Students With 6.1 Percent Also Eligible for Admission in IIT’s

New Delhi, 16th July 2015

 IIT institutes all set to give a shock with its unexpected move of lowering the admission percentage cut off to as low as 6.1 percent.  More than 600 students aspiring to opt for engineering have not taken the seat at IIT despite having cleared JEE (Advanced) examination. As a consequence, one of the apex bodies of technical institutions are now willing to lower the bar of admissions in order to comprise people from weaker strata of the society too. The IIT’s will now be admitting students with low scores of 31 out of 504 or those with a  percentage as low as 6.1 in order to fill the vacant seats.

JEE Advanced is undoubtedly a tough exam with negative marking that has led to only a few numbers of students clearing the cut off. IIT’s has to thus low the bar for qualifying in the general category from 35 percent to 24.5 percent. As per the reserved categories of students, the percentage criterion has been reduced to 12.25 percent.

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A third category that has been put forward the students will be sent for a preparatory course ensures that they have got at least 6.1 percent. The IIT’s now have undertaken the new criteria for admissions and have apparently admitted students in the preparatory program across 18 institutes. Earlier, the students were absorbed in to the B. Tech program and they are required to undergo through one year long preparatory course. The qualifying marks are being curtailed and 31 students who have qualified in JEE Advanced were eligible for the seats in the IIT’s have been dejected after they flunked to meet the criteria’s of class 12th exams.

The trend has taken a steep slump since last year, when a student has to be in the top percentile of their respective boards to be eligible for an IIT seat. Furthermore, IIT has been flexible this time by allowing students with 75 percent marks in class 12th too or those who appear in the top 20 percentile of the board. With such criteria its only 31 students who have failed to clear the cut this time.

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