Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA ), set up by the HRD ministry to manage all counselling admissions to IITs, ISM (Indian School of Mines) NITs (National Institutes of Technology ), IIITs and other government-funded technical institutes, has started its third round of counselling from today, July 11. An updated schedule for the rest of the allotment process is now available on www.josaa.nic.in.
The JoSAA 2017 seat allotment result for the third round was released on July 10.
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JoSAA’s schedule yesterday, July 10, included display of seats filled/availability status and seat allocation for the third round.
Today, on July 11 and 12, from 10 am to 4 pm, and up to July 13, from 10 am to 1 pm, students whose names have appeared in the third seat allotment list can accept and withdraw from seats at a reporting centre for the third round. For the list of reporting centres, click here.
This change was introduced after a Supreme Court order last week suspended the admission process for four days. On July 7, the SC restrained admissions based on Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE-Adv) 2017 after receiving a petition by students who were unhappy with the decision of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to award 18 bonus marks to all students who appeared for the paper. The petitioners claimed that bonus marks should only be awarded to students who attempted the erroneous questions.
“As directed by the Supreme Court of India, the third round of counselling will start from July 11,” said a statement made by JoSAA its official website. Close to 3,200 seats were lying vacant across IITs, NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs after second round of allotment. Only 68 out of these were available in 23 IITs, including the Indian School of Mines-Dhanbad (ISM-Dhanbad).
The Supreme Court lifted on Monday the stay on admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), NITs and other colleges, bringing relief to thousands of students who took the joint entrance examination.
The court had on Friday put on hold admissions to IITs, National Institutes of Technology and other colleges over the awarding of bonus marks in JEE, an all-India examination taken by aspiring engineers.
Dismissing petitions challenging the award of grace marks, a bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra also directed the institutes to give an undertaking that such an error would not be repeated.
“IITs will have to give an undertaking and develop a mechanism that such mistakes will not recur and ensure that no such situation arises in which bonus marks will have to be awarded to all the students,” the bench said, adjourning the case for a hearing in October.