The anxiety of IITS and NITs has reached a peak level as the CBSE yet again failed to announce the JEE Main 2015 papers 1 and 2 rank yesterday which has forced the authorities to defer the joint seat allocation process by yet another day.This is the second time the process had to be rescheduled in a week for the joint seat allocation process for around 85 government funded institutes inclusive of IITs and NITs. Moreover the admissions to Maharashtra engineering colleges are bound to be delayed if the JEE ranks are not released by morning as that’s when the seat allocation process is scheduled to commence.
As per previous posts the schedule was supposed to commence on June 25 and more than 13 lakh students were to be part of this process for trying to get admitted to 34,000 seats. The CBSE officials are unavailable to comment on this prolonged delay on their part. Whereas on the other hand IIT-Bombay who conducted JEE (Advanced) for the current year has been plagued with calls from anxious students and parents alike.
CBSE resorts to blame game
Sources have blamed the delay on a few states including Odisha, Mizoram and Tripura which has allegedly failed to send their results data on time. Also CBSE is yet to announce the scores for JEE (Main) paper 2. In defense of the board a CBSE official claimed that as per the earlier schedule the ranks were to be released only in the first week of July.
An IIT-Bombay professor said that “Students have got seats there, but they will want to try for a better option in IITs and NITs too. Once they pay the fees and block seats, it will be difficult for them get a refund. Even if students forego the money, they will have to submit their original documents for admissions, which they will need for IIT and NIT admissions.” The institute has set up a makeshift call Centre with the help of 3 students from the campus to handle distress calls from anxious students.
A parent stated that “It is frustrating as students are continuously logging on to the JEE (Main) site to check for announcement of ranks. CBSE has not even given a tentative time for the announcement. If they give us a specific date and time, students will be less anxious”
The IITs on their part have uploaded the revised schedule by Monday evening on their site and since the Joint process takes multiple rank lists into consideration the IITs will thus be forced to wait for JEE (Main) Ranks for paper1 and paper 2. “Once the ranks are out, the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) can open the portal for students to register in two to three hours,” said a note on JoSAA’s official website. The IITs can only hope that the process isn’t delayed any further as it will have a cascading effect on the academics session and other activities of the IITs and NITs.