All seats at IIT-Delhi filled up ahead of time
New Delhi: IIT Delhi has filled up all its seats by admitting 912 students at the end of its fourth counselling session on Friday.
The counselling session began on July 11 after two days of no admissions when the process was stopped temporarily because of a Madras high court directive. A single-judge bench of Madras high court had ordered the institute to suspend its seat allocation process. IIT then filed an appeal challenging the order, which came in their favour.
The institute decided to keep the number of counselling rounds for a student exactly the same as earlier, so they decided to work in a 12-hour shift from 8am to 8pm to cater to each potential candidate.
The institute has 851 regular seats and 59 supernumerary ones, taking the total to 910. This year, admissions have exceeded by two seats. “We have three more rounds of counselling sessions left,” said Aditya Mittal, professor and chairman of Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced at IIT Delhi.
Numerous parents and candidates had requested for the same timings as they had finalised their travel bookings according to the start of sessions at different IITs. “We also took cognisance of our academic session that will start as scheduled earlier,” Mittal said.
Mittal said that the parents and candidates are reaching the campus well before 8am and “cooperating with the institute” for the ses- more rounds of admission counselling left sions. This has made the process smooth.
While 912 students have got admission, there are 525 who have opted for “freeze” or “slide” of their seats.
A seat is frozen when candidates fix their allocated academic programme at an IIT, while slide is when a candidate is open to accept any academic programme at the particular IIT of his/her choice.
The three remaining counselling sessions will be held till July 18 and candidates have till 5pm on July 17 to withdraw their applications.