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Allotment of seats in the IITs – stats unsteady


Vacant Engineering Seats

Allotment of seats IITs, NITs, IIITs – admissions to vacancy ratio unstable

About 400 seats out of 10,988 seats available in 22 IITs and Indian Institute of Mines (IMS), Dhanbad for admission in the undergraduate courses were left vacant after the first round of allotment.
This number is less than the last year when out of 10,572 seats, 566 seats were vacant after the first round of counseling.
There are 97 institutes, including all the IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other government institutes. Out of the total 36,208 seats available in all these institutions, 6,799 seats are left.
This year, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will be commencing seven rounds of counseling for admissions to IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other Government Funded Technical Institutes. Last year, six rounds were conducted. However, 76 seats were left vacant in IITs alone, most of which were in the new IITs.
In IIT-Bombay, there are a total 14 vacant seats left. Most of these seats are for the dual-degree programs. A senior professor at IIT-B said that many students don’t confirm their admissions because they don’t want to give up on the college and the course they want. They wait for the second and the third round.
IIT Kharagpur has 50 vacant seats while IIT-Delhi has 27 sets left. IIT (BHU) Varanasi and IIT Madras has 55 and 20 vacant seats respectively. These seats will be allotted in the next round.
In IIT-Kanpur, 27 seats are left. It is one of the oldest IITs and has a strong academic reputation. There are no seats left in popular courses like Computer Science, Math, and Economics. 1 seat is left in Electrical, Civil, Material Science and Chemical Engineering. 2 seats are left in the Mechanical Engineering department. In Physics Department, 7 seats are left while in Biosciences and Bioengineering Department, 5 seats are left. The Aero-science department has 2 seats left while Earth-Science has to fill 3 more seats.
The Vice-Chairman of the IIT-JEE Kanpur zone, Prof. Shalabh believes that the remaining seats will be occupied in the second round of seat allotment. There are 827 seats in the undergraduate program at IIT-Kanpur and there will be 827 students in the new batch.
The second round of document verification will be commenced on 5th and 6th July (10 am to 5 pm). Students have to report to their nearest IIT for the verification of the documents.
For any query, candidates are requested to check the official website
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