COAP stands for Common Offers Acceptance Portal.
COAP provides a common platform for a candidate to make the most preferred choice for admission into an M.Tech. Programme in the participating academic institutes.
COAP is not a portal for applying for M.Tech. admission.
The candidate should apply separately to respective Institute(s) for M.Tech. admission.
Admission Offers will be uploaded by the participating Institutes in a common time window on COAP.
Each participating Institute will follow the selection procedure as per the norms and guidelines of the respective Institute. Only participating Institutes will upload their offer(s).
To access and make a decision on the most preferred choice out of the offers (if any) made by participating Institute(s), each candidate should register and visit COAP.
Is it necessary for a candidate to register at COAP?
Yes. Candidates who has applied for admission into an M.Tech. Programme in any of the participating academic institutes, will receive admission offers via COAP only.
To access and make a decision on the most preferred choice out of the offers (if any) made by participating Institute(s), each candidate should register and visit COAP. Without registering at COAP, the candidate will not be able to access the offers on COAP.
Can I apply for M.Tech. / Job to participating Institutes / PSUs through COAP?
No. COAP is not an M.Tech. Admission / Job Application Portal. Every candidate should apply separately to respective Institute(s) for M.Tech. admission.
Who can register at this Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP)?
Candidates seeking M.Tech admissions (and also applied) in any of the participating Institutes of COAP and who have a valid GATE score (2019 and/or 2018 and/or 2017) can register at COAP.
I am an IIT Graduating / Graduated student. Can I register at this Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP)?
Case I : Candidates graduating / graduated from IITs who have a valid GATE score (2019 and/or 2018 and/or 2017) and intend to apply for the Admission in the participating Institutes then the candidate should register at COAP with their valid GATE score(s).
Case II : Candidates graduating/ graduated from IITs with B.Tech. Degree and having CGPA (cumulative grade point average) of 8.0 (on a scale of 10) and above can directly apply to the respective Institutes for M.Tech. Admission. They should not register at COAP.
I am a Foreign National with valid qualified GATE score. Can I register at COAP?
No. Foreign National Candidates need not register at COAP.
I am a sponsored candidate. Can I register at COAP?
No. Sponsored candidates will not register at COAP.
I am a Defence Sponsored Candidate. Can I register at COAP?
No. Defense sponsored candidates will not register at COAP.
I am a candidate under the Quality Improvement Programme (QIP). Can I register at COAP?
No. Candidates under QIP will not register on COAP.
I am a GATE qualified candidate (2019 and/or 2018 and/or 2017). How do I apply? What are the documents needed to be uploaded while registering at COAP?
For Indian Nationals: Register online at https://coap.iitm.ac.in (by clicking 'Register' link at the top right).
Carefully read all the instructions given in the Information Brochure. Complete the application in all respects. You will have to provide following details: Name, GATE registration number(s), Gate score(s), Date of Birth, Email ID, Mobile number. No changes are permitted once the application is submitted.
After completing the application form, take a printout of the registration for any future reference. Please remember the login ID and password details for subsequent login.
No documents need to be attached while registering at COAP.
(b) For Foreign Nationals:
COAP Registration is not needed.
I have three valid GATE scorecards of GATE 2019/2018/2017 for the same paper. Which score card shall I use?
It is advisable to register with information related to the highest GATE Score.
During registration, you will also provide valid GATE score details of remaining years between 2017 and 2019. You will register only once but registration details will include all other GATE scores of last three years. Failing to do so will result in disqualification.
What inputs are necessary during COAP registration?
During COAP registration, candidate should provide valid GATE registration details (as entered in the GATE application form), GATE scores, Mobile Number and Email ID..
I have two or three valid GATE scorecards of GATE 2019, GATE 2018 and GATE 2017 for two or three different papers. Can I use all the scores?
You will register only once. Subsequently, when you login COAP for the first time, you will provide all three/ two GATE scores (different papers) in one registration form. For example: if you have GATE Scores for EC and CS papers, then you can register with any one of the GATE paper score (EC or CS). And include the remaining GATE paper score when you login to COAP for the first time. If you have multiple GATE Scores for one EC paper, then you can register with any one of the GATE paper score (GATE 2017 or 2018 or 2019), preferably with the highest GATE score. Subsequently include the remaining GATE scores when you login COAP for the first time.
Do I need to send hardcopies of any reporting documents?
NO. You need not send the hard copy of any documents.
How will I know the status of any offers?
You can check the offer status, during a priori scheduled dates, by logging in to COAP (Common Offers Admission Portal) using your login id and password, sent to you by email/SMS after your registration at COAP.
When and how do I know whether any job / admission offers have been made?
Offers can be viewed as per the time window (a priori schedule dates) for viewing and decision making.
What are the options available when I receive an offer of joining/admission?
After an admission offer is made (Excluding the Final / LAST round of offers), the candidates will have THREE options on the Online Application Portal:
1) A candidate can select any one (only) offer out of the available offers.
2) Candidate will have three options as described below: Option 1: Accept and Freeze
Option 2: Retain and Wait
Option 3: Reject and Wait
Please read guidelines for further details.
