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IIT-Bombay most sought after campus in JEE Advanced-2015 counselling

Jul 13, 2015 12:52 IST

    IIT-Bombay has been emerged as the most sought-after IIT after the initial rounds of JEE Advanced-2015 counselling. Breaking its own record of last year, 65 out of 100 top rankers secured their seats in IIT- Bombay whereas in 2014, 58 among the top 100 opted for the institute. IIT-Bombay zone has the maximum number of successful candidates (6,838) followed by IIT-Chennai zone (4,921) and IIT-Delhi zone (4,511).
    Computer Science at the IIT-Bombay proved to be the most sought after choice of the JEE toppers. Apart from the first ranker Satvat Jagwani, a lot of other top rankers too have secured a seat for computer science at IIT-Bombay in the joint seat allocation.
    In the joint seat allocation, IIT- Delhi was the next best choice as 30 students among top 100 ranks of JEE Advanced-2015 secure their seats in it. Last year's 36 out of top 100 secured their seats in IIT -Delhi. Very few among the top 100 choose IIT-Madras (3) and IIT-Kanpur (2). IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Roorkee, IIT-Guwahati and the new IITs have not managed to get even a single student from the top 100 ranks.
    Around 25,000 students have registered themselves for IIT seats and around 10,000 students got allotments after the first round of counselling. After the first round, no seat in the IITs is vacant. Around 17,250 students got allotments in the 22 NITs. Only 112 seats are vacant in NITs (National Institute of Technology) in states such as Sikkim, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. 1, 17,238 students appeared for the exam and 26,456 qualified. Across all IIT's, 10,006 seats are available this year.

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