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IIT Bombay favourite among aspirants; 201 of 500 top JEE rankers select Mumbai institute, 137 Delhi

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) remains the favourite among the toppers of the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced).

education Updated: Jul 28, 2017 15:48 IST
Shreya Bhandary
The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) remains the favourite among the toppers of the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced).
The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) remains the favourite among the toppers of the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced).(HT file)

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) remains the favourite among the toppers of the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced), the entrance test for admission to IITs and other important technology institutes.

Data revealed by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) shows among the top 500 rankers, 201 chose IIT-B while 137 opted for IIT-Delhi. Among the top 100 rankers, 65 chose IIT-B and 31 preferred IIT-Delhi.

Last year as well, 65 of the top 100 rankers chose IIT-B over other IITs.

Admissions to IITs as well as other government funded technical institutes across the country concluded last week and this year, JoSAA conducted seven rounds of admission. After the first round, IIT-B said 53 of the top 100 rankers made it to the institute. Most of them chose computer science and engineering course, which remains the most popular course year after year, followed by mechanical and chemical engineering.

“Thirty-six of top 50 ranks and 53 of top 100 ranks had chosen IIT-B by the end of round one of admission itself. Among the top 36, we also have three girls who have joined the Computer Science and Engineering department,” said the press statement released by the institute.

By the end of seven rounds of admission, over 400 seats are still vacant across 23 IITs (including 5 in IIT-B) and more top rankers seem to have opted for the popular institutes, including IIT-B, IIT-Delhi followed by IIT-Madras and IIT-Kanpur.

“Computer science has been a popular course for years now, and students flock to IIT-B especially because we have a brilliant set of faculty in this department. Students choose faculty over the brand,” said Devang Khakkar, director, IIT-B.

Surprisingly, older IITs including IIT-Kharagpur have not got a single student from the top 100 ranks.