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NIT admissions likely on JEE-Main scores alone from 2016

National Institutes of Technology (NITs) 2016 admissions may be based only JEE-main scores, with a government-appointed panel likely to recommend scrapping of weightage given to marks obtained in board examinations. As per the existing policy, 40 percent weightage is given to board marks and 60 percent to the JEE-Main score for admission to a National Institute of Technology (NITs). A final decision on the issue could come early next month when the HRD minister Smriti Irani chairs a meeting of the NIT council, which would take a call on the committee’s recommendations. ...

Dropouts at IITs, NITs alarming; fee refund for surrendered seats

More than 4,400 students had dropped out of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) in the last three years. The high dropout rate is due to multiple reasons, such as, academic stress, changing of institutions, medical reasons, getting jobs, etc. While a total of 2,060 students dropped out from various IITs from 2012-13 to 2014-15, altogether 2,352 students dropped out from the NITs during the same period, according to information from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The institutes are adopting various...

JEE counseling: CSAB 2015 special round result out; fee refund details

The Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) has published the seat allotment results of the additional special round of counseling for admission into the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) , the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) . To access the seat allotment results, please click here and enter the Joint Entrance Examination Main 2015 (JEE Main 2015) Roll Number as well as Password. Candidates need to directly report in person to the allotted institute with original and one set of...

Additional special round for NIT, IIIT seats extended till Aug 17

The Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) has extended the deadline for the additional special round of counseling for admission into the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) , the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) from Tuesday, August 11 to  Monday, August 17, 2015 , in a bid to fill up the 5,550 vacant seats in the institutes and provide a fair chance to meritorious candidates. All the candidates need to ensure that the payment is made by August 17, as per CSAB. For payment of fee, online...

Special round counseling for NITs, IIITs, GFTIs announced by CSAB

The schedule for the special round of counseling for the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) , the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) has been announced by the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) . To access the details, aspirants may visit the CSAB website http://csab.nic.in . The detailed schedule for the special round of counseling is provided below. Schedule for  special round counseling for NITs, IIITs, GFTIs Activity ...

Class XII score may no more be criteria for engg admission except IITs

The scores of Class XII board examinations may no longer be considered as the basis of granting admission by all the central engineering institutes except the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) , according to a recent recommendation of the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) , subject to approval from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). If accepted, the new policy will be implemented from next year or by 2017. There is also a possibility of the competitive examinations being held earlier than usual next year, as additional time is needed for the admission process,...

JoSAA 2015 counseling concludes; no spot round to be held

The first-ever joint admission process conducted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2015 (JoSAA 2015) , for 87 premier institutes including 18 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) , the Indian School of Mines Dhanbad (ISM Dhanbad) , 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) , 18 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and 18 other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) , has concluded. There will be no Spot Round from JoSAA 2015. As per the business rules of JoSAA 2015, the  seat acceptance fee for  candidates who have been allotted a...

Info about vacant seats in NITs, IIITs, GFTIs after Aug 1: JoSAA 2015

The decision about seats remaining vacant at the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) , Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) will be taken during a meeting of the Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2015 (JoSAA 2015) , scheduled to be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 . Hence, aspirants need to visit the JoSAA website josaa.nic.in or the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) website csab.nic.in after August 1, 2015 for relevant information. The first-ever joint admission process is being conducted by JoSAA...

JEE round 4 seat acceptance/online reporting extended till July 28

The fourth round seat acceptance and online reporting for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) candidates has been extended till 5 pm on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 . The fourth round seat allocation was published by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2015 (JoSAA 2015) on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 . Earlier, seat acceptance for Round 4 was scheduled to be held from Thursday, July 23 to  Sunday, July 26, 2015 . The first-ever joint admission process is being conducted by JoSAA 2015 for 87 premier institutes, including 18 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) , the Indian...

CET-K 2015 second extended round: key instructions for candidates

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has released some important instructions for Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2015 (CET-K 2015) eligible candidates who have been allotted seats as per the second extended round , as mentioned below. Important:  The last late for fee payment for CET-K 2015 eligible candidates who have been allotted seats as per the second extended round has been extended till  Monday, July 27, 2015 . Moreover, the last date for reporting to colleges has been extended to  Tuesday, July 28, 2015  (before 5.30 pm). Choices before...

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