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In a recent decision, Panel suggested IIT Joint Admission Board to allow admission withdrawal option once at the end of the second round of IITs and NITs.
Among others, the admission committee has also suggested that seats vacant in any course in IITs should be carried forward for admissions to the first year B. Tech programme the following year. This will mean, if three of the 110 seats are vacant in B. Tech computer science programme at IIT-Bombay this year for any reason, 113 seats will be made available for students in 2016. The recommendations were submitted in their final admission report submitted to the board last month.
An official said that the joint seat allocation process was quite successful this year for IITs as less than 50 seats were vacant at the end of it. "But if all seats need to be filled in IITs and NITs, then we need to hold more rounds. For this, we will have to start the process early," he said to media. This year, IITs carried out three rounds of ad missions, while NITs had four.
Students this year also complained that there was no option to withdraw admission in the joint seat allocation process.
Devang Khakhar, director of IIT-Bombay who was co-chairman of JoSAA 2015, confirmed suggestions were made to the admission board but are yet to be accepted. IIT-Guwahati will represent IITs in JoSAA 2016 along with an NIT.