67 of 100 JEE top rankers this year picked IIT-Bom­bay

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Shreya Bhandary shreya.bhandary@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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