The IITs worries over the Centre’s idea to have a joint seat allocation process for all technical institutes that are centrally funded finally proved right as a day before the admissions were to begin it had to be delayed due to unavailability of JEE (Main) ranks for both papers 1 and 2.
CBSE claims delay is due to failure of certain boards in submission of class 12 results
According to our previous posts CBSE was supposed to declare the JEE(Main) ranks on June 24th but was unable to do so resulting in the registration for the joint seat allocation that was supposed to begin from Thursday getting delayed. This is the first time that the premier engineering institutes will be having a joint admission process along with other centrally funded technical institutes, NITs and IITs in which over 11 lakh students were about to be a part of for about 34,000 seats in 85 governments funded technical institutes.
In regard with the late results the CBSE released a notification in all the leading newspapers on Wednesday in which they appealed to all Higher secondary education boards all over the country to announce their results by June 25th failing to do so they added that the all India JEE (Main) ranks of candidates from the boards that are affected will not be released and CBSE won’t be held responsible.
In order to discuss the course of action the joint seat allocation authority (JoSAA) will be having a meeting on Thursday evening in Delhi and the first round of seat allocation which was supposed to commence on July 1st will now be delayed. Uptil last year the IITs and the NITs carried out the seat allocation process individually which turns out was a much effective method.
The CBSE won’t be able to declare the JEE(Main )ranks which are vital for the joint seat allocation process as they are yet to receive the class 12th results from 3 state boards namely Odisha Council of Higher Secondary Education, Mizoram Board of School Education, Tripura Board of Secondary Education and other smaller open schooling boards from the states such as Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Turns out ironically enough that CBSE International which is affiliated to CBSE is also delayed in releasing its results. The JEE (Main) ranks are calculated by giving 60% importance to JEE (Main) scores and 40% importance to class 12th scores thus the delay in release of ranks. An architecture aspirant, said, “The CBSE is yet to release the scores of JEE (Main) paper-2 (for courses in BArch and Planning) which was conducted on April 4.” which is contrary to the statement of a CBSE official claiming the delay was owing to some boards failure in submission of results data.
A professor from one of the older IITs said that. “While the IITs are ready with their system, the process cannot be initiated unless all the ranks are given to them. A common admission process will have to take into account multiple ranks from all other agencies involved in the process. For once, the IITs’ foolproof system is helpless due to dependency on other agencies,” while claiming this is exactly what IITs had feared and opposed to the idea of the joint seat allocation but had to agree following a Delhi HC directive.
“If the admission process is delayed, it will have a cascading effect on the academic session, M.Tech admissions, placement activities, students’ festivals, etc.,” said another professor. He also added, “There is also a fear that the JEE (Main) ranks will be affected after students’ re-evaluation scores from various boards are out. The entire process will be disturbed in that case.”
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