Counselling for IIT and NIT
Procedure and Issue
At present, the IIT‘s admit students by conducting their own counselling(IIT-JEE) while the NITs, which are institutions of national importance, take students from the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) merit list.
As the IIT-JEE counselling and AIEEE counselling are held separately, students block seats in more than one institute and finally take admission in the institute of their choice which results in vacant seats in some of the institutes. Previous year it was estimated that around 400 seats were vacant after the 8 round of counselling.
With seats in certain national level institutes remaining vacant due to multiple counselling, the IIT’s and NIT’s could start common counselling, a move that would smooth-en the admission process and reduce hardship of students.
When the entrance exam has been made common then why can’t the counselling process. NIT’s has already posted the issue but IIT’s are not willing to accept it. Al tough common entrance exam was initiated by IIT’s only.
In case of separate counselling, the students have to go to different centers to attend the counselling and select the institute of their choice which lead to both wastage of time and money.
The IIMs are also planning to have a common counselling for admission. At present, each IIM is holding its own counselling to take students from the CAT merit list. The IIM directors have discussed the issue with Sibal also.
A IIT director said the IITs have their own JEE committee which is studying the reforms to be brought in. The NIT Council, the apex body to take decision on matters of NITs, has also set up a committee to revisit the AIEEE and suggest any change required.”A decision on common counselling issue will be taken after both the IIT and NIT committees submit their reports on reforms in the entrance examination,” he said.
The proposed system will be of immense help as it will smooth en the process of admission. Students will be able to chose their institute from the common counselling session and take admission there.