A total of 291 seats are going to be added in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in 2018 with 800 supernumerary seats for female candidates. With this increase, the number of seats in all the IITs is 11,279.
The initiative of supernumerary seats for female candidates is taken to improve the gender balance at IITs as per directives of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. According to the directive, the total supernumerary seats created cannot exceed 10% of the total seats being offered in the IITs.
IIT Kanpur, the organising institute for JEE Advanced 2018 has recently launched the website of Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2018 (josaa.nic.in). The results of the JEE Advanced 2018 is scheduled to be declared on Sunday, June 10.
As in earlier years, supernumerary seats will be created to accommodate foreign candidates along with defence services (DS) candidates (with a restriction of maximum 2 DS candidates per IIT) who qualify in JEE (Advanced) 2018.
JEE Advanced 2018 exam was held on May 20 for admissions to BTech programmes offered by 23 IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) across the country. The exam was conducted in two sessions – Paper 1 and Paper 2. While Paper 1 was held from 9 am -12 noon, Paper 2 was conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm. The exam was conducted in online mode for the first time ever this year.