JoSAA has announced the seat allotment result for second round today. Aspirants have to accept the seat within 7-9 July.
Many engineering seat aspirants have set their sights on Wednesday when the second round allotment of seats under Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) would be done, even deciding state CETs to give a miss. The counselling held by different states under their own CETs are getting a poor response as students are preferring to take chances in seats offered under JoSAA. The same scenario is happening in the case of medical seats.
Unlike last year, IITs and NITs have again become the main draw for engineering aspirants in the country in 2016 as none of the 10,575 seats offered in IITs are vacant this year, as per JoSAA. As Pagalguy reported, Chairman of JEE Advanced 2016 committee, Prof K V Krishna said, “New vacancies will be created if seats which were allotted in the first round are not claimed by the candidates by the evening of 5th July.” Krishna added further, “The process of seat allocation will continue till all seats in NITs are also filled.”
The first round of admission under JoSAA seat allocation ended yesterday after the first allotment was announced.
In IIT Madras,326 students have accepted seats allocated in the first round. 838 seats were offered in the first round in IIT-M. Reportedly, despite being the best-ranked IIT, IIT-M is not the first choice of meritorious students this year as 67 out of 100 top rank holders flocked to IIT Bombay. IIT-B and IIT-D are the top 2 choices of B.tech aspirants this year among other IITs.
Among top 1000 rank holders in JEE this year, IIT Madras comes at 5th place when it comes to students’ sought after destination, followed by IIT-B, IIT-D, IIT Kanpur and IIT Kharagpur. Among these JEE Advanced rank holders, only 107 candidates had opted IIT-M by Tuesday morning out of the top 1000.
Around 262 of these 1000 candidates opted for IIT-B this year (compared to 272 last year), 196 have chosen IIT-D (compared to 194 last year), 167 selected IIT Kanpur (compared to 172 last year) and 106 opted for IIT Kharagpur (107 last year).
Over 35 thousand are up for grab in 22 IITs, ISM, 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 GFTIs. The admissions to these seats are being facilitated through single window system of Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).
Admissions in 2nd round:
According to JoSAA, the second round seat allotment will be published online at 5 PM in the evening today on 6th July. The seat acceptance for this round will be carried out on July 7th, 8th and 9th for which candidates will have to report at the centres.
To accept the seat allotted in this round, candidates have to pay seat acceptance fee (by E-challan or net banking of SBI) and report at the listed reporting centres with required documents between 7-9 July (between 10 am to 5 pm).
Over 13 lakh aspirants had appeared for JEE main exam that was held in April. While out of those nearly 1.97 lakh qualified for JEE advanced, only 1.6 lakh took the test.