At the end of the fourth round of counselling, there is just one seat left at the IITs this year.
Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) has released the data for seat vacancy after round four of allotment on Friday . A total of 412 seats in the 91 participating institutes are still vacant. Out of them one is from the IIT. JoSAA conducts counselling and admission in engineering courses at 93 participating institutes (IITs, NITs and 20 GFTIs).
The lone vacant seat left to be filled in the fifth round of counselling is from the ST category . Last year, after the final round of counselling (sixth), 76 seats in the IITs across India remained vacant.
After a brief halt on the engineering counselling by SC, JoSAA resumed the counselling after the SC vacated the stay on July 10. At round three of the counselling a total of 2,272 seats were vacant of which 42 are from various IITs across the country .
After the end of the second round of allotment there were no vacant seats at IIT Bombay , and two category seats have gone vacant after the end of third round. There were few seats at IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Gandhinagar that remained unfilled after the third round.
At the end of the third round at IIT Kharagpur, there were seven seats in different engineering streams that remained vacant. There are a total of over 11,000 seats across the IITs.
Majority of the seats that remained vacant after the third round were for the reserved category candidates.