At shut of spherical one in every of admissions, a have a look at the choices exercised by the highest 100 rankers reveals that Kharagpur and Kanpur, as soon as thought-about amongst the perfect IITs, have dropped in reputation. About 30 years in the past, IIT-Kharagpur was the preeminent centre for engineering.
The oldest of the IITs, it didn’t obtain a single scholar from the highest 100 this 12 months. If the online is widened to take a look at the highest 500 or 1,000 college students, once more Bombay, Delhi, Madras make up the highest three in the identical order although Kanpur and Kharagpur have a sizeable illustration on this membership.
An element from the 2 within the prime 10 who opted out of IIT, two extra — one between ranks 301 and 400 and one other between ranks 401 and 500 — have declined a seat.
Of the highest 1,000, 9 are pursuing different choices. “College students, who’re clear about streams they wish to be a part of, go for an NIT or an IIIT in the event that they don’t safe a spot in any of the IITs for that exact department,” mentioned aJOSAAfaculty.
“We all know toppers go for IIT Bombay due to the standard of training they get right here. It is a melting pot, attracting college students from throughout the nation; the tutorial atmosphere, the rigour and the analysis make tutorial life right here aggressive and we see that for the reason that final 8-10 years related variety of toppers come to our campus,” mentioned IIT-B director Subhasis Chaudhari. IIT Delhi director Ramgopal Rao mentioned, “It’s tough to inform why college students make the alternatives they make, however many comply with earlier 12 months developments.”
A former JEE chairman mentioned, “Whereas Bombay and Delhi have been nonetheless constructing themselves, Kharagpur’s college students had already occupied prime positions in huge corporations. College students checked out Kharagpur’s illustrious alumni and rushed there. Now this has modified.”
Among the many relaxation, Roorkee, Guwahati and Hyderabad have additionally fairly a couple of takers from the highest 1,000. There are 23 IITs in all with roughly 16,000 seats. Hyderabad, which has launched a cutting-edge BTech programme in synthetic intelligence and machine studying, is a relative newcomer within the prime 1,000 matrix.