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Indian Institute of Handloom Technology (IIHT) is going to release a combined merit list to fill the left over seats in second counselling, which will be held on 26th July. According to SK Rohilla, officer incharge, IIHT, as many as 46 seats out of 65 have already been filled in the first counselling, however, there were no application from Himachal Pradesh this year leading to seven vacant seats, while as many as 10 seats of Maharashtra and two seats of Uttarakhand are also vacant.
"For the 19 vacant seats, as many as 57 applicants from Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh have been called for the second round of counselling", he informed. It is worth mentioning here that IIHT, Varanasi, which offers diploma course in handloom and technology and post diploma in textile and printing is one of the five IIHTs in the country. IIHT Varanasi takes care of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh. There are seven seats for Himachal Pradesh, five seats for Uttarakhand, eight seats for Bihar, 13 seats for Maharashtra, seven seats for Jammu and Kashmir and 25 seats for Uttar Pradesh. According to Rohilla, 20 per cent seats from each state's quota are also reserved for weavers. However only eight weavers in total have taken admission this year.
Courtesy: Times of India
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