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238 More seats up for grabs in IITs this year

Bhavya Dore , Hindustan Times  Mumbai, June 19, 2013
First Published: 02:06 IST(19/6/2013) | Last Updated: 02:07 IST(19/6/2013)

More than 200 seats have been added this year at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country, taking the total number of seats available to 9,885.


The new counselling brochure for students who clear the Joint Entrance Exam-Advanced (JEE-Advanced), put up on the website on Tuesday, contains details of seat availability, counselling process, etc.

Last year, 9,647 seats were allotted through the JEE-Advanced. This year, the figure has gone up by 238 seats.

“The newer IITs have started a few courses — that’s how the number would have increased,” said HC Gupta, chairperson for JEE 2013. “Starting new courses depends on individual institutes and their faculties.” The number of new seats available through the open category is up from 4,722 to 4,844.

The brochure also spells out the admission process for those who clear the exams when results are announced on June 23: candidates have to clear two exams and also be in the top 20 percentile of their Class 12 board.

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