IIT's to increase student intake by 5 per cent
IIT's Joint Admission Board agrees to expand number of seats from 10,572 to 11,000.
Recently, IIT's Joint Admission Board (JAB) met up and unanimously decided to increase their total student intake by 5 per cent. The Board has decided to increase the number of students from 10,572 in the current academic session to 11,000 seats in 2017.
All the chairpersons of all the 23 IITs attended the meeting and accepted the increase in 528 seats. However, a few of the older institutions were apprehensive as they would not be able to immediately increase the intake with their current infrastructure.
Also, the cut-off for the aggregate marks in Class 12 for SC/ST candidates has been brought down from 70 per cent to 65 per cent in JEE advanced 2017. This has been done to increase the chances of their admissions in IITs.
In the recent past, IITs JAB had added 10 per cent more seats for foreign students.