What is ILS i.e Institute Level Seat?
Out of the total seats with any MBA institute, some seats are reserved for Institute Level Seats. Any candidate can apply for them and secure admission on merit basis. MBA institutes taking admission for ILS seats will have their own process. Some institutes will ask candidates to fill a form(paid or unpaid) while some institutes may carry out some different process (GD-PI). According to DTE, ILS seats should be filled on the basis of merit.
Every candidate has a fair chance to secure his admission in top MBA institute through ILS seats so it’s my advice to stay connected with websites of different MBA institute so that they can take benefit of ILS seats.
The information mentioned below is taken from DTE website
13. Admissions in Institutional Quota and vacant seats after CAP.—The Director or Principal of the institution shall carry out the admissions for these seats in the following manner.—
(a) Admissions shall be made in a transparent manner and strictly as per the Inter-SeMerit of the Candidates who have applied to Competent Authority for verification of documents and then to the Institution.
(b) Information brochure or prospectus of the Institution which specifies rules of admission should be published well before the commencement of the process of admission. All the information in the brochures should also be displayed on the Institution’s website.
(c) The institution shall invite applications by notifying schedule of admission and the number of seats in each course to be filled by the institution, by advertisement on the website of the institution and also on the website of the Competent Authority by paying charges as decided by the Competent Authority.
(d) Aspiring Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria as notified by the Government and specified by the appropriate authority, from time to time, shall apply to the Principal or Director of the respective institution for admission at the Institution level as provided in rule 3(4)(b) and shall be filled on the basis of Inter-Se-Merit prepared by following the procedure specified in rule 8(3) of these rules.
(e) The institution shall display the Inter-Se-Merit lists of the Candidates to be filled in at the institution level, in the Institutional Quota and Supernumerary Quota of OCI / PIO, Foreign National, Children’s of Indian workers in Gulf Countries along with the vacant seats after CAP, on the notice board and shall publish the same on the website of the institution.
(f) The Minority or Non-Minority institution intending to surrender the Institutional Quota (in part or full) of specified courses to the CAP shall communicate two days before the display of seat matrix of each CAP Round and the same shall be allotted as per the rules of CAP.
(g) All the admissions and cancellations shall be updated immediately through the online system.
(h) If any CAP seat becomes vacant after the CAP Rounds then the same shall be filled in by the Candidate from the same Category for which it was earmarked during the CAP. Further, if the seats remain vacant then the seats shall be filled on the basis of Inter-Se-Merit
of the applicant.
(i) The Candidates having Candidature mentioned in rule 5(1), 5(2), 5(3), 5(4) and 5(6) of these rules shall be eligible for these seats ;
(ii) The maximum 5% seats may be filled in from the NRI Candidates, if it is approved by the appropriate authority at the Institution level ;
(iii) The seats reserved for this NRI quota remains vacant, those vacant seats may be filled in by the Institution, from the Eligible Candidates of All India Candidature seats: Provided that while filling of these vacant seats the preference shall be given to the Maharashtra State Candidature Candidates on the basis of Inter-Se-Merit.