The Entire GGSIPU Counselling Process: Full guide
The Entire GGSIPU Counselling Process: Full guide

The counselling process for GGSIPU is designed to allocate seats to candidates in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses based on their performance in entrance exams. This process is typically divided into multiple rounds, with each round intended to fill the vacant seats from the previous round. Here's a detailed explanation of each step in all three rounds of counselling.

Step-by-Step Counseling Process for All 3 Rounds

Round 1: Main Counseling

1. Online Registration: Candidates must first register for the counselling process on the GGSIPU official website, providing their personal, academic, and entrance exam details.

2. Document Verification: After registration, candidates need to upload or present their documents for verification. This step may be conducted online or in person, depending on the university's guidelines.

 3. Choice Filling and Locking: Post verification, candidates can fill in their preferences for courses and colleges. After making their choices, they must lock them before the deadline. It's crucial to carefully consider and prioritize choices as they significantly influence seat allotment.

4. Seat Allotment: Based on the candidates' entrance exam ranks, choices filled, and category (if applicable), seats are allotted. The allotment results are published on the university's website.

5. Fee Payment and Seat Acceptance: Candidates satisfied with their allotted seat must pay the specified admission fee to confirm their acceptance (part admission fee). This step finalizes their admission to the allocated seat.

6. Freezing of Seat: If a candidate is content with the allotted seat and does not wish to participate in further rounds, they can opt to freeze their seat, confirming their admission to that particular seat.

Note: Please note that even if you are not satisfied with your seat allocation, It is recommended to pay the part admission fee (₹60,000 as of 2023) and choose to float. Not doing so will DISQUALIFY the candidate from the counselling process for the subsequent rounds. The fee is inclusive of the college first-year fee. This fee carries on to further rounds.

Round 2 and 3: For Vacant Seats

1. Modification of Choices: Candidates who did not get a seat in the first round or who wish to change their allotted seat/course can modify their choices. This round also allows for new registrations for candidates who missed the first round.

2. Seat Allotment (Round 2): Similar to the first round, seats are allotted based on updated choices, ranks, and availability.

3. Seat Acceptance: Candidates if satisfied with their allocated seats freeze and if not choose to float. Floating takes them to the third round, where a similar process is followed.

Sliding Round

After the completion of all the initial rounds of counselling based on the merit list, the GGSIPU conducts a Sliding Round. This round is designed to optimize seat allocation and ensure that as many candidates as possible are placed in their most preferred program/college based on the available vacancies and the preferences submitted by the candidates during the counselling process.

1. Purpose: The Sliding Round allows candidates who have already been allotted a seat in previous rounds to move up to a higher preference, based on their merit and availability of seats. This process helps in filling up the more preferred seats by candidates, which may become available due to withdrawal or non-acceptance of seats by other candidates.

2. Process: Candidates do not need to apply separately for the Sliding Round. It is automatically considered for all candidates who have been allotted a seat but have also been given higher preferences during their initial application.

3. Outcome: After the Sliding Round, candidates may find themselves allotted to a higher preference college or program, according to their rank and the availability of seats. Candidates are required to accept the newly allotted seat, if any, and complete the necessary admission formalities.

Round 4: Open House Counseling/Spot Counseling

The Spot Round is conducted after the Sliding Round and is aimed at filling up the remaining vacant seats, if any. This round is typically the final opportunity for candidates to secure admission in the current academic year.

1. Spot Registration: This round is typically for candidates who have not been allotted a seat in the previous rounds or those who wish to try for a better allotment. New registrations might be accepted.

2. Physical Presence Required: Unlike the first two rounds, spot counseling often requires candidates to be physically present for immediate seat allocation based on the real-time availability of seats.

3. Immediate Seat Allotment: Seats are allotted on the spot, and candidates are required to pay the admission fee immediately to confirm their seat.


FAQ Section

Q1. Can I change my college/course choice after locking it?

A1. Changes to choices are allowed only before locking them in the first round or during the choice modification period in the second round. Once choices are locked for a round, they cannot be changed until the next round.

Q2. What happens if I don't get a seat in the first round?

A2. If you don't get a seat in the first round, you can participate in the second round by modifying your choices or entering new choices if you're a new registrant.

Q3. Am I still eligible for the seat I paid for in the initial rounds if I decide to float?

A3. Yes, even if you decide to float after paying the part academic fee in rounds before the spot round, you remain eligible for accepting admissions into those colleges.

Q4. Is it mandatory to participate in all three rounds of counseling?

A4. No, it's not mandatory to participate in all rounds. You can choose to accept and freeze your seat in any round, which would end your participation in subsequent rounds.

Q5. What is spot counseling, and who can participate?

A5. Spot counseling is the final round of counseling for filling any remaining vacant seats. It's open to candidates who haven't secured a seat in the earlier rounds, and sometimes new registrations are also accepted.

Q6. Can I get a refund if I decide not to join after paying the fee?

A6. The refund policy varies by year and specific conditions. Generally, there is a provision for refunds, but it may involve a deduction as a processing fee. Check the official GGSIPU admission guidelines for detailed information.