52,000 students register online for seats in IITs, NITs on Day 1

  • Shreya Bhandary, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 25, 2016 00:57 IST
IIT-Bombay. Of the 52,000 candidates who registered on the website, nearly 14,000 had applied for seats in IITs. (HT Photo)

Admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other government-aided institutes started with more than 52,000 students registering on the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) website on Friday.

Of the 52,000 candidates who registered on the website, nearly 14,000 had applied for seats in IITs. By the end of the day, the portal registered 13 lakh choices of courses chosen by the more than 52,000 students.

This is the second year that admissions to all IITs, NITs, IIITs and other government-aided institutes will be conducted using the same portal.

“Students will have to be careful when they fill in their choices because they have 92 institutes and over 600 courses at their disposal,” said an official from IIT-Bombay.

“Once they have locked their choices, they cannot make any changes and so, it’s very important that they fill as many options as possible,” said the official.

The Central Board of Secondary Education released the JEE (Mains) ranks late on Thursday evening.

While the top three ranks were bagged by students from Delhi, Navi Mumbai resident Sriram Balasubramanian stood at the fourth position.

Read: Navi Mumbai student bags fourth rank in JEE-Mains, aims for IIT-B

The All India Ranks are based on the JEE (Mains) score (60% weightage) and Class 12 scores (40% weightage) of every candidate.

“Students usually opt for reputed institutes and don’t prioritise their options based on the courses. Even though some IITs give students the choice of changing departments after the first year, it is important that they fare well in the first year to be eligible. We hope students put thought into this process,” said a senior official from the JEE cell, IIT-Guwahati.

Students can register and complete the process of filling choices between June 24 and 28 till 5pm.

Any registrations done after this date will not be accepted.

The first round of seat allotment will take place on June 30 and students can finish the process of acceptance of seat between July 1 and 5.

Admission Schedule

June 24 (10am) to June 28 (5pm): Registration and choosing academic programmes

June 27: Display of mock seat allocation based on the candidates’ choices

June 30 (10am): Seat allocation (Round 1)

July 1 to 5: Acceptance of seat from Round 1

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