Kolkata: In a bid to add more seats, IITs have decided to raise the number of seats by 460, thus taking the total number of seats to 11,032. The move will help engineering students all across the country to achieve their dream of studying in the most prestigious technology institutes.
The seats will mostly be added in the new IITs. The IITs in Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Jodhpur, Ropar, Indore, Patna, Jammu and Mandi have sent proposals for an increase in intake to their respective senates and the Joint Entrance Examination Board.The final increase in the number of seats for the 2017-18 academic year will be announced by the JEE board once the senates clear these proposals, which, say officials, is the most likely outcome."This shows that these IITs have been able to improve their infrastructure and can now accommodate more students," said Y Udaykumar, co-ordinator of the Joint Seat-Allocation Authority of the IITs and the National Institutes of Technology.