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As the admission process of premier IITs is coming to an end after the last round of allotment of seats, it is found that 92 seats still remain vacant. 20th July 2016 was the last day for students to confirm their admission into the institute of their choice. At the end of the sixth round, 293 seats were allotted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA), out of which only 201 students took the admission leaving 92 seats vacant.
427 students had withdrawn their admission from IITs and NIT at the end of the fifth round of admission. JoSAA officials revealed that all the seats were allotted once again in the sixth round of admissions.
“There was no clear picture of how many students would finally accept the seats. Most of the vacant seats were from the new IITs. Students did not take admission into the new NITs due to the far-off location of the institutes. Seats for NITs located in the North Eastern part of India had no demand. Two seats of IIT Roorkee also remain vacant,” said an official of JoSAA.
Highlights of IIT Admissions
- All seats from which students withdrew admission were allotted to new students in every round
- The number of withdrawals from admissions is still increasing
- At the end of fifth round, 243 students withdrew their admissions
- By the end of sixth round of admissions, over 180 seats in NITs had no takers
- At the end of last round, 4,000 seats were allocated in the NITs
- 20th July was the last day for admissions into the premier engineering institutes for the students
An official of JEE said that within a few days, it will be clear as to how many seats are still vacant. It is also certain that a lot of students have given away the seats offered to them at the new IITs.