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ISM Dhanbad to Become IIT Next Year but Faces Vacant Seat Problem

The Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad which is soon going to be upgraded to Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is facing severe problem of vacant seats, indicating a rapid decline in the popularity among the students. The conversion is going to take place from the next academic year.

Mar 17, 2015 12:10 IST
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The Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad which is soon going to be upgraded to Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is facing severe problem of vacant seats, indicating a rapid decline in the popularity among the students. The conversion is going to take place from the next academic year.

Presently, those who crack the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced exam, seat for a common counseling for admissions both in IIT and that of ISM, Dhanbad. The number of students joining ISM, Dhanbad after the joint counseling has gone significantly down in last few years. In 2012, when the number of students admitted to ISM was 931, it bogged down to 850 in 2013. In 2014, the number dipped even further and only 750 students took admission in ISM.

ISM also allows spot admissions which allow them to fill the vacant seats. Once the students who have cracked their JEE Advanced exams and go through counseling, ISM invites students who didn’t get through to the IITs to fill their seats. They give newspaper ads to invite students to apply for their courses. In 2012, 121 students got admissions in ISM through spot admission but the number of seats that were left was 23. In 2012, finally 169 students got the chance of spot admissions and 8 seats remained vacant. Last year the number rose to 210, who took spot admissions, suggesting the lack in students roping in through counseling in ISM.

Another interesting fact that came forward was that all the spot admissions were done for B. Tech , M. Tech and Dual B.Tech & M.Tech courses and there were no takers for the B.Sc or M.Sc courses.

Important Points

  • ISM is soon going to be upgraded to Indian Institute of Technology
  • The conversion is going to take place from the next academic year
  • Students who crack JEE Advanced exam, seat for a common counseling for admissions both in IIT and that of ISM, Dhanbad

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