The composition of the elite technological club is altering. Around 60 students in the Top 100 club have been allotted seats in IIT-Bombay , largely in the computer science stream.The count is a tad lower than last year's 67, though. The Top 100 club also saw a few candidates pick electrical engineering and engineering physics.
The computer science stream, though, was the dominant favourite and the four-year course at IIT-B closed at Rank 62. At IIT-Delhi, admissions opened at Rank 3, again in computer science. But the choice for the Top 100 rankers was clear: Seats in three colleges--IITBombay , IIT-Madras and IITDelhi--were lapped up by them.
Computer science (CS) in IIT-Kanpur took Rank 104 after IIT Delhi closed admis sions to CS at Rank 103.Among the younger IITs, Hyderabad was the hot pick among candidates and computer science admissions there opened at Rank 522.
Mechanical engineering opened at Rank 163 in IIT-Madras and IIT-Bombay was opted for by Rank 297.
Data from IIT-Madras revealed that around 1.5 lakh candidates filled their choices through the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) and their total number of choices hovered around 1.7 crore. Of these, 36,114 candidates got seats in the first round across 97 institutes and 11,000 were offered seats in IITs. Close to 18,000 candidates got seats in NITs, around 3,000 in IIITs and 4,000 in other governmentfunded technical institutes.Allotment will go on till July 3.