After the release of ranks by CBSE of the JEE (Main) examination and a week’s delay to begin the joint seat allocation for IIT and NIT together, it finally began on 01 July 2015. CBSE released the JEE(Main) ranks to the Central Seat Allocation Board on Tuesday night and the registration portal opened for students at 3 am in the morning on Wednesday. On the first day itself, around 58,000 students registered and filled almost 21 lakh choices in them all. From the total filled registrations, 13,000 came for 5.6lakh choices in IITs.
The National Informatics Centre checked the data provided by CBSE with the JEE (Advanced) after CBSE made the rank of JEE (Main) public. Upon the upload of the data, the website opened for students to begin registration process. For the joint seat allocation process, all the 13 lakh students who had appeared for JEE (Main) examination could register. The ranks were initially decided to get out by June 24 from CBSE and the process was scheduled to begin from June 25. But due to the delay of CBSE on taking out the JEE (Main) ranks the process got delayed thrice.
Due to the delay, the academic session has been pushed by almost a week now. According to one IIT Director, the students who would come this year at the IIT campuses might have to deal with extra lectures on weekends in order to cope up with the syllabus. On the first day the online registration process went smooth with very minor hitches on the part of students which got addressed immediately by the redresses cell.
According to an advisory posted for students on JoSAA site by IIT-B Director, Devang Khakhar , “Choose the academic programmes wisely and rationally. It is important that you enter a sufficient number of choices.. You should opt for an academic programme that you have an interest in and in which you have an intrinsic flair. Don’t be swayed by the current placement trends-these can change with time… IITs allow ‘change of branch’: it is possible to switch to the academic programme of your choice if you perform academically well in your first year.”