JOSAA and CSAB refuse to conduct Spot Round for more than 3000 vacant seats
JOSAA or Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2016 has refused to conduct the spot round after over 3000 seats remain vacant in the NITs system after the completion of Round 6.
Below is the clarification that JOSAA gave for not conducting the Spot Round or any further Rounds and also regarding the process of the vacant seats at the respective NITs, IIITs and GFTIs:
“The mandate of JoSAA 2016 was to organize the joint seat allocation among IITs, NITs, IIITs and some Government funded Institutes for the academic year 2016-17. JoSAA 2016 has completed the seat allotment and various institutes have already started their academic sessions. JoSAA 2016 cannot organize any spot round or further rounds of seat allotment. Such requests can be addressed by the respective boards: Joint Admission Board (JAB) for IITs/ISM and Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) for NITs/IIITs/Other-GFTIs. Their decision making processes are not bounded by JoSAA 2016.”
After the clarification and declaration by JOSAA the CSAB or Central Seat Allocation Board has also declared that even they will not conduct any spot round or further rounds for the vacant seats in the NITs, IIITs or GFTIs if any. Now the same can be done by the institutes at their individual level with any criteria which they propose for the same.
This year there were around 100 seats vacant in the IITs and ISM Dhanbad whereas around 3000 seats remained vacant in the NIT plus system.
From 2015 the JOSAA or Joint Seat Allocation Authority was conducted for combined counselling of the IITs and NITs system based upon JEE Mains and JEE Advanced Ranks to minimize the vacancy of seats that occur due to blocking of multiple seats by students.
This year even JOSAA failed to do the same and the ministry of HRD might also have to come up with another procedure for the counselling along with the changed pattern and selection criteria for JEE Mains as proposed by the Joint Admission Board or JAB for the year 2017.