GATE COAP
GATE COAP

The GATE Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) has revolutionized the admission process for engineering aspirants in India. It serves as a centralized platform that streamlines the selection and seat allocation process for candidates seeking admission to postgraduate programs in the field of engineering and technology.

GATE COAP

GATE COAP coordinating Instituteis IIT Kharagpur. IIT Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has opened the GATE COAP 2023 registration for candidate. Candidates can check the important dates and information related to GATE COAP 2023 from this article below. Through COAP, seats of the M.Tech program are filled. Candidates are offered seats on the basis of their score in GATE 2023, 2022 or 2021. COAP is a common platform for the registered candidates to check which IIT has offered a seat in a course, to the respective candidate.

GATE COAP, short for GATE Common Offer Acceptance Portal, is an online platform introduced by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) to streamline the admission process for postgraduate programs. It acts as a common gateway for candidates who have qualified the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and are seeking admission to various participating institutes.

GATE COAP Important Dates

IIT Kharagpur decides and announces the date of GATE COAP 2023. Note the following dates. However, also check coap.iitkgp.ac.in regularly for any changes in schedule.

GATE COAPDates
COAP 2023 Registration starts fromStarted
Main Round: The time window for viewing of offers and making a decision by a candidate
Round 0121 May 2023, 6 PM to 22 May 2023 till 6 PM
Round 0227 – 29 May 2023 at 9:00 am.
Round 0303 – 05 Jun 2023
Round 0410 -12 Jun 2023 by 9 AM
Round 0517 – 19 Jun 2023
Online additional rounds: Time window for viewing of offers and making a decision by a candidate
Round – 0624 – 25 Jun 2023
Round – 0728 – 30 Jun 2023, by 9 AM
Round – 0803 – 05 Jul 2023
Round – 0908 – 10 Jul 2023 by 9 AM
Round – 1014 – 15 Jul 2023 by 9 AM
GATE COAP Important Dates

GATE COAP Overview

Highlights of the GATE COAP are as follows. 

AspectsDetails
Event nameGATE COAP
Courses offeredM.Tech.
Coordinating InstituteIIT Kharagpur
EligibilityGATE scores (Qualified in GATE 2023/2022/2021)
Official websitecoap.iitkgp.ac.in
GATE COAP Overview

GATE COAP Eligibility Criteria

In order to register for GATE COAP, candidates need to satisfy the eligibility criteria as provided below:

  1. Candidates must be Indian Nationals.
  2. Candidates should have valid GATE scores (Qualified in GATE 2023/2022/2021).

Why was GATE COAP introduced?

The traditional admission process for postgraduate programs in India was often time-consuming, cumbersome, and inefficient. Candidates had to individually apply to multiple institutes, track multiple admission offers, and manually accept or reject them. GATE COAP was introduced to address these challenges and simplify the admission procedure.

Who will conduct the GATE COAP?

IIT Kharagpur is the coordinating institute for COAP, and the participating institutes (24 of them) are listed in table below:


IISc Bangalore
IIT Bhilai
IIT BhubaneshwarxIIT BHU
IIT BombayIIT Delhi
IIT DharwadIIT Goa
IIT GuwahatiIIT Hyderabad
IIT IndoreIIT (ISM) Dhanbad
IIT JammuIIT Jodhpur
IIT KanpurIIT Kharagpur
IIT MadrasIIT Mandi
IIT PalakkadIIT Patna
IIT RoorkeeIIT Ropar
IIT TirupatiIIT Tirupati
Who will conduct the GATE COAP

How does GATE COAP work?

GATE COAP works as a centralized portal that facilitates the seat allocation process for candidates who have qualified the GATE exam. Participating institutes upload their admission offers on the portal, and candidates can view and choose from the available options. The process ensures transparency and helps candidates make informed decisions about their admissions.

Benefits of GATE COAP

  • Streamlined Process: GATE COAP eliminates the need for candidates to individually apply to multiple institutes, reducing paperwork and saving time.
  • Efficient Seat Allocation: The portal ensures a fair and efficient seat allocation process based on the preferences and scores of candidates.
  • Transparency: Candidates can view the admission offers from various institutes in one place, enabling them to make well-informed decisions.
  • Simplification: GATE COAP simplifies the admission journey by providing a user-friendly interface and clear guidelines for the selection process.

Key features of GATE COAP

  • Centralized Platform: GATE COAP serves as a single platform for candidates to access admission offers from participating institutes.
  • Real-time Updates: The portal provides real-time updates on admission offers, ensuring that candidates have the latest information.
  • Choice Filling: Candidates can choose their preferred programs and institutes based on the available options.
  • Acceptance and Rejection: GATE COAP allows candidates to accept or reject admission offers, giving them control over their choices.
  • Round-wise Process: The seat allocation process occurs in multiple rounds, giving candidates multiple opportunities to secure admission.
  • COAP refers to Common Offer Acceptance Portal, on which all Participating Institutes / PSU’s will upload their offers in a common time window as specified.
  • The registered candidates can access the admission / job offers by registering at COAP from all the participating institutes / PSU’s where they have applied for M.Tech admissions / jobs.
  • For admission into M.Tech program in any of the participating institutes or applying for a job in any participating PSU, every candidate should also apply to the corresponding Institute/ PSU
  • To understand the mechanism of looking at all the available offers and making a specific choice out of the offers, the candidates are advised to read the guidelines and then register at COAP 2023.
  • COAP is not an Application Portal for M.Tech admission in any participating institute. Candidates should apply separately to the respective Institute(s) for M.Tech admission / PSU for the job.
  • Each participating Institute / PSU will follow the selection procedure as per the norms and guidelines of the respective Institute.
  • To access and take a decision on the most preferred choice out of the offers (if any) made by participating Institute(s), each candidate should register at COAP.
  • COAP registration is completely free. Note that providing COAP registration number has been made mandatory by the participating institutes in their M.Tech application portals.

