. The delays due to any reason are not acceptable. Candidates who have already paid Rs 10,000/- after the first round of seat allocation are not required to pay this amount again.

Important Note:Candidates who have been allocated seats in any round of seat allocation, but have failed to confirm their admission (by paying the token amount of Rs 10,000/-) will have their seat allocations cancelled.

(k)
Online selection of Course and Centre (2nd Counselling)
28 July – 3 August 2015
The second counselling (choice filling) will be done online by the candidates during 28 July - 3 August, 2015 for the vacant seats available at C-DAC’s training centres as on 27 July 2015. The eligible candidates (as given below) can give their order of preferences of the vacant courses and training centres by logging in on the C-DAC website http://ccat.cdacmumbai.in/using their form number and password. The details of the counselling process are given in section 15(f) of this Admission Booklet..

Candidates who have ranks obtained through the C-CAT conducted in June 2015 can participate in the second counselling, provided they belong to one of the following:
In the new choice filling too, candidates can give preferences only for those courses belonging to the category they have selected in their original application form. Seat allocations will be done based on their rank and course-centre preferences for the vacant seats only. The list of training centres with confirmed vacancy for PG-Diploma courses after the second round of seat allocation will be communicated to the eligible candidates on 28 July 2015.

It may happen that some candidates who are allocated seats in the second round of allocation based on the first choice filling may not take admission (may not pay the first installment of Rs. 10,000/- by 3 August 2015) and these unfilled seats will also be available for admission through the second choice filling (counselling). The list of centres where vacancy may thus probably arise will also be communicated to the eligible candidates on 28 July 2015. The eligible candidates can log in and give their order of preferences of these probably vacant centres/courses also during 28 July - 3August, 2015. If all candidates of these probably vacant centres/courses take admission by 3 August 2015, then there will be no vacancy in them.

Important Note: Candidates may note that, in anticipation of getting a higher preferred course through the second counselling, withdrawing a seat allocated through the first counselling may be a risky affair.

Candidates facing any issues during online selection of course/centre may contact C-DAC Mumbai through phone (022-26703251/27565303) or e-mail (course-enquiry@cdac.in).
(l)
Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation
7 August 2015
The course and centre allocated to the candidates who participated in the 2nd counselling are published online on this date. Candidates are allocated the vacant seats based on their ranks and fresh preferences given in the 2nd counselling. They will get to know the course/centre allocated to them by logging in on the C-DAC website. All the allocated candidates will also receive an e-mail notification.
(m)
Last Date of Payment of Rs. 10,000/- for candidates allocated seats through the third round
12 August 2015
Candidates who are allocated seats through the third round are required to pay the non-refundable first installment fees of Rs. 10,000/- as a token amount to confirm their admission. The mode of payment of fees is explained in the section Payment of Course Fees. Payment of Rs 10,000/- through online/challan should be strictly done before 12 August 2015.The delays due to any reason are not acceptable.
(n)
Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fees
18 August 2015
Candidates who have confirmed their admission by paying Rs. 10,000/- are required to pay the balance course fees on or before this last date. The amount can only be paid through NEFT. The various steps for payment of second installment fee are explained in the section Payment of Course Fees.
 (o)
Registration of Students at the Allocated Training Centres
18 August 2015
Upon payment of full fees and proving the course eligibility, the selected candidates will be enrolled as C-DAC students at the respective training centres.

At the time of registration, candidates need to show their photo identity cards for identification, submit three passport-size colour photographs and photocopies of qualifying degree certificate or provisional/passing certificate from the university. The original certificates should be presented for verification at the time of registration. Candidates need to fill up and submit course registration forms at the time of registration at the admitting training centre.

Candidates who do not have their qualifying degree certificate (including candidates who have appeared for the qualifying examination and awaiting results) will be given provisional admission on submitting (at the admitting centre) the proof that they have already taken all the examinations of their qualifying degree at the time of registration. These students will have to submit (at the admitted centre) the proof of having passed the qualifying degree with the required minimum marks by 30 November 2015 to confirm their admission.

Important Note:Candidates who are provisionally admitted as C-DAC students but are unable to produce the proof of qualification by 30 November 2015 will have their admissions cancelled. They will not be eligible for any refund.

(p)
Commencement of PG Diploma Courses
19 August 2015
Classes for the August 2015 batch of all the PG Diploma courses at all training centres of C-DAC will begin on 19 August 2015. Candidates/students wishing to withdraw their admission during any stage of the admission process or course delivery must follow the guidelines mentioned in the section Cancellation & Refund. Penalties levied on such candidates/students are also explained in this section

Requests of students to relocate to another centre after taking admissions at one centre, will not be entertained except in certain exceptional cases like serious medical reasons. Such request letters along with valid certificates/proofs are to be addressed to the head of the allocated/ admitted training centre. Depending on the seriousness of the applications, C-DAC shall take an appropriate decision on the transfer request.

Important Note:
(i) C-DAC reserves the right to cancel a course at any centre, if conducti(i)  C-DAC reserves the right to cancel a course at any centre, if conducting the course is not viable due to lack of the required minimum number of students. If a course is cancelled, the fees paid will be refunded to the candidates or alternate admission will be offered as per their ranks.
(ii) C-DAC has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of any candidate who is found to have been admitted to a course to which he/she is not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in force.

In all matters concerning admissions, the decision of C-DAC shall be final and binding on all the candidates. With regard to the interpretation of the provisions of any matter not covered in this Admission Booklet, the decision of C-DAC shall be final and binding on all the parties concerned.
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