Approximately 185 category students enrolled for a preparatory course at 19 IITs in the year 2015.
What is a Preparatory course?
It is structured to prepare students to pursue the academic programme to which they wish to been allocated at respective IITs. This one year long course is done on the basis of relaxed admission criteria. Students are taught Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English for two semesters. At the end of the course, candidates are declared as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’.
Who can join this course?
Students belonging to Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribe (ST), and Persons with Disabilities (PwD), category can join the course. Candidates will be allocated in this course on the basis of their JEE Advanced ranks.
Also admission is given to the candidates in the preparatory course provided (i) the seats reserved for the respective category are vacant, (ii) candidates satisfy minimum norms, and (iii) candidates have not undergone the preparatory course earlier.
What is the reason behind this course?
When seats reserved for Scheduled Caste, Schedule Tribe and Persons with Disabilities, remain vacant, it is allotted to candidates of respective categories for admission to a preparatory course. On successful completion of the course, students will be offered direct admission in July 2017 (Academic Year 2017-18). They will secure a direct seat at IITs from first year, without taking JEE again.
Who conducts this course?
All the IITs and ISM will run preparatory courses of one year duration for SC, ST and PwD candidates.
How to apply?
Seats for the Preparatory course are being allotted simultaneously in the seat allocation rounds by JoSAA.