IITs add 569 seats for 2016 admission year; total intake for 23 IITs goes up to 10,575.

With 4 new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) participating in JEE Advanced this year, the total number of seats at the premier league of engineering institutions has gone up by 569 for admission year 2016. With the new additions in the elite club from this year, seat intake at these institutes of national importance has gone up to a total of 10,575 from the existing 10,006 seats. The four new IITs that are participating in JoSAA 2016 include – IIT Chhattisgarh, IIT Goa, IIT Jammu and IIT Karnataka.

According to the official data of JEE Advanced 2016, a total of 23 IITs, including ISM Dhanbad will offer admissions to undergraduate engineering programmes at 569 more seats from the academic year 2016-17 onwards. Out of these 569 seats, 420 seats will be offered by the 4 new IITs, while the remaining seats will be offered by some of the existing IITs, which have added a few more undergraduate engineering seats this year.

As per the IIT officials, this year, IIT Dharwad (Karnataka) and IIT Bhilai (Chhatisgarh) will commence classes with 120 B. Tech seats each, while IIT Jammu and IIT Goa will begin the session with 90 seats each. For seat intake at these 4 IITs, see the table below.

New IIT with seat intake

S. No. IIT Seat Intake (2016)
1. IIT Bhilai (Chhattisgarh) 120
2. IIT Dharwad (Karnataka) 120
3. IIT Jammu 90
4. IIT Goa 90

Besides these 4 new IITs offering seats to B. Tech aspirants, as many as 11 IITs have made some changes in seat intake where 7 IITs have added more seats to B. Tech programmes, whereas 4 have reduced the total number of seats offered to B.Tech aspirants.

NARAYANA brings you status of total number of seats offered by different IITs as per the latest official data as on June 12, 2016.
Change in seat intake at different IITs:

S. No. IIT Seat intake 2015 Seat intake 2016 Difference
1. IIT Indore 120 260 +140
2. IIT Bhubaneswar 180 260 +80
3. IIT Gandhinagar 150 180 +30
4. IIT Ropar 130 155 +25
5. IIT Hyderabad 220 240 +20
6. IIT Mandi 145 150 +5
7. IIT Pallakad 120 123 +3
8. IIT Roorkee 1030 970 -60
9. IIT Guwahati 660 615 -45
10. IIT Kanpur 853 827 -26
11. ISM Dhanbad 935 912 -23

Among the IITs which offer more UG engineering seats this year, IIT Indore has added 140 seats. Other IITs which have increased seat intake for B. Tech admissions in 2016 include IIT Bhubaneswar (+80), IIT Gandhinagar (+30), IIT Ropar (+25), IIT Hyderabad (+20), IIT Mandi (+5) and IIT Pallakad (+3).

In contrast, the IITs that have reduced their intake for 2016 include IIT Roorkee (-60), IIT Guwahati (-45), IIT Kanpur (-26) and ISM Dhanbad (-23).

In 2015, a total of 19 IITs and ISM Dhanbad offered admissions to 10,006 undergraduate engineering seats, whereas this year the total seat intake across 23 IITs and ISM Dhanbad will be 10,575. Admissions to these many B.Tech seats will be offered through counselling and seat allotment conducted by Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2016 or JoSAA. JoSAA is a joint counselling process for admissions into IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. The body was formed in 2015 comprising representatives from Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) and Joint Admission Board (JAB) with a view to reduce the number of seats going vacant at the prestigious engineering institutes.

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