Out of the total 36,208 seats available across 97 institutes, including all IITs, NITs, IIITs as well as GFTIs, only 399 remain vacant and will be up for allotment in the remaining rounds
All but one seat out of 10,988 in 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have been allotted to students by the end of round three of admissions this year, a considerable improvement over 76 left vacant last year. The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA), which managed seat allocation to 97 institutes, including 23 IITs, 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), 23 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and 20 other-government funded technical Institutes (GFTIs) in 2017, also released a revised seat allotment schedule on its website, www.josaa.nic.in.
“Only one seat remains vacant in IIT Bhubaneshwar now, that too in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category. This too should get taken in the next round,” a JoSAA official said.
About 3,200 seats were lying vacant across IITs, NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs after the second round of allotment out of which 68 were available in 23 IITs, including the Indian School of Mines-Dhanbad (ISM-Dhanbad).
Out of the total 36,208 seats available across 97 institutes, including all IITs, NITs, IIITs as well as GFTIs, only 399 remain vacant and will be up for allotment in the remaining rounds. Allotment list for the fourth round was revealed on Thursday evening.
This is the first time that JoSAA will be conducting seven rounds of seat allotment in order to ensure zero vacancy in any of the 97 institutes. Last year, six seat allotment rounds were conducted and the year before that only two rounds were conducted. “We hopefully won’t have to wait till the seventh round to fill up all seats this year,” added the official.