What is Institute Level Seat and How to Apply for it?

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.


*Note – NL Dalmia, MET Mumbai doesn’t have ILS as per updated Seat Matrix 2018

  Name of InstituteInstitute Level Seats
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai0
Sydenham (SIMSREE), Mumbai (MMS)0
Sydenham (SIMSREE), Mumbai (PGDM)0
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai24
Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai24
S.I.E.S. College of Management Studies, Mumbai24
N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai0
MET's Institute of Management, Mumbai0
Bombay St. Xavier College Soc.'s Xavier Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai12
Chetana's Ramprasad Khandelwal Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai24
Indian Education Society's Management College & Research Centre, Mumbai12
Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management, Mumbai48
Zagdu Singh Chartitable Trust's Thakur Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai24
Rizvi Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai24
Vivekanand Education Society's Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai0
Alkesh Dinesh Modi Institute for Financial & Management Studies, Mumbai0
Department of Mgmt Sciences (PUMBA)0
Shree C. E. Society's Indira Institute of Mgmt48
Chanakya Education Society's (Indira College of Engineering & Mgmt)12
S.C.E.S. Indira School Of Business Studies, Tathwade12
Sinhgad Technical Education Society's Sinhgad Inst of Mgmt, Vadgaon (Budruk)42
Modern Education Society's Neville Wadia Institute of Mgmt Studies & Research0
Indira Global Business School, Parandwadi Tq. Maval Dist.12

Click here to check the updated Seat Matrix 2018 for Institute level seat.

The Information mentioned below is taken from DTE website

Actual PDF

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.


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42 Thoughts to “What is Institute Level Seat and How to Apply for it?”

  1. saurabh

    Bro please tell when is the time to fill form for ILS seats????after we took admission in PGDM or before admission???

  2. Admin

    ILS Forms are out when DTE CAP rounds begin. The PGDM Admission process runs in parallel for most of the colleges

  3. Cs

    For ils seats do any college in top 10 accept mat or atma scores with no gdpi

  4. Admin

    We will know more about this when colleges start pushing ILS notification. There is no GD-PI for 99% of colleges in ILS admission

  5. Khushbu

    When is the Welingkar ILS exam? What is the process and paper pattern?

  6. Admin

    Details will be out during CAP. We will let you know through our YouTube videos

  7. kiran

    do we have to select stream in the 1st year or 2nd year for mms program

  8. Admin

    second year

  9. Pranay

    I got 96.54% in Cet, Is it possible to get an ILS seat in SIES or chetna’s.

  10. subramaniam

    my son got 99% in cet 2019, of the top 10 colleges where can he get seat ?

  11. bhavini

    I have scored 96.29 percentile in CET 2019 ..? Is it possible to get admission in kj somaiyaa through minority seats..?

  12. deepanshu

    do sies has minority reservations for ils seats also. and can I get it at 93.75 as I am from telgu linguistic minority.

  13. Admin

    It doesn’t have minority quota for ILS

  14. Admin

    Hope for the best because we don’t know how many minority students would score equal and more than your score

  15. Admin

    Ma’am, the cut off is given on the website. Kindly go through it. Predictions will be better once the merit numbers are out.

  16. Nilesh

    I got 98.02% in cet. Is there any chance to get an ILS seat in SIES.

  17. Akshay

    Sir i got 95 percentile in cet what are my chances of getting an ils seat in any of the colleges

  18. Admin

    Fair chances, wait for ILS notification. I shall help everyone with this through video

  19. Admin

    Fair chances, wait for ILS notification. I shall help everyone with this through video

  20. Shubham

    Do they accept MAT score for ILS?

  21. pushkar

    99.48 percentile will i get ils seat in kjsomiya

  22. Admin

    You can try but cannot confirm because it depends on the number of students applied and their scores

  23. Admin

    We will wait for official DTE notification

  24. Aditya

    I got 99.04 in CMAT 2019 what are my through ILS into welingkar or SIES? Thank you

  25. Admin

    Good Score to apply for ILS. Your ILS selection will depend on the number of students applied and their scores. So let’s hope for the best

  26. I got 84.46 percentile in cet 2019.Can i get ils seat of any good college???i am expecting indira pune

  27. Admin

    Ya, Pune colleges can be converted with this score

  28. Ani

    98.47 in CET, Welingkar MMS possible through ILS ?

  29. Tushar

    I got 97 percentile in my CET. Can I get a seat through ILS in either SIES or Xavier’s?

  30. Admin

    You can try but as mentioned depends on 2 factors – no. of students applying and their scores

  31. Admin

    let’s wait for merit numbers

  32. Ashish

    HELLO SIR I GOT 88.8% IN cet OBC is there chance for any decent colleges in ILS

  33. Siddharth Tongaonkar

    My score is 85 percentile in cet which ils can I get?

  34. akshay

    got 86.42 percentile in Cet.
    can I get MMS through ILS in Chetana.
    Also is Chetana PGDM or MET or Xaviers PGDM???? plz helpp ASAP

  35. Admin

    ILS in Chetana’s at this percentile is difficult. The other PGDM programs are almost done with process

  36. Admin

    Kindly check our website to predict colleges according to CET Cut Off

  37. Admin

    Try for Indira ILS

  38. Divya

    I got 87.75 percentile in cet,
    97.07 percentile in mat.which college I can get MMS,Mba,ILS?please guide.
    Any pgdm program which I can now enroll??

  39. Admin

    The reference cut off is already mentioned on our website. ILS notification not yet out

  40. Sneha

    Hi, i have secured 92.96 percentile in CET . What are the chances of me getting through ILS in any of the colleges like Chetana, Welingkar or KJ Somaiya?

  41. Admin

    Depends on the number of students applied and their percentile. Let’s wait for official ILS updates

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