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IITs to have third round of admissions

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on Sunday decided to have a third round of admission this year in an attempt to fill the seats that go vacant year after year.

mumbai Updated: Jun 06, 2011 01:48 IST
Kiran Wadhwa

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) on Sunday decided to have a third round of admission this year in an attempt to fill the seats that go vacant year after year.

The Joint Admission Board (JAB) met on Sunday. The schedule of the third round will be declared on Monday. “We want to reduce the number of seats that go vacant every year so we decided on another round of admissions,” said Sounak Choudhary, JEE chairperson of IIT-Kanpur, the organising IIT this year.

“The vacancies are mostly in the reserved categories. This year, we will have a third round. The IITs are yet to decide if this will be a permanent feature.”

Another reason for the vacancies is some students accept the admission, deposit the full advance amount and then do not join the course. In 2009, the IITs announced a second round of admission for 2010. Despite that, about 100 seats were unfilled after the admission process closed. The JAB has advised students to desist from leaving a course once admission has been accepted.