JoSAA 2016: Number of vacant seats at NITs increased to 156 in round 3

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) released the third round allotment list on July 10. With the seat acceptance process from July 11 to 13, only those candidates who are allotted seats for the first time in round three or those who have to dual reporting.

As per the seat allotment statistics, there are no vacant seats at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian School of Mines (ISM), but there are 156 Home State quota seats vacant in National Institutes of Technology (NITs). Most of these seats are vacant since round one was over on July 5. There are over 75 seats vacant at NIT Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim since round one. Chances are that students did not select a particular branch’s seat at the above mentioned NITs while locking their choices. The Central Seat Allocation Board has not yet confirmed the reason as to why the same lot of seats are vacant.

Since students cannot change or add more options to their preference list now, these seats continue to remain vacant even in round three.