What are the options available when I receive an offer of joining/admission in the FINAL (LAST) round of offers?
After an offer of joining / admission is made in the Final / Last round of offers, the candidates will have TWO options on the Online Application Portal:
1) Candidate can select any one (only) offer out available offers.
2) Candidate will have two options as described below.
Option 1: Accept and Freeze
Option 2: Reject and Quit
Please read guidelines for further details.
What are the steps to be taken when I accept an admission offer?
Once you accept an admission offer, visit the concerned organization's Webpage / Institute's M.Tech. Admission portal and complete the admission formalities within the due date.
Can I withdraw after accepting the offer? How about getting the Institute Fee refunded?
Please visit the webpage of the respective organization/institute and follow the withdrawal procedure as per the instructions on M.Tech. Admission offer Portal. Please note that, once an offer is accepted and frozen, you will not be considered in the subsequent round(s) of admission in any participating academic institutes/ Participating PSUs.
After declining/rejecting the offer, can I be considered for subsequent offers?
After declining/rejecting the offer(s) in a particular round, you will not be considered for the same offer(s). In case, if you have given higher preferences in M.Tech. application, then may be considered for the higher preferences in the subsequent round(s) of offers based on the availability of vacancies and merit list.
Is there any chance for me to move up in my preference and what am I supposed to do for that?
The candidates who choose “Accept and Freeze" in a particular round of offers, will not be considered for higher preferences in subsequent round of offers. In order to be considered for higher preferences, the option like 'Retain and Wait' may be selected at the COAP. However, getting an offer for higher preference in subsequent rounds will be based on availability of vacancies and merit list.
Whether the admission offer will be available at the respective Institute's M.Tech. Admission website?
No. The offers will only be uploaded at the COAP website. The decision on the offer should be made at COAP website. For the subsequent joining procedure, you will be directed to the respective Organization's website.
Can I select multiple offers at a time?
No. A candidate can select only one offer in a respective round out of multiple offers from Institutes.
Can I select multiple offer(s)/admission(s) with 'Retain and Wait'?
No. one can select only one offer with 'Retain and Wait'. All other offers (if any) will be considered as rejected in the existing round. Nevertheless, the candidate will be considered for other higher preferences in the subsequent round(s) of admission offered in any participating academic institutes and public sector unit.
Which Institutes and PSUs are participating in the Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP)?
List of participating Institutes and PSUs are displayed at COAP web portal
Whether offer release window for all participating institutes will be the same
The admission offer release window for participating Institutes and PSUs will be the same. Offer release window will be operated at a particular interval. However, depending upon selection process, some participating Institutes may skip some window(s) and offers may be released in any of subsequent window(s).
Will all participating Institutes have same number of rounds?
Not necessary. Depending upon selection process, some Institutes may skip some offer release window(s) and offers may be released in any of subsequent window(s). Further, some institutes may operate additional round(s). For additional rounds, the procedure followed for offers will be described on respective institute's website.
Can a candidate select multiple offers from different participating institute? OR can a candidate accept multiple admission offers from a participating institute?
No. The candidate can select only one offer out of available offers. All other offers (if any) will be considered as rejected in the existing round.
Can I select "Retain and Wait" in the final (last) round of Common Offers?
NO. In the final/ last round, you will be provided with only two options: (i) "ACCEPT and FREEZE", (ii) 'Reject and Quit'.
If a candidate does not access or does not make a decision during a particular round of offers, then what will happen?
If a candidate does not access the COAP or does not make a decision during a particular round of offers, then all offers made during that round will be considered as 'Reject' by the candidate. Nevertheless, in case, if the candidate has given higher preferences, then the candidate will be considered for the higher preferences in the subsequent round(s) of offers.
If the candidate has made decision of 'Retain and Wait' in any of the previous rounds but does not access the COAP or does not make a decision (or not pressing 'Submit') during any subsequent round of offers, then all offers made during that round will be considered as Rejected by the candidate.
If a candidate does not access or does not make a decision during the final / last round of offers at COAP, then what will happen?
If a candidate does not access COAP or does not make a decision (or not pressing 'Submit') during the final round of offers, then all offers made during that round will be considered as rejected by the candidate.
Whether any offer will be available at COAP after the final round?
No. After the last / final round at COAP, no offers will be available at COAP.
For any offer / admission related matter, candidates must visit the respective Academic Institute's Admission Portal.
Whether additional spot admission rounds of offers will be available at COAP?
No. After the final round at COAP, no offers will be available at COAP. Some Institute may like to fill the vacancy with additional / spot rounds, for which candidates will follow the guidelines of the respective Institute. In this case, admission and offer related information would be available only on respective Institute's website. No offer related data will be available at COAP.
Can I view COAP offer details without registering at COAP and using own M.Tech. application ID?
No. For viewing and making decision on available admission offer(s) from the participating Institute(s), candidates will have to register at COAP. M.Tech. application IDs can be different at different Institutes but you will have only one COAP registration number.