Mumbai: After two rounds of seat allotment in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country, 68 seats remain vacant in 23 institutes for the remaining rounds – 131 seats got confirmed in the second round.
However, not a single seat remains in IIT Bombay as all of its 929 have been taken in the first two rounds.
“There were barely 14 seats left in IIT-B so they were bound to be taken over in the second round. Our academic session for the new batch will begin from July 20,” saya a professor from IIT-B.
After round two, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) on Friday released statistics of seat vacancy in IITs, National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs). A total of 10,988 seats were up for grabs in 23 IITs, including the Indian School of Mines-Dhanbad (ISM-Dhanbad).
After round two, there are just two seats left in IIT Delhi, six in IIT Kharagpur, 16 in IIT (BHU) Varanasi, and newer IITs in Goa and Jammu have two and three seats left vacant, respectively.
About 76 seats were left vacant in IITs even after six rounds last year. Officials had highlighted that most of the vacant seats were in the newer IITs and, therefore, JoSAA will conduct seven rounds of admission to all these institutes this year. “Hopefully not a single seat will go vacant in IITs as well as other institutes this year,” said an official from JoSAA.