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IIT, NIT aspirants can now withdraw admission after every round: JOSAA

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JOSAA) has decided to provide withdrawal option during admission to aspirants seeking admission in IITs, NITs, and other centrally funded technological institutions (CFTIs) after every round.

The JOSAA decided to introduce this option keeping in mind the inconvenience faced by students last year when this feature was not available. This option is available for 92 institutions and students who are unhappy with their seat and not hopeful of getting a seat in consequent rounds can withdraw their admission.

The seat allotment process will start from 24 June. The JOSAA portal will be accessible from Friday with new rules and regulations for admission.

According to a TOI reports, the authorities have decided to include more rounds this year. Last year the seat allocation process started from 1 July and many education boards couldn't submit Class XII scores, required for 40% weightage of marks in JEE Mains. More rounds will benefit students with lower ranks to take up vacant seats.

"If students are allotted a seat which is lower on their preference list and would like to opt for a state-run engineering institute closer home, they will be allowed to release the seat. This seat will be made available to students in subsequent rounds. The withdrawal option will benefit students and institutes," the professor told the daily.

First published: 17 June 2016, 3:19 IST