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COAP 2021 | M.Tech. Admissions to IITs through GATE

Common Offer Application Portal (COAP) provides a common platform for the registered candidates to make the most preferred choice for admission into an M.Tech. Programme in the participating Institutes or job offer from participating Public Sector Units (PSU’s). The coordinating Institute of COAP 2021 is IIT Delhi.

For admission into the 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.


Eligibility For COAP 2021


These two are the fundamental requirements to participate in COAP 2021.

  1. To participate in COAP the candidate must be an Indian national.

  2. The candidate must have a valid GATE(GATE 2021/2020/2019) scorecard.

Participating Institutes


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.


In 2020, twenty-one institutes((IISc, IIT Bhilai, IIT BHU, IIT Bbs, IITB, IITD, IIT Goa, IITG, IITH, IITI, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, IIT Jodhpur, IITK, IITKgp, IITM, IIT Mandi, IIT Palakkad, IITP, IITR, IIT Ropar, IIT Tirupati) and a PSU NPCIL came together and participated in COAP for filling their M.Tech. seats or job vacancies.


In COAP 2021 all these institutes are participating along with IIT Jammu. But, there is no PSU on the list this time.


How to Register for COAP 2021?


Registration in COAP portal for admission into M. Tech. program is open now. Register here.


To register at COAP 2021, A candidate must have the following data i) Name, ii) GATE Registration number(s), iii) Valid GATE score(s), iv) Date of birth, v) Email ID, vi) Mobile number.


Only those candidates who have qualified in GATE 2021/2020/2019 and wish to apply for M.Tech. admission in any of the participating institutes/job offers in PSUs are eligible to register at COAP 2021.


After successful completion of registration at COAP, a candidate will be able to access information on offers made by the participating institutes. Offers will be uploaded by the participating Institutes / PSU’s at COAP and will be tagged with the COAP registration number.


The important points to look into while registering for COAP 2021 are:

  1. Registration will only be successful when a candidate completes the log-in procedure with the help of the input received via Email / SMS. The email will contain the website URL for logging-in along with the log-in ID. SMS will contain the password.

  2. Candidates are advised to enter all the valid GATE scores (GATE 2021, GATE 2020, GATE 2019) if any while filling the application.

  3. Candidates need to click on the SUBMIT button to complete the registration process. The application process to COAP 2021 is complete only after clicking the "SUBMIT" button at the first time login to the candidate's login account.

Got confused with so much text? Just have a look at the flow chart, this is how the registration process goes like.

Smooth, Ain't It?


What to Do after Registration? Guidelines for COAP 2021


Participating Institutes/PSU's upload their offers (seats/ jobs) during some prefixed dates 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.


Accept and Freeze


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.


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. 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.


Retain and Wait


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.


A candidate can choose “Retain and Wait” on the same offer (same institute and same program) only twice. Nevertheless, the candidate will be considered for other higher preferences, if any, in the subsequent round(s)


Reject and Wait


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. 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.


In the Decisive round of offers (last round of main rounds and all additional rounds), registered candidates will be provided with only two options of "Accept and Freeze" or "Reject".