67 of 100 JEE top rankers this year picked IIT-Bombay
The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) has emerged a popular choice among students once again this year. Of the 100 top-rank holders in the Joint Entrance ExaminationAdvanced (JEE-Adv), 67 have opted to join IIT-B, 28 have joined IIT-Delhi and five have joined IIT-Madras. The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) announced the first round of seat allocation for the 22 IITs, along with 80-odd other central government-funded technical institutes on Thursday.
According to the JoSAA, the top 23 rank holders have all been placed in IIT-B, while the lowestranked candidate at the institute stood 4,410. At IIT-Delhi, the highest ranking candidate stood 24th in the JEE-Adv list, while the lowest ranker stood 4,723, followed by IIT-Madras, where the highest and lowest ranks were 62 and 7,523 respectively.
The four new IITs introduced into admission season this year — Bhilai, Goa, Jammu and Dharwad, along with other new IITs such as IIT-Palakkad and IIT-Tirupati — have rank holders ranging from 2,577 to 7,176.
“Each and every seat available under the 22 IITs have been allotted to students, not a single seat remains vacant at this point. Over the next five days, if students withdraw admissions, then we will have more seats to be filled in the second round,” said Dr KV Krishna, organising chairman, JEE (advanced) 2016, from IIT-Guwahati. This year, 33,581 candidates had registered for 9,660 seats in 22 IITs alone and had filled in 41.68 lakh choices online in their option forms.