25 May : Over 10,000 students have qualified in the IIT Joint Entrance Examination this year with Nitin Jain, a student from Delhi zone, topping the list.A total of 10,035 students, including 1,048 girls, have succeeded in this year’s IIT-JEE, results of which were announced on Monday.The students, who cracked the test, will get admission into 15 IITs, IT-BHU and ISM Dhanbad, which will offer over 8,500 seats this year.
"There will be more seats in the IITs this year as the institutes will implement OBC quota. Besides, two new IITs, one in Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and another in Indore in Madhya Pradesh, will start functioning," IIT Guwahati Director Prof Gautam Baruah said.
The total number of seats in the IITs for this year will be 8,295, against 6,332 seats offered by 13 IITs last year, he said.The highest number of 2,831 students have qualified from Mumbai zone.The counselling for admission will start from 9th June, Baruah said.
Nearly four lakh students had appeared in the test held across the country on 13th April.The number of questions came down to 120 this year compared to 132 last year.