Over 3000 seats allotted under JoSAA lay vacant at IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs, indicating to a major process flaw in JoSAA business rules that had been shrouded in controversy ever since the joint seat allocation process began for the premier engineering colleges in the first week of July, 2015.
CSAB coordinator Prof MP Singh confirmed that more than 3000 seats at NITs, IIITs and GFTIs are laying vacant as students who had accepted seats have not reported finally to their respective institutions.
“More than 3000 seats lay vacant in NITs, IIITs and GFTIs as the session begins in the institutes now,” confirmed by the CSAB coordinator. He said that 1st August meeting will review this and accordingly take (take with a grain of salt idiom synonym) a decision on the fate of vacant seats. Asked whether there would be any spot round now, he said that there is a possibility but it can be confirmed only after the meeting of August 1 of JoSAA officials.
Earlier, Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) had notified on July 30 that it will be holding a meeting on August 1 for taking decision about seats remaining vacant in NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. The decision came after many participants desired to surrender their seats and sought refund of the fees that they had submitted while accepting a seat under JoSAA.
As per the earlier announced schedule JoSAA has allowed 3 rounds of seat allocation for IITs. There was an additional round for NITs, IIITs, GFTIs. The third round of seat allocation had ended on July 21 and the fourth round was over with July 28 as extended deadline for seat acceptance.
JoSAA conducted seat allocation process for a total of 10006 seats at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) altogether and the total number of 23,359 seats across 32 NITs, 18 IIITs and 18 GFTIs.