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Mathrubhumi English | 4 July 2017 |

As per the list published by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority, there are 19 vacant seats in IIT Madras, 8 in IIT Palakkad and 223 in NIT Calicut.

New Delhi: After Round 1 allotment and seat acceptance period in connection with IIT,NIT and other centrally-funded technical institutes, 6799 seats are lying vacant. As per the list published by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority, there are 19 vacant seats in IIT Madras, 8 in IIT Palakkad and 223 in NIT Calicut. The result of Round 1 allotment was published on 28th June 2017. The candidates are directed to report at the reporting centre to confirm seat acceptance. The reporting time ended on 3 July 2017. The allotment was conducted for admission to 36,208 seats in 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs) and candidates accepted 29,415 allotted seats. There is no vacant seat in Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay which was the most sought after course and IIT. However, there are 3 vacant seats in Aerospace Engineering and 5 vacant seats in Engineering Physics at IIT Bombay. The second round of allotment will be announced on 4th July 2017 at 5 pm.

The list vacant seats in IIT Madras, IIT Palakkad and NIT Calicut are as follows:

*IIT Madras:* Aerospace Engineering- 2 Engineering Physics- 1 Mechanical Engineering- 2 Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering-1 Biological Engineering- 2 Civil Engineering- 1 Mechanical Engineering- 1 Biological Sciences- 5 Physics- 4

*IIT Palakkad* Computer Science and Engineering- 3 Electrical Engineering- 4 Mechanical Engineering- 1

*National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut * Bio Technology- 21 Chemical Engineering- 24 Civil Engineering- 43 Computer Science and Engineering- 32 Electronics and Communication Engineering- 21 Engineering Physics- 7 Mechanical Engineering- 29 Electrical and Electronics Engineering- 29 Production Engineering- 7 Architecture- 10 – Courtesy

Nearly 400 seats still vacant across IITs after first round of admissions – Times of India ,  Yogita Rao | TNN | Jul 5, 2017 |

MUMBAI: Almost 400 students who have been allotted seats in the premier IITs in the first round of admissions, have not accepted the seats this year. Despite the increase in the number of seats by 500 this year, the number of vacancies in the IITs after the first round dropped from last year’s 566 to 397 as more students qualified in the entrance test.  While a majority of the vacant seats are from larger institutes, including IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-BHU Varanasi, the leading ones like IIT-Bombay, Delhi, Madras and Kanpur have 14-30 seats vacant, which will be filled in the subsequent rounds. The second round of admissions will begin on Wednesday.  Of the top 100 rankers in JEE (Advanced) this year, only about 53 have reported to IIT-B in the first round. The numbers have dropped from last year’s 67 top rankers who were allotted seats at the Powai institute. Among the top 36 who have accepted seats at IIT-B, three are girls—they have all opted for computer science and engineering. In all, 90 girls have accepted seats at IIT-B alone in the first round.

 Of the 14 seats vacant at the institute after the first round, five are in engineering physics and three in aerospace engineering. “These vacancies do not matter much as the seats are usually filled in the second and third rounds. Many students have qualified this year and the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will be conducting seven rounds. Though seats in IITs will be filled by the fourth round itself,” said a professor from the institute.  IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-BHU Varanasi run more courses and therefore, have more vacant seats. The newer IITs, which offer only three to four courses, have single-digit vacant seats after the first round.   JoSAA conducts admissions to seats in IITs, NITs, IIITs and Government-Funded Technological Institutes. Of the total 36,208 seats allotted in the first round, 29,415 students have accepted their seats, leaving 6,799 vacant. – Courtesy     /          JoSAA 2017   –  www.josaa.nic.in/
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