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IITs give consent to Common Online Admission

The common seat allotment process for admission in over 75 government funded technical education institutes now has the backing of the IITs. The proposed move, aimed to expedite the seat allocation process in institutes such as the IITs and the NITs, is expected to achieve its goal by wrapping up the entire process within 15 days.

Because the processes were separate in the past, it took these institutes over a month on average. IITs gave their approval.

While the IITs waved the green flag at the proposed move in a meeting called by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, it is believed that their professors are waiting for the new system to be tried once before the official notification announcing the changes are published in late March.

If implemented, the seat allotment process this year will be based on merit as well as choices filled by students. Students will be allowed to choose as many options as possible for all institutes.

In fact, the process will be more or less similar to the online process used for admission in junior colleges in Mumbai and engineering admission in the state of Maharashtra. However, because the new system will enjoy the superior resources of the IITs and NITs, it is likely to be far more better and foolproof.

“We also have to take into consideration multiple ranks of students and that makes it complicated. So we need to test the process before we release the notification,” said a professor, as reported by the TOI.

“The key to such a system is that students should make the right choices in their forms,” said the professor.

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