The Joint Seat Allocation process was over on July 20, 2016, with approximately 3,195 seats vacant across 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (ISM), 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), 20 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and 18 Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).
The official seat allotment statistics were released on the official Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) portal. Institutes located in the North Eastern part of the country have the maximum number of vacant seats. NIT Agartala has 126 and IIIT Manipur has 58 seats vacant. Amongst the IITs and ISM, there are 96 seats vacant, where IIT Banaras Hindu University has a maximum of 38 vacant seats.
JoSAA conducted six allotment rounds this year, and as per the records the number of vacant seats has decreased greatly. Approximately 324 seats in IITs, and 5,500 seats in NITs, IIITs were vacant in the year 2015. Only 96 seats in IITs, and 3,099 seats remained vacant this year.