IIT Guwahati – Photo: Social Media
The Central Government’s Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao campaign and the campaign to increase the number of daughters in IITs to hoist the flag of daughters in the engineering field have paid off. On the basis of merit score of JEE Advanced-2023, daughters have taken admission on 3422 seats (about 19.7 percent) in all 23 IITs in the academic session 2023-24.
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Out of these, 11 daughters have secured seats through open merit. These girl students have made it to the merit list of All India Rank. The special thing is that out of total 857 seats in the disabled category, only 261 could be allotted.
IIT Guwahati has released the annual report of JEE Advanced 2023 on Wednesday. According to this, 17385 seats (supernumerary seats for girls i.e. additional seats) were available for the session 2023-24 in 23 IITs. Out of this, 17,340 seats have been allotted.
In this, 75 OCI and four foreign origin students have also been allotted seats. The best aspect in the report is that the inclination of daughters in the field of engineering is increasing. A total of 43,596 girl students had registered for JEE Advanced 2023. Out of these, 7509 girl students had qualified the JEE Advanced 2023 examination, considered to be the toughest exam in the world.
Nayakanti Naga Bhavya Shree of IIT Hyderabad Zone was the female topper and secured All India 56th rank. Thus, 3422 daughters had secured seats in IIT on the basis of merit. Out of these, 3411 daughters got Girls Super Numerary seats and 11 girls got seats through open merit.
However, in the year 2022, 20.6 percent daughters got admission in IIT. At the same time, due to various reasons this year, 59 cases are pending in the Supreme Court and other courts regarding JEE Advanced and admission. Whereas last year this figure was 42.
Topper Institute First Choice
Like every year, this time too the first choice of engineering students are the topper institutes in India in the Central Government’s NIRF ranking (National Institutional Ranking Framework) and international QS ranking. More than 65 students with top 100 scores in JEE Advanced 2023 have chosen IIT Bombay. While more than 20 have chosen IIT Delhi and others have chosen IIT Madras. However, there has been a difference in admission trends compared to previous years. Now toppers are choosing IIT Delhi with priority after IIT Bombay.
Two students with difficulty in writing more than 40 percent were admitted.
Under the rules of the Central Government, five percent of the total seats are reserved for the disabled category. Under this, out of total 857 seats, 261 seats have been allotted in 2023 session. Out of these, students have taken admission in 100 out of 350 seats in general category, 95 out of 234 seats in OBC, 44 out of 79 seats in EWS, 12 out of 136 seats in SC and 10 out of 58 seats in ST. This time about 69.5 percent seats of the disabled category have remained vacant. Apart from this, 29 students with more than 40 percent difficulty in writing took the examination. While six qualified and only two students could get the seat.
Daughter’s first choice is Hyderabad and second is Delhi Zone.
According to this report, maximum number of seats have been allotted to daughters in IIT Hyderabad zone. Here 1140 seats have been allotted in various IITs. Whereas IIT Delhi Zone with second position, 661 girl students have expressed their confidence. At the same time, IIT Bombay Zone has got the third position with 582 seats, IIT Kharagpur Zone has got 363 seats at the fourth position and IIT Kanpur Zone has got 302 seats at the fifth position. Apart from this, 269 students have got place in IIT Roorkee zone. The lowest number is from IIT Guwahati zone. Only 105 girl students have taken admission here.
NRIs got 75 seats in the general category.
This time 75 seats in IIT have been allotted to Non-Resident Indians (Overseas Citizenship of India). All 75 seats were for general category students. Due to this, general category students have lost these seats. For the first time, on the instructions of the court, NRIs have been allotted general category seats in IIT. Maximum 39 OCI seats have been secured in IIT Bombay zone and 23 OCI seats have been secured in IIT Hyderabad zone.