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IIT first seat allotment list out, most students in top 100 ranks want to study in IIT Bombay

In the fist seat allotment list released on Wednesday, a majority of the students in the top 100 ranks had opted for IIT-Bombay and were placed in the same institute

education Updated: Jun 29, 2017 16:56 IST
Shreya Bhandary
Shreya Bhandary
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The first seat allotment list out on Wednesday indicated that IIT Bombay was the first choice of a majority of candidates.(HT Photo)

Mumbai: The first seat allotment list for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) was released early on Wednesday morning. Majority of the students in the top 100 ranks had opted for IIT-Bombay as their first preference and have been placed in the same institute.

“I had mentioned Computer Science in IIT-B as my first preference and managed to get through. I couldn’t be happier,” said 17-year-old Rahul Bharadwaj, a resident of Colaba, who secured all-India rank (AIR 20) in JEE-Advanced results, announced earlier this month. “I want to pursue a career in artificial intelligence and this is my first step towards it,” he added.

Similarly, Arjit Singh (AIR 53), another student from Mumbai, breathed a sigh of relief as he got his first preference,computer science in IIT-B, when the seat allotment was released. “My rank was not as per my expectation as I had hoped to score enough for a rank between AIR 20-25. I’m really glad I still managed to get admission as per my preference,” the 17-year-old said.

This year the IITs awarded 18 bonus marks to all students for a series of ‘erroneous’ questions asked in the JEE-Advanced paper. These marks boosted overall performance of a majority of students, making way for 50,455 eligible students for admission this year as compared to 36,500 in 2016.

First Published: Jun 28, 2017 11:04 IST