Ninety-three of them have opted for the Powai-based college as their first choice. All but one asked for computer science; 69 made the cut. Others had to make do with their second option: 28 of them will head to IIT Delhi and three of them to IIT Madras. Going by the final count, nine of the top 10 rankers will pursue BTech in computer science at IIT-B. A similar preference for the institute was shown by 48 of the top 50. The other two students opted for IIT Delhi and IIT Madras. Of the 48 who preferred IIT-B, 47 chose computer science & 1 chose engineering physics.
Last year, 62 of the top 100 joined IIT-B and 32 IIT Delhi. Several factors are responsible for this preference: from geography to gastronomy and placement records to what coaching classes tell students.
Students know 4-5 yrs at IIT-B will take them to next level: Director
At the close of round one of admissions on September 23, a look at options exercised by the top 1,000 JEE candidates reveals that Bombay, Delhi, Roorkee and