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1518 seats vacant in NITs; Few Takers For IIT-BHUwww.Opasis.com
At the end of this year's joint counselling for IITs, NITs, IIITs and other government-funded technical institutes, only 73 vacancies are left in IITs, bulk of them (38) in IIT-BHU.
In case of NITs (National Institutes of Technology), there are 1,518 vacancies.
An HRD source said most of the vacancies are part of state quota. However, huge vacancies in two prominent NITs Jalandhar and Surat --have become a cause of concern. In NIT-Surat, there are still 115 seats while the one in Jalandhar has 110 vacant seats. So both these NITs have over 10% seats waiting to be filled.
Vacancies in many NITs in northeast are being ascribed to reluctance of students from other parts of country to join there.
Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) found that the 38 seats still vacant in IIT-BHU belong to branches that are no longer lucrative. Most of the first generation IITs -Bombay , Madras, Kharagpur, Delhi and Kanpur are not left with any vacancy.
Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, which recently made it to the prestigious IIT family has done well with only 23 vacancies left out of total 912 seats.
In case of 20 IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology) run on public private mode, 2,119 out of 2,526 total seats have been filled.
Most worrying is the state of 18 institutes that fall under the category of Government funded Technical Institutes (GFITs). Of the 3784 seats, only 2610 have been filled.
Sources said the government might suggest a round of spot counselling to fill the vacancies.
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