Joint Seat Allocation Authority announces revised schedule

  • Gauri Kohli, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 01, 2015 20:27 IST

Officials of the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2015 met CBSE officials in the Capital on June 25, 2015 to discuss and finalise the revised schedule of admission activities for JoSAA 2015.

Registration and filling-in of choices in JoSAA portal will begin only after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announces JEE (Main) 2015 Paper-1 and Paper-2 ranks. As per the revised schedule, the online filling-in of choices has begun and will be on till July 3. Mock seat allocation will be done on July 2.

The first round of seat allocation will begin from July 5 and the second round will be held on July 11. Seat acceptance of the first round will be done from July 6 to 10 and for the second round, it will be done between July 12 to 15. Seat acceptance for the third round will be done from July 17 to 20. Seat allocation for the fourth round for the NITs and preparatory courses at IITs will be done on July 21. The academic sesison at the IITs will being from July 21. Seat acceptance for the fourth round will be done from July 22 to 26. The academic session at NITs start on July 27.

The JoSAA 2015 has been set up by the ministry of human resource development to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions to 87 institutes for the academic year 2015-16. This includes 18 Indian Institutes of Technology, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, 31 National Institutes of Technology, 18 Indian Institutes of Information Technology, and 18 other government-funded technical institutes. Admission to all the academic programmes offered by these institutes will be made through a single platform from this year.

All candidates who have appeared in JEE (Main) 2015 are eligible to register for seat allocation in the NIT system (except IITs and ISM).

All candidates who have declared qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2015 are eligible to register for seat allocation in all participating institutes, ie the IITs and ISM.

As per the rules, a candidate has to choose and apply to a series of academic programmes in a certain order of priority.

In the context of seat allocation, ‘academic programme’ refers to the combination of academic programme and institute. For example, four-year BTech in computer science and engineering at IIT Bombay is referred to as an ‘academic programme.’ Another example of an academic programme is four-year BTech in biotechnology at NIT Calicut.

A seat to the highest possible choice of academic programme is allocated to the candidate considering the factors including the category of the candidate, the position of the candidate in rank list(s), the prioritisation of academic programmes by the candidate, the availability of seats in different seat categories/seat quotas for which the candidate is eligible for. For details visit here.

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