Distribution of JoSAA seats: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay remains the most sought after IIT among all at the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) which released the first seat allocation on Friday. Among the top 100 candidates in the JEE-Advanced merit list, IIT Bombay was the first choice for 93 candidates. While 69 of them were able to win the seat after the first round of seat allocation.
According to the information shared by the JEE office, the most number of students among the top 100 JEE rankings won seats in IIT Bombay; it is closely followed by IIT Delhi with 28 applicants and IIT Madras with 3 applicants.
The trend is similar for the top 500 JEE-Advanced candidates. While the first 173 found a seat at IIT Bombay; it is closely followed by IIT Delhi with 127 students in the top 500 JEE-Advanced rankings. While IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur and IIT Kharagpur all have less than 50 among the top 500 applicants.
“A total of 2,14,067 registered for the seat allocation process through JoSAA this year. Out of these 1,95,924 candidates (male: 1,50,551, female: 45,370, third gender: 3) have fulfilled their choices for the seats in the participating institutions,” said Professor Suryanarayana Doolla, Organizing Chair of JEE Advanced 2022.
“Even though IIT Kharagpur has the maximum number of choices ‘because of the number and variety of courses it offers,’ Prof. Doolla said, “IIT Bombay mostly remains the most preferred choice of institutes by the 100 top JEE-Advanced rankings and largely for Computer Science and Engineering,” he added.
Apart from computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering are the branches that have a large number of applications.
A total of 155,538 candidates showed up for the JEE (Advanced) held on August 28. Of that number, 40,712 qualified as the result was declared on 9/11. There were a total of 33,608 girls who appeared for the exam of which 6516 qualified.
According to the seat matrix released by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA), this year there are a total of 16,598 seats up for grabs in the 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), including 1,567 supernumerary seats for female candidates.
A marginal increase in the number of seats from last year’s 1,534 supernumerary seats for female candidates and 16,238 seats in total, in 2021. The JoSAA will hold six rounds of seat allocation this year.