JoSAA 2016: 175 seats vacant after fourth round of allocation

A total of 175 seats remain vacant in the National Institute of Technology (NITs) after the fourth round of seat allocation were released today by Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2016 (JoSAA). The number of vacant seats has increased from 156 to 175 since the third round of allocation was released.

Around 173 seats are vacant from the ‘Home State Quota’, while 2 are All India seats. National Institute of Technology – Nagaland, tops the list with 53 vacant seats across various courses. NIT Mizoram trails with 42 vacant seats. Electrical and Electronics engineering remain the least popular choice with 70 vacant seats in NITs.

Earlier this week, JoSAA had proposed the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to alter the current allocation process in order to fill the vacant seats. The decision to withdraw the home state quota is yet to receive the MHRD’s nod.

“If confirmed, these vacant seats will be allotted in the sixth round of seat allocation. These seats will only be allotted to the students domiciled in the North Eastern states of India, and will not be allotted to students from other states,” said Asok De, Chairman, Central Seat Allocation Board.

JoSAA released the results for the fourth round of seat allocation at 2 p.m on July 14, 2016. Candidates who had opted for float and slide option in the third round or candidates who have not been allotted a seat can check their result at by filling up your JEE Main 2016 roll no and password.

Candidates who have secured a seat for the first time in the fourth round and those who have to do dual reporting can visit a reporting center (RC) to accept the seats from July 15 to July 16, 2016 from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.