By Rudra Narayan Sahoo, Mumbai: More than 10.20 lakh students applied JEE Main 2017 with a hope to crack a seat in any Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Finally, out of these only 50,455 candidates are able to clear JEE Advanced 2017 exam, the second round pan India test for admission to BTech programmes in IITs. However, the dream run for cracking a seat in any IITs does not end here as for the academic year 2017-18, a total of 10,998 seats available for admission under various BTech programmes in all 23 IITs.
Hence, JEE-IIT exam is considered as one of the toughest test in the world. Last year the total number seats were 10,572 for the same courses in all 23 IITs. As per the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) seat matrix report, the total number seats available for IITs under BTech courses stand at 10,998 for AY 2017-18, which is 4% higher than last year.
Out of these total 10,998 seats, IIT Kharagpur has the highest seat capacity with 1,341 seats for AY 2017-18 under various BTech programmes (4-years and 5-year dual degree programmes). IIT BHU Varanasi has the second highest seats among all 23 IITs with 1,090 seats. IIT Roourkee has the third highest figure with 975 seats while IIT Bombay stands fourth in terms of highest number of seats with 929 seats under all BTech programmes for AY 2017-18. The detailed list of seats capacity by each IITs is given at the bottom of the story.
Now the qualified candidates of JEE Advanced 2017, will have to register at the common admission and counseling system known as Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2017 platform. Online registration and choice filling commences from 10 AM on 15 June 2017 to 5 PM on 26 June 2017.
The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2017 has been set up by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions to 97 institutes for the academic year 2017-18. This includes 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs). Admission to all the academic programs offered by these Institutes will be made through a single platform.
Seat Capacity under BTech Programmes in all 23 IITs
(Source: Seat Matrix of JoSAA 2017)
|Seriel No||Name of IITs||No of Seats|
|16||IIT (BHU) Varanasi||1090|
|19||IIT (ISM) Dhanbad||912|