Engineering aspirants in India will have a common seat allotment process this year though a single, unified website. Candidates’ ranking in both JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced) will be considered during the online seat allotment.
In order to take all concerned parties on board with the decision, the ministry of Human Resources and Development (HRD) has called a meeting of the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and National Institute of Technology (NITs). A final notification about the move is likely to be made available by March 31, 2015.
Many professors from the IITs, however, aren’t fully prepared to accept such a suggestion and they will give their consent to the proposed changes only after the details are thoroughly discussed in the meeting.
If the move gets a final nod, students will require filling a common form for their choices. This means this year, a student could have the option of choosing his first and second choices as Electrical Engineering in IIT-Bombay and IIT-Kanpur respectively while the third choice can be NIT-Silchar and so on and so forth.
This year, once the process is finalized, students will have to fill a common form for their choices. This year, a student’s first and second choices can be computer science at IIT-Bombay and IIT-Delhi respectively, and third choice can be the same course at NIT-Surathkal and so on and so forth, said a professor.
This year, IIT-Bombay has been designated the role of organizing institute among the premium IITs. Devang Khakhar, Director of IIT-Bombay, said: “We have been working on it for a year. The notification on how the students will have to fill their options and the details on the process of allotment using both the ranks will be released by the end of this month.”
“The details should be acceptable to all. Over 13 lakh students will be part of the common process. There has to be an algorithm that needs to be worked out to carry out such a complicated process,” said an IIT professor, as reported by the TOI.