Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Admissions to IITs and NITs finally commence on Wednesday

MUMBAI: After a delay of a week, admissions to IITs and NITs finally commenced today. The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) website was opened for registrations at around 3 am on Wednesday.

At 7 am, almost 400 students had already registered on the site.

A fourth and final schedule for the admissions was put up on in the morning.

The schedule is pushed back by almost a week after three revisions in the last one week.

Academic session at IITs which was scheduled to start from July 16 will now commence from July 22.

After receiving the JEE (Main) ranks from the CBSE, the National Informatics Centre merged it with the JEE (Advanced) ranks and uploaded it on the website post midnight to save time.

Students can view their JEE (Main) ranks for paper-I and paper-II or, said a release issued by CBSE on Tuesday night.

Around 13 lakh students will be part of the joint seat allocation process to 34,000 seats in 85 central institutes, including IITs and NITs.

1 comment:

  1. Sure, be aware of a college's reputation before committing hundreds of thousands of dollars to tuition, but as someone who came from corporate and hired well over a hundred undergraduates while there, I looked for three things - problem solving, writing, and speaking. I knew we'd teach them what they'd need to know - but core skills are harder to learn and take time. I hired philosophy majors - and engineers. You cannot put an ROI on most majors, particularly liberal arts.

    Secondly, yes, TT (tenure track, and tenured) faculty avoid teaching. They are not taught how to teach. Most teach 3, perhaps 4 courses a year. I teach 7-8, and advise 40 students officially. For those counting, that's over 300 students each year. Yet my classes, which in the past ranged from 12 to 60, now range from 40-60 because enrollments are up, and hiring is down. My advice? Sit in some classes in different majors. I cover more with my 40 or 60 students than I did with 12. I don't lecture and drone on and on - I invite debate and discussion. And I insist on laptops and devices down so students can focus on what we're talking about rather than surfing Instagram. As an Ivy Leaguer, most of my intro classes were around 500 students. My upper level seminars were around 40. I had a fantastic education and now, at this point of my career, my ROI is incredible (I can even write my essay in 2 hours) - if you measure impact and significance and intellectual contribution as well as paychecks. The most important thing is to pick a school that lets the student study different things and focus less on targeting one's education for a particular job, because 3 years post-grad, the skills for that job will be entirely different. College isn't vo-tech for a reason. Once you find a prof you like, take everything they teach even if it sounds dorky. And pick a school that suits you - size and all