For Nishanth R of Hyderabad, who got a 4th rank in the IIT-JEE this year, it was not frustrating since he knew he would get the course he wanted.
But for several thousands students the last three days were filled with anxiety.
The IITs were supposed to upload the course of the students on June 14 at 9 am. And since then the students have been logging on to find out their branch and which IIT has been allocated to them.
On June 14, the website said the students will be told about course allocation at 5 pm which was extended later to 11 pm. On June 15, the site had message — “allocation of course is delayed”. On June 16, even the strip for delay in course allocation disappeared and the site could not be opened.
“I am not tense but most of my friends are checking the site every 10 minutes,” Nishanth said. Another student said: “I have not been able to sleep for the last two days.”
The IIT-JEE office was on Saturday thronged with anxious students and parents, who wanted to know the reason for the delay. Some had to pay fees in other institutes and were anxious to know the course allocated to take a final decision.
Organising chairman JEE Dr GB Reddy had on Friday said the delay was because of some software problem. On Saturday, JEE officials were hopeful that the courses would be uploaded in the night. According to sources, the JEE officials were making all efforts to rectify the problem.
Sources said the courses were being once again verified before being finally uploaded.
Earlier questions worth 14 marks were found to be having errors in the JEE 2012.