Engineering courses admissions to these colleges had already started. Now some of the seats are vacant still.
The general category seats in IITs would be left vacant after the first round of counselling.
Getting admissions in IITS is arguably more difficult than getting into the top engineering colleges or universities around the world.
TOI reports that as many as 769 students have refused to join the premier institutes claiming that they don't have faith in the new IITs announced by the government. Some of the students have said that they've been allotted seats in not-so-popular engineering disciplines.
Admissions into these institutes are carried through the JEE Advanced 2013 entrance exam scores.
Around 1.26 lakhs candidates applied for JEE Advanced exam for available 10,000 engineering seats for admissions.
JEE (Advanced)-2013 exam is conducted for admissions to undergraduate programmes at all Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, was held on Sunday, 2nd June, 2013.
Usually, reserved category engineering seats would go vacant, but now general category seats are vacant.
However, this time the general category seats are vacant along with the reserved category seats.
The second round of admissions will begin on Wednesday and the IITs hope that the general category seats will be filled quickly. JEE (Advanced) chairman, H.C. Gupta said that hundreds of seats are available for the students of all categories.
Indian School Of Mines, Dhanbad has most vacant seats this year, IT-BHU (now an IIT) on the other hand has very few vacant seats. Until couple of years ago, the IITs never had to conduct a second round of admissions to fill up the seats, as all the seats would fill up in the first round itself.
The new IITs announced by the government of India haven't been successful in attracting students. These IITs have no track record and it looks like the students are preferring NITs and other top colleges over the brand IIT.
Candidates who have been provisionally offered a seat for the first time at any IIT/ISM in the second round of course allocation are required to appear for document verification at their Zonal IITs (IIT where you sent your registration form).
They must bring all the documents as given in the Counselling Brochure.
Also, JEE board has announced the second round of seat allocation results.