IIT first merit list declared on July 1- Older IITs a preferred choice for students

Jul 2014 Source: DNA

The allocation of the seats under different IITs and Indian school of Mines Dhanbad will start the admission on July 1, 2014, Tuesday.  The Counselling for IITs is carried out by Joint Admission Board (JAB). The last date to confirm the seats and submission of the fees is July 4 for the first round of seat allocation.

JAB will conclude the admission process by July 14. The students who could not secure a seat in the first list can wait for the second and the third lists which is scheduled to be released on July 7 and July 12 respectively.

The 28 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) will take admissions on the basis of JEE Main Score and class 12 marks in the ratio of 60:40, however the admission in the IITs will end in judt two weeks. CBSE which conducts JEE Main has not declared the ranks for JEE Main Rank till now.

Older IITs the preferred choice for students

There are total 16 IITs in the country out of them 8 IITs were established in 2008 after the Union Government's decision to increase the number of premier education bodies in the country. The most preferred IITs according to the professors are still the old ones which are –Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Madras, Kharagpur, while the 8 newly established IITs have remained the least preferred one among the students. >> Check the list of participating institutes in JEE Advanced 2014

Intermediates like IIT Roorkee and IIT Guwahati have exceeded in student's preference for admission because of the rankings in top 100 universities in Asia list. >> 10 Indian Universities have ranked in top 100 THE Asia University Ranking

The new established IITs lack infrastructure facilities & the teaching staff

The new IITs that were established 7 years ago have some disappointing areas like the insufficiency of teachers, poor infrastructure and most of them are running in the temporary campuses and most of them are located in remote areas. These IITs have not been able to fill the vacancy for teachers according to the RTI report that surfaced last year. In terms of placements some of the NITs have taken over the IITs despite the students in NITs being three times than the IITs.

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