Around 10,000 Vacant Seats In IITs, NITs, IIITs Since Two Years

New Delhi, 10 February 2022: Recently, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan gave a written record to Rajya Sabha regarding vacant seats in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs). Around 10,000 seats across different courses remained vacant in various Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) during the last two years, while over 8,700 seats were vacant in National Institutes of Technology (NITs).

Vacant Seats: Details

  1. As per the record, a total of 5,484 seats remained unfilled in IITs in 2020-21. Of them, 476 seats were vacant in undergraduate courses (BTech), 3,229 seats in postgraduate courses, and 1,779 in Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) courses.
  2. In 2021-22, the number of vacant seats in IITs was 5,296. Of them, 361 seats remained vacant in BTech courses, 3,083 in postgraduate courses, and 1,852 in PhD courses.
  3. In NITs, the data showed, while 3,741 seats across various courses were vacant in 2020-21, the number further increased to 5,012 in 2021-22. Of them, maximum seats remain unfilled in postgraduate courses, that is, 2,487 in 2020-21 and 3,413 in 2021-22.

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  • Premier engineering colleges like Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) impart education and research in science and technology subjects and are regarded as institutions of national importance.ย 
  • The admission to various programmes in these institutions are strictly offered only to deserving candidates based on the ranking.

About IIT, NIT, and IIIT

  1. The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are autonomous public technical and research institutes located across India. These institutes are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. They are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961, which has declared them as institutes of national importance and lays down their powers, duties, and framework for governance.
  2. The National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are the premier autonomous public technical universities under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. They are governed by the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research Act, 2007, which declared them as institutions of national importance and lays down their powers, duties, and framework for governance.
  3. Indian Institutes of Information Technology are a group of 25 interdisciplinary technology-based engineering research institutions in India which are focused on information technology.

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