MUMBAI: Not a single seat was left vacant at IIT-Bombay after the second round of seat allotment in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country was held on Friday. All of the institutes’s 929 seats were confirmed.
“There were barely 14 seats left at IIT-B so they were bound to be confirmed in Round Two. Our academic session for the new batch will begin on July 20,” said a professor from IIT-B.
The other two institutes with zero vacancy after Round Two are IIT-Gandhinagar and IIT-Tirupati. As many as 329 seats were confirmed at IITs across the country during the second round.
However, 68 still remain vacant.
After Round Two, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) on Friday released the statistics of vacant seats at IITs, National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other government-funded technical institutes (GFTIs). As many as 10,988 seats were up for grabs in 23 IITs.
After Round Two, there are just two seats left at IIT Delhi, six at IIT Kharagpur, 17 at IIT (BHU) Varanasi. Two seats are vacant at IIT Goa and three at IIT Jammu.
Last year, six rounds were conducted and 76 seats still remained vacant at IITs.
Officials said most of the vacant seats were at the newer IITs and so the JoSAA would conduct seven rounds of admission this year.
“Hopefully not a single seat will go vacant at IITs as well as other institutes this year,” said a JoSAA officia