Candidates did not turn up for the IIT's first round of Counseling, many of them
having opted for other institutes
It is not uncommon for students who lie at the bottom of
the heap in the JEE rankings to drop the IIT's and opt for colleges that offer them
seats in attractive streams. This year, 766 candidates did not turn up for the IIT's
first round of counseling, many of them having opted for other institutes.
Even among the top 100 JEE rankers, two have decided to look the other way. This
was just like last year, when one student opted for the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology and another joined the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
JEE officials in IIT-Bombay say students dump the IIT's for other colleges if they
do not get courses of their choice. But several former JEE chairmen said they had
not seen a single case of any top 100 student ditch the premier tech schools for
anything less. But an IIT-Bombay official said: We will see more such cases soon.
IISER is already attracting some top brains. But foreign universities are now pulling
in aspiring engineers at the undergraduate level.
Each year, the IIT's release the names of students (in an extended JEE
merit list) who do not make the cut, but are often selected by several other institutes.
Courtesy: Times of India