Though the combined efforts were made by Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) 2015 and Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2015 to conduct joint counseling for IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs this year.

The basic policy for admission was too much confused on account of certain reasons like No Exit Clause, A large number of students were allotted seats which they do not want to join and on other hand students willing to join the courses but not being given chance.

The special round of counseling could come into existence after the HRD Minister made a statement and assurance in the Parliament. She urged the authority to return the fee and fill up the vacant seats in IITs and NITs, etc.

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Surprisingly, JoSAA parted off from CSAB by announcing on its site that the counseling is over whereas the vacant seats are still there in these national institutes. The responsibility cannot be shrugged off at this juncture when the fate of students are at stake.

Two main issues are now going to affect deserving students if not heeded upon by the counseling authorities –

a) Those students who are not being allowed to participate in this special round counseling because they were given a seat in the last round even if  it was not accepted by them. Many students have found it unfair. According to them, a seat cannot be given to a student of lower rank when a student holding higher rank is present in the queue.  

When the students were not having any prior information about the happening of the special round counseling and its methodology and many of them were at loss to decide appropriately.

b) After the statement given by the honorable minister Smriti Irani to fill up even the vacant seats in IITs, why there is no sign or any effort from the concerned authorities till now in this regard.

In replying to Jagranpost, CSAB 2015 Chairman and NIT Patna Director Ashok De accepted that this problem can be handled in more effective way if there is a support of JoSAA in this endeavour.

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