Nearly 35,000 students get admissions via JoSAA in top engineering institutes; still 121 seats remain vacant in IITs

New Delhi:  After seven rounds and one special round of seat allocation conducted by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2017, 121 seats are vacant in Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). Out of sanctioned strength of 10,998 seats for 2017-18 Academic Year under various BTech courses in all 23 IITs , 10,867 seats are filled up at the end of all rounds of seat allocation process conducted by JoSAA.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of HRD informed that nearly 35,000 students got admissions in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other Govt Funded Technical Institutions (GFTIs) this year as against 31,700 last year.  A total of 1,279 seats are vacant in IITs/NITs/IIITs and GFTIs now after the end of all rounds of seat allocation process conducted by JoSAA for the academic year 2017-18. The vacant seat ratio (vacant seat upon available seat capacity) has improved to 3.53% for 2017 Vs 9.16% last year. After completion of JoSAA 2016, more than 3,100 seats were vacant while for this year only more than 1200 seats remain vacant.


 The HRD Ministry claimed that the centralized admission process conducted by JoSAA 2017 for 2017-18 after the results of JEE 2017 Exam has seen success.

In all 23 IITs, for 2017, the number of vacant seats increased to 121 compared to 96 seats last year. The drastic improvement in vacant seat ratio was seen in NITs as vacant ratio has been 1.05% in 2017 compared to 8.43% in 2016. Meanwhile a total number of 187 seats remained vacant in all 31 NITs for 2017 while the vacant seat remained at 1,518 seats for 2016.

In IIITs, a total number of vacant seats stood at 37 in 2017 Vs 407 in 2016. In al GFTIs, the vacant seats stood at 934 in 2017 Vs 1174 seats in 2016.  The highest number seats remained vacant in GFTI after all rounds of seat allocation process conducted by JoSAA for AY 2017-18.

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 are be made through this single platform.


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