New Delhi: The proposal of the Centre to develop a Joint Seat Acceptance Committee for admissions to undergraduate (UG) programmes in the IITs (The Indian Institutes of Technology) and NITs (National Institutes of Technology) will not be brought into force in the current session of 2013 owing to delay in the release of cut-off marks and the counselling procedure.
According to the information, the Centre’s decision to make the committee was taken in June, 2013. This decision to form the committee was made with the view of ensuring that there is no blocking of seats and no seat goes vacant in IITs after the counselling process is completed.
Sources said though the decision of forming the committee was taken last month, delay in declaration of cut-offs and the counselling process in JEE Mains have come in the way of implementing the proposal.
However, the counselling for students to the IITs is already started, the process for the admission to NITs has just commenced. With the introduction of a new format for admissions to the centrally-Funded Technical Institutes from this year, the new proposal is presented. The students are already in confusion about getting admission after the implementation of the normalisation process.
According to a notification issued by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, candidates who are offered seats through JEE (Advanced) 2013 or thorough Central Seat Allocation Board 2013 will be shown the results of the seat allocation through a joint portal which shall be coordinated by the committee.
The role of the committee would incorporate identifying the candidates who are offered a seat only by one of the boards or by both. If a candidate is provided two seats, taking the choice of the candidate to which seat is to be returned by the candidate and which one is retained would be conveyed to the respective boards.
IIT Delhi will act as secretariat for the seven-member committee, while Professor G B Reddy, IIT Delhi, will head as its chairman.