From next year onwards, the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) will conduct their counselling sessions up till 10 August or till all vacant seats have been filled up.
In a series of tweets by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that he has considered the spot rounds for filling up vacancies at NITs. He further stated that since the Supreme Court ordered to freeze admissions after 15 August, no spot round was possible in NITs in 2016.
From next year onwards @PrakashJavdekar directed counselling shall be conducted continuously till Aug10 or till vacancies are filled up(3/3)— Ministry of HRD (@HRDMinistry) September 19, 2016
Spot round counsellings are held for the seats that remain vacant after the completion of all rounds of counseling at NITs. The Joint State Allocation Authority (JoSAA) conducts counsellings for 22 IITs, ISM, 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs).
This year, more than 1500 seats across 31 NITs remained vacant after the sixth and final round of seat allotment process was over.
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