After the ranks were released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) the joint seat allocation was delayed for a week. But finally the Seat allocation program began on 1st July 2016. JEE (Main) ranks were released by CBSE to the Board which manages the Central Seat Allocation on Tuesday night. Hence the portal for the registration process began around 3 am early in the morning on Wednesday. As the registration process began approximately 58,000 students registered on the same day and filled around 21 lakh choices all of them. From all the totally filled and completed registration around 13,000 were for 5.6 lakh choices in the IITs.
The National Centre for Informatics also checked the stats provided by the Central Board of Secondary Education along with JEE (Advance) as soon as the ranks for JEE (MAINS) were made public. The website was opened for students as soon as the entire data was uploaded so that the students can begin with the registration process. For the process of Joint Seat Allocation each and every student out of 13 lakh who had appeared in the Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) were also allowed to register. Although the scheduled date for the release of ranks as proposed by CBSE was 24th June 2016 but the process got delayed and hence the registration process which was scheduled to begin from 25th June also got delayed.
As the ranks were released almost a week late from the dates proposed by CBSE the registration process was affected. As a result the academic session will also get delayed by almost a week. According to one of the directors of all the IIT’s, students who will get admitted for the academic session of 2016 will have to a little extra work like extra lectures on weekends in order to get along with the syllabus on time. The first day of registrations after the ranks were announced went pretty smoothly, although there were minor glitches from the side of students, but they were taken care of efficiently by the redress cell.
According to the advisory published for the students on JoSAA site by the director of IIT-B, Devang Khakhar, “Choose the academic programmes wisely and rationally. It is important that you enter a sufficient number of choices. You should opt for an academic programme that you have an interest in and in which you have an intrinsic flair. Don’t be swayed by the current placement trends-these can change with time… IITs allow ‘change of branch’: it is possible to switch to the academic programme of your choice if you perform academically well in your first year.”