JEE Advanced – JoSAA Counselling to Curb Female Dropout Rate in IITs

New Delhi, September 14, 2022, JEE Advanced – JoSAA Counselling: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay is collaborating with its gender cell to launch a virtual counselling session for female students (along with their parents) who have qualified for the JEE Advanced 2022. The counselling has been launched keeping in mind the high admission dropout rates of female candidates after securing a seat in various Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). 

The counselling will take place online through the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). JoSAA is an agency launched by the Ministry of Education to ensure the smooth admission process and allocation of seats in various government institutes.

Talking about the concerned issue, the director of IIT Bombay – Subhasis Chaudhuri, said, “Sometimes it has been observed that girls—even after getting an IIT seat—do not join for reasons such as the institute being far away from their home. Parents think it is better to go to an institute that is nearby. We want to change this. If a Mumbai girl, for example, gets a seat in IIT Kharagpur, she should take it.” 

The virtual counselling session will be held in collaboration with the gender cell of IIT Bombay.

Chaudhuri further added, “We will be sharing a link with all the girls in order to have a talk with them. If they qualify and bag a seat in any IIT, they should take it. In fact, girls also have supernumerary seats, which is to their advantage. They should make use of it.” 

He also noted that there has been a significant rise in the number of female students in the top 100 JEE Advanced qualified students list this year. Last year, there was one final candidate. This year, there are seven female candidates who have qualified for the IIT.

JEE Advanced – JoSAA Counselling to Curb Female Dropout Rate in IITs – Background

  • The counselling has been launched to address the issue of high admission dropout rates of female candidates in various Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
  • It has been noted by the IIT Bombay director –  Subhasis Chaudhuri – that female candidates often drop out of the admission process.
  • The virtual counselling session will be held in collaboration with the gender cell of IIT Bombay.
  • This year, there has been a significant rise in the number of female students in the top 100 JEE Advanced qualified students list.
  • Last year, there was one final candidate. This year, there are seven female candidates who have qualified for the IIT.

JEE Advanced – JoSAA Counselling – Reasons of Female Students Admission Dropout in IITs

It has been observed by the concerned authorities that female students tend to drop out of the admission process, even after securing seats at various Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). This happens primarily for two reasons:

  • Female students often drop out of the IITs even after securing seats because the institutes are generally far away from their homes. The parents often have security concerns in their minds.
  • Their parents often think it is more convenient to have their wards attend institutes that are near to their home.

JEE Advanced – JoSAA Counselling – Solutions to Curb Female Dropout Rate in IITs

  • The virtual counselling will take place through JoSAA, and it will involve female students and their parents as well. Authorities have involved the parents so that they can encourage them to not abandon the admission midway.
  • A link will be shared with all the female candidates who have secured admission to IITs. Concerned authorities will talk to them and motivate them to take admission even to the IITs that are far away from their place.

FAQs

What is the full form of JoSAA?

JoSAA stands for the Joint Seat Allocation Authority. It is an agency launched by the Ministry of Education to ensure the smooth admission process and allocation of seats in various government institutes.

When was the JEE Advanced 2022 result declared?

The JEE Advanced 2022 result was declared on September 11, 2022.

What are the reasons for the high dropout rates among female IIT candidates?

Female students often drop out of IITs even after securing seats because the institutes are generally far away from their homes. The parents often have security concerns in their minds. They often think it is more convenient to have their wards attend institutes that are near to their home.

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