Good news for students who want to do engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). With the next academic session, at least one thousand additional seats will be increased in 23 IITs across the country, which will give more students an opportunity to study from this prestigious institute. The Senate of the new IIT institutions will send this new proposal to increase additional seats soon for approval by the Joint Admission Board (JAB), which is authorized to take a decision on this matter.
A senior official of the Human Resources Development Ministry said that the increased number of seats will be in new campuses like IIT Mandi, Hyderabad, Ropar, Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar, Indore and Gandhinagar. But seats in the old campus like IIT Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur and Kharagpur are also likely to increase, although the increase in seats in these institutions will be less. The official said that construction work in new campuses of IITs is going on very fast, so that more students from the next session can get admission in these institutes. Increasing one thousand additional seats will increase the number of students studying in IITs to about 12 thousand. Currently, 10,998 students study in 23 IITs across the country.
Special seats for girls
Another senior official of the Human Resource Development Ministry said that special seats for girls in IIT will be marked from the next academic session. This will increase the presence of girls in IITs. In the ratio of total students studying in IIT, the number of girls is only 8 percent. This year, IIT's Joint Admission Board (JAB) had decided to increase the seats of girls to 14 seats i.e, 600 seats. This has risen the number of seats allocated for girls in IIT to 1440. Now the Human Resources Development Ministry wants to increase it further.
Option to eliminate unpopular courses
In this academic session, about 400 seats were increased in IITs across the country. Although despite seven rounds of counseling, 121 seats remained vacant. While 96 seats were vacant in the last academic session, there were only 50 seats vacant in 2015. An official of the Human Resource Development Ministry said that IIT has the option to eliminate unpopular courses to fill the vacant seats. Instead, seats for popular and more scope-oriented courses can be increased. However no decision has been taken in this regard yet.
JEE Advance, 2018 website launched
Www.jeeadv.ac.in, the official website of the JEE Advanced Examination to be organized in 2018, has been started. This time IIT Kanpur has the responsibility to conduct JEE Advanced Examination. This examination will be held on May 20, 2018. This time this test will be completely online. According to reports, the examination will be held in two sessions. The examination will contain 2 papers - Paper One and Paper Two. The scheduled time for both paper exams is 3 hours. Let us know that 159540 students took part in JEE Advanced examination this year.