Not long ago, any seat in any IIT was a precious possession for an engineering aspirant. But it seems now that the times have changed. Close to 600 seats in different IITs remain vacant post the first round of counselling. Sunday was the latest day for tolerating seats in the IITs and the NITs in the first round of the joint seat designation process.
Of 10,006 seats in the IITs, 591 stayed empty after the first round. In the NITs and other government-financed specialized establishments (GFTIs), the opening was 6,744. These seats will be accessible for students in the second round, which will begin on Monday. Students who did not acknowledge situates in the first round are out of the confirmation process. Taking all things together, 34,000 seats in 85 building foundations are on offer in the first-ever IIT-NIT-GFTI joint-seat designation process.
Authorities say no reasonable example has developed on the courses and foundations where seats have been rejected. Opening have been accounted for from the more seasoned IITs too. IIT-Bombay and IIT-Delhi, for occasion, have 24 and 18 empty seats after the first round. IIT-Kharagpur, which got countless, has 91 empty seats. In ISM-Dhanbad, which is a piece of the IIT affirmation transform, a few seats are unclaimed. A year ago, 650 seats were empty in the IITs after the first cycle (9,711 seats were accessible).
The IITs broadened the cycle one due date by a couple of hours till midnight on Sunday, however the numbers did not change much. An authority from IIT-Bombay, which is the sorting out IIT for JEE (Advanced) 2015, said, "There is a probability that a couple of students have not turned up, accepting that they have a chance in the second round. Yet, our standards obviously express that students who neglect to acknowledge seats will be out of the affirmation transform and won't get situates in any of the taking an interest foundations."
In the second cycle, a few students may get an advancement alternative since seats are empty. An authority from IIT-Bombay said an student with a NIT seat, if designated an IIT situate in the second round, will need to go to the IIT reporting focus to secure it and the other way around. In the event that this is not done, he or she will lose both seats.
IIT-Kanpur chief Indranil Manna said one will need to sit tight for every one of the three rounds to get over to get an unmistakable picture on the opening. "Normally not very many seats are empty in the more established IITs. There are nearly more opportunities in the more up to date ones."