Counselling for admissions to the undergraduate engineering courses to the 16 Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, commenced at the IIT-Madras and seven other IITs across the nation on Thursday.
As many as 400 candidates attended the counselling sessions at the IIT-M on the first day.
The counselling was based on a seat allocation that was announced on July 3. Candidates who had written their examination in the JEE south zone turned up at the IIT-M and secured provisional admissions.
Speaking to Express, director of Joint Entrance Examination-2013 (JEE-2013) R Sarathi said that the counselling for the OBC and PWD (persons with disability) category candidates was being conducted on July 4 and 5 and for the SC/ ST category candidates it would be held on July 6, while for other batches it would be held over the next two days.
While the first round of counselling would be wound up by July 8, the second and third rounds would be completed by July 15.
“Candidates who successfully cleared the JEE (Advanced) will have indicated their preference for courses following the announcement of results, based on which decision would be taken on the allocation of seats.
This would be followed by a document verification process as well as a medical verification in case of a candidate with disability,” he explained.
The candidates had to log in the website of the JEE and indicate their choices for courses offered by the sixteen IITs and ISM, Dhanbad, between June 24-30.
It has been decided that for this year, the seat allotment in IITs and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) would be done independently as was done in earlier years.
The admission criteria has been changed this year. Students must be among the top 20 percentile holders in their Class XII board examination and categories.