As many as 1.8 lakh students completed the form-filling process on the final day, for admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and other government-funded institutes in the country.
A total of 1.6 crore options have been listed by registered students this year. The IITs alone received 33,581 applications with 41.68 lakh options mentioned in their forms.
The Joint Seat Allocation Authority is handling admissions to 92 institutes for the academic year 2016-17. This includes 22 IITs, 31 NITs, 20 Indian Institutes of Information Technology and 18 other government-funded technical institutes.
“We had extended the deadline by a day so students had more time to fill in as many choices as possible in their form. Hopefully this has helped candidates,” said a senior JEE official from IIT-Guwahati. The deadline ended at 12 noon on June 29, whereas the original schedule had marked the deadline at 5pm on June 28 itself.
With the admissions process being handled by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) for the second year in a row, officials are hoping the process moves as smoothly as last year.
While students already have an idea about their placement according to the mock allotment that was announced earlier this week, the final allotment will take place on June 30. “Students can then go ahead with confirming their seats at the allotted institute,” added the official.