14 Jun

The four day long counselling session which was conducted for the students of the reserved category at the IIT-K campus concluded on Saturday 12th june’10.

On the fourth and the last day of counselling, a total of 116 successful candidates had been called at the IIT-K campus but eight candidates did not turn up. The team of counsellors and JEE staff carried out counselling and helped the students wherever their help was sought.

Thus, a total of 460 candidates from the reserved category were called upon for counselling. Though the online counselling began from May 27, the day after the results for the JEE were declared, it continued till June 9. The counselling website became live on May 27th. Candidates belonging to general category were not asked to report in any of the IITs in person. They were asked to enter their choice of institute and course directly on the website. On the other hand, four day long offline counselling session for the candidates of the reserved category was organised from June 9 to June 12 in which 460 candidates were called upon at IIT-K.

Apart from this, the JEE staff carried out a verification drive and checked the documents of the candidates belonging to the reserved category. The students were also given a chance to fill in their choice of courses. After the completion of the counselling session, the web-release of the first seat allotment will be made on June 28. Subsequently, the second seat allotment will be released on July 16.

Talking to TOI, chairman JEE Kanpur zone PK Bhattacharya said, “The counselling has come to an end successfully. As many as 460 students had been called for counselling in last four days. Now the seat allotment will be done on June 28. The second phase of the seat allotment will be done on July 16 after which the new academic session will start.”

This year, a total of 73,194 students appeared in the JEE under Kanpur zone as against a strength of 47,589 students last year.

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