Step-by-step guide to using GATE COAP

Here is a step-by-step guide to using GATE COAP:

  1. Registration: Candidates need to register on the GATE COAP portal using their GATE enrollment ID and other required details.
  2. Accessing Admission Offers: Once registered, candidates can access the admission offers uploaded by participating institutes.
  3. Choice Filling: Candidates can fill in their preferred choices of programs and institutes based on their eligibility and interests.
  4. Round-wise Seat Allocation: The portal conducts seat allocation rounds based on the preferences of candidates and availability of seats.
  5. Acceptance and Confirmation: Candidates can accept or reject the admission offers received through the portal.
  6. Reporting to Allotted Institute: After accepting an offer, candidates need to report to the allotted institute within the specified time frame to complete the admission process.

GATE COAP 2023 Registration

In order to register, the candidate need to visit the official website of coap.iitkgp.ac.in. Check out the important key points for GATE COAP 2023 registration is as follow:

  • Candidates can register for COAP online only.
  • Only those candidates who will register can check the offers made by the participating institutes. The following are the details that have to be entered by the candidate in the application form.
    • Candidate’s name
    • GATE Registration number
    • Date of birth
    • Email ID
    • Mobile Number
  • Registration will only be successful, when a candidate completes the log-in procedure with the help of the input received via Email / SMS.
  • Candidates are advised to enter all the valid and qualified GATE registration number assigned to them in the years 2023, 2022 and 2021 while Registration or in the Applicant Details section.
  • Candidates need to click on the Register Now button to complete the registration process. The application process to COAP 2023 is complete only after clicking the Final Submit button during the first-time login to the candidate’s login account.

GATE COAP Admission Offers

The purpose of COAP is to fill all the M.Tech. seats in the participating institutes and also to provide a common platform for all the participating PSU’s to upload their Job offers to the GATE Qualified candidates. The objective is to enable fair chances to all participating institutes as well as M.Tech. admission seekers/ PSU Job seekers. The offers will be displayed on the COAP portal only. The candidates get the following options in each round of the admission offer:

To realize the above goal, the following guidelines have been proposed;

Participating Institutes/PSU’s upload their offers (seats/ jobs) during some predetermined dates (See Important dates, Table 1&2) and the registered candidates can choose any one of the available offers, during each round of offers. A candidate can select a maximum of one offer out of all available offers in each round. Candidates will have the following three options in each main round.

Option 1: Accept and Freeze

  1. This option should be selected if a candidate is willing to accept one of the available offers and does not like to be considered for upgrading to higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of admission.
  2. Candidates selecting this option WILL NOT be considered in the subsequent round(s) of admission in any of the participating academic Institutes and PSUs. After clicking the ‘Accept and Freeze’ option, the candidate should click the submit button to confirm the submission of his/her decision.
  3. Subsequently, the candidate should visit the respective Academic Institute’s Admission Portal or PSU’s Job Portal and follow the procedure as per the instructions on the respective website

Option 2: Retain and Wait

  1. This option should be selected if a candidate indicates his/her partial acceptance to any one of the available offers and also would like to be considered for upgrading to the candidate’s higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of offers.
  2. Candidates selecting this option WILL NOT be considered for the other rejected offers in the current round. However, if any higher preferred offer is made in the next round, then the existing ‘Retain and Wait’ offer will be released. However, a candidate can choose “Retain and Wait” on the same offer (same institute and same program) only twice.
  3. Nevertheless, the candidate will be considered for other higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of admission offered in the participating academic Institutes and PSUs. After clicking the ‘Retain and Wait’ option, the candidate should click submit to confirm the submission of the decision.

Option 3: Reject All and Wait

  1. This option should be selected if the candidate is not willing to accept any of the offer(s) of admission / job in the current round.
  2. Nevertheless, the candidate will be considered for other higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s) of admission offered in any participating academic Institutes and PSUs. Please note, the same offer will not appear in the subsequent rounds as you have rejected this offer. After clicking the ‘Reject All and Wait’ option, the candidate should click submit to confirm the submission of the decision.

GATE COAP has significantly simplified the admission process for engineering aspirants in India. By providing a centralized platform for seat allocation, GATE COAP reduces the complexities and streamlines the journey for candidates. Its features, such as real-time updates, choice filling, and round-wise seat allocation, ensure fairness and transparency. With GATE COAP, engineering aspirants can make informed decisions and secure admission to their desired postgraduate programs.

Official Website

The Official website of GATE COAP 2023 is coap.iitkgp.ac.in

FAQs

Who can participate in GATE COAP?

Candidates who have qualified the GATE exam and meet the eligibility criteria of participating institutes can use GATE COAP.

Can I modify my choices after submitting them on GATE COAP?

Yes, candidates can modify their choices during specific periods indicated by the portal.

Are all engineering institutes in India part of GATE COAP?

No, only the participating institutes that have registered with GATE COAP are part of the seat allocation process.

Can I accept multiple admission offers through GATE COAP?

No, candidates can accept only one admission offer at a time.

Is GATE COAP applicable for undergraduate programs?

No, GATE COAP is specifically designed for admission to postgraduate programs.

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