Chennai: The seat allocation to over 90 institutes (including IITs and NITs) will be jointly conducted during June-July 2017. During a meeting of Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) at IIT Madras, two of its members, Joint Admission Board (JAB) at IIT Madras and Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) at Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA). The Memorandum was signed by Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi of IIT Madras and Prof. Y. Udaykumar of MNIT, Jaipur.
The meeting was attended by Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras and the organizing team of JEE (ADV) 2017 (IIT Madras), Prof. Y. Udaykumar, Director, MNIT Jaipur (Coordinator of CSAB 2017) and the team of CSAB 2017, Prof. Gautam Biswas, Director, IIT Guwahati, Shri. R. Subrahmanyam, Additional Secretary of the Technical Education (MHRD), and officials from MHRD and National Informatics Centre (NIC).
According to the agreement, for admission to the technical institutes, a candidate must secure at least 75% aggregate marks in XII (or equivalent) board examination. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD should be at least 65%. Since there is a significant variation in the percentage marks of toppers among boards, the category-wise top 20 percentile score of successful candidates of each board will be used as an alternative for the benefit of the candidates.
The top 20 percentile cut-off will be made available by 10th June 2017 and this will be uploaded on the respective web portals of 23 boards.
Prof. P.B. Bisht, the Organizing Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2017 says, “This was the first meeting of JoSAA and we plan to finalize the Business rules for joint seat allocation by mid-March”.