The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) has emerged a popular choice among students once again this year. Of the 100 top-rank holders in the Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced (JEE-Adv), 67 have opted to join IIT-B, 28 have joined IIT-Delhi and five have joined IIT-Madras.
The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) announced the first round of seat allocation for the 22 IITs, along with 80-odd other central government-funded technical institutes on Thursday.
According to the JoSAA, the top 23 rank holders have all been placed in IIT-B, while the lowest-ranked candidate at the institute stood 4,410. At IIT-Delhi, the highest ranking candidate stood 24th in the JEE-Adv list, while the lowest ranker stood 4,723, followed by IIT-Madras, where the highest and lowest ranks were 62 and 7,523 respectively. The four new IITs introduced into admission season this year — Bhilai, Goa, Jammu and Dharwad, along with other new IITs such as IIT-Palakkad and IIT-Tirupati — have rank holders ranging from 2,577 to 7,176.
“Each and every seat available under the 22 IITs have been allotted to students, not a single seat remains vacant at this point. Over the next five days, if students withdraw admissions, then we will have more seats to be filled in the second round,” said Dr KV Krishna, organising chairman, JEE (advanced) 2016, from IIT-Guwahati. This year, 33,581 candidates had registered for 9,660 seats in 22 IITs alone and had filled in 41.68 lakh choices online in their option forms. “Except for a handful of seats in some of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) that are left vacant, all other seats have been allotted in the first round itself,” he said.
This was the second year that admissions to 92 institutes, including IITs, NITs, Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other central government-funded technical institutes were conducted centrally by JoSAA. By Wednesday afternoon, 1.08 lakh students who passed the JEE (Mains) had applied for a host of institutes and courses. With the option of withdrawal of admission introduced this year, authorities felt it will solve problems for candidates, who are unhappy with their seat allotment .
“This means students can choose to withdraw their admission and try their luck next year to get into the institute and course of their choice. Not only does this work in favour of students, but also institutes. This way, only those interested will claim the seats,” said a senior professor form IIT-B. JEE rules do not allow a candidate to reappear for JEE (Advanced) the next year to improve their score if they have already sought admission in the current year.
Over the next five days, between July 1 and July 5, students whose names have appeared in the first round of allotment can confirm their admissions by paying the seat acceptance fee and submitting required documents at any of the nearest reporting centres.
22 Indian Institutes of Technology and 1 Indian School of Mines
10,572 seats at IITs (including 912 at ISM-Dhanbad)
BOX 2: Institute wise entry
Institute Top 100 Top 500 Top 1,000
IIT-Bombay 67 164 262
IIT-Delhi 28 131 196
IIT-Madras 5 48 103
IIT-Kanpur 56 167
IIT-Kharagpur 51 106
IIT-Guwahati 7 55
IIT-Roorkee 37 43
IIT (BHU) Varanasi 1 38
IIT-Hyderabad 2 19
IIT-Gandhinagar 1 1