Registration, picking IIT of choice online finally starts
The declaration of All India Rank List of IIT–JEE (Main) late Tuesday night by CBSE finally led to the commencement of the online admission procedure, registration and picking of institutes of choice from among the IITs, NITs and Govt. Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) at 3 am on Wednesday.
Since CBSE could not publish the rank list on time, the registration process has to be delayed twice. The waiting for announcement of results by certain state boards was the reason that led to the delay in publishing the rank list by CBSE, the Board which conducts JEE. IITs give 60% weightage to JEE rank and 40% to the board exam marks for admission. Around 30,000 students filled in their choices of institutes by noon on Wednesday. The two new IITs in Palakkad and Tirupati, which will be functioning from the first week of August, were chosen by a fair number of students.
JEE (Advanced), IIT-M, chairman Prof S Sundar said, "Joint engineering admissions were brought in as many seats were going vacant when students decided to drop the seat when they got into other institutes". "Since there the IITs have no waiting list, seats go to waste if they are abandoned by students," he said.
Almost 26,456 candidates are eligible for the admission to 18 IITs, 31 NITs, 18 IIITs, ISM and 18 other GFTIs.