Owing to IIT JEE Board's multiple counselling sessions, less seats are going vacant this year. As the joint counselling session for IITs, NITs, IIITs, came to an end, it was noticed that only 73 seats were vacant in the IITs, which is lower than the 341 seats from the previous year.
Out of the 73 seats that are vacant this year at the IITs, 38 seats are in IIT-BHU.
Though the number of vacant seats have gone down drastically this year, there are large numnber vacant seats in 2 NITs Jalandhar and Surat respectively with 115 and 110 seats respectively.
All the NITs put togther there are about 1,518 seats that are waiting to be filled. Most of the vacancies are part of state quota. According to Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) the 38 seats still vacant in IIT-BHU belong to non-lucrative branches. The seats in IITs -Bombay , Madras, Kharagpur, Delhi and Kanpur have been occupied without any vacancy left.
Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, which recently made it to the prestigious IIT family has done well with only 23 vacancies left out of total 912 seats.
In case of 20 IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology) run on publicprivate mode, 2,119 out of 2,526 total seats have been filled. Also the 18 institutes that fall under the category of Government funded Technical Institutes (GFITs), of the 3784 seats, only 2610 have been filled.
According to sourse, the government might suggest that a round of spot counselling to fill the vacancies.