All the IITs filled their vacant undergraduate seats across 23 campuses

  • The IITs have enrolled as many as 13,604 students in undergraduate courses this year.
  • The institute has filled all the vacant seats in its 23 campuses across the country.
  • This includes the 620 seats allocated to the economically weaker sections (EWS).
  • In 2018, almost 118 seats were left empty.
India’s premier Indian Institute of Technology(IITs) enrolled students in Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech), filling all the vacant seats in its 23 campuses across the country, according to the Human Resource and Development Ministry (MHRD).

The IITs have enrolled as many as 13,604 students in undergraduate courses this year. This means that nearly 620 seats, which were allocated to the economically weaker sections(EWS) category was also filled this year, The Indian Express reported.

This has happened for the first time in five years. In 2018, almost 118 seats were left empty, compared to 110 during the previous year.

“In order to minimise the vacancies in IITs, NITs and other Centrally-Funded Technical institutions (CFTIs), the HRD ministry had constituted a committee to recommend suitable measures,” BusinessLine reported citing HRD ministry.

The committee has suggested to introduce helplines that can help students in making career choices and review seats on the basis of employment opportunities for future and infrastructure.

In the last two years, 2,461 students dropped out of Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) — including the students pursuing postgraduate courses. Almost half of the students, 1,400 of them, who quit are from IIT’s Delhi and Kharagpur campuses.

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