At the end of the admission session in IITs, 16,635 seats have been allotted across 23 institutes after six rounds of the Joint Seat Allotment Authority’s (JoSA) counseling process that ended last month. Even as there are still some vacancies in smaller IITs, data shows that more than the cumulative seat allotment capacity – 16,598 – was announced at the start of the admission process.
According to the data shared by the office of Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced)-2022 at the IIT Bombay, out of 16,635 allotments, 3,310 are female candidates, including those adjusted against the supernumerary seats. Also, 102 seats have been labelled as preparatory candidates.
Only six IITs Jodhpur, Ropar, Dharwad, Jammu, (BHU) Varanasi, and (ISM) Dhanbad have a few vacant seats. Most other IITs, especially Bombay, Delhi, Kharagpur and Madras, have additional allotment.
“This is a general trend in IITs…the seat allotment at the end of the process is higher than the capacity announced initially. This happens because of conditions such as tie-breaking candidates, supernumerary seats for foreign candidates, and other aspects,” explained a professor from IIT Delhi.
This year, 66 candidates with foreign nationality have been allotted seats. Highest, 31 of them have been allotted seats in IIT Bombay, whereas IIT Madras is close second with 23 such candidates. In the distribution of top 1,000 rankers of the JEE Advanced-qualified candidates, IIT Bombay has the highest number with an intake of 246 of them. It is followed by IIT Delhi with 210 candidates.
Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA)
The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2022 has been set up by the Ministry of Education [erstwhile Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD)] to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions to 114 institutes for the academic year 2022-23. This includes 23 IITs, 31 NITs, IIEST Shibpur, 26 IIITs and 33 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs). Admission to all the academic programs offered by these Institutes will be made through a single platform.