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Engineering Admissions : JOSAA provides withdrawal option after every round

Published on : 17-Jun-2016 Powered by

Aspirants for seats in the IITs, NITs and other centrally funded technological institutions (CFTIs) will be able to withdraw their admissions after every round if they are unhappy with the seat allotted and if they are not hopeful of getting a better seat in subsequent rounds.


The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JOSAA) for admissions to 92 institutes has decided to provide the withdrawal option after several students were inconvenienced last year when the feature was not available. The seat allotment process is likely to begin from June 24, subject to the availability of class XII scores of the various state boards. The JOSAA portal will go live on Friday with new rules and regulations for the admission process this year.


The authority also decided to include another or more rounds, if time permits, allowing the authority to fill all seats in premier institutes. Last year, the joint seat allocation process began on July 1 after many of the 45 education boards failed to submit students' class XII scores, which is given 40% weightage while calculating JEE (Main) ranks. The authority makes use of JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced) ranks of students for the process. “Since we started late last year, there was no time to conduct four rounds. This year, we plan to start by June 24, which will enable us to include more rounds. We may have four or more rounds this year, which will benefit students with lower ranks to take up seats that are vacant,“ the professor said.


“If students are allotted a seat which is lower on their preference list and would like to opt for a staterun engineering institute closer home, they will be allowed to release the seat. This seat will be made available to students in subsequent rounds. The withdrawal option will benefit students and institutes,“ said the professor.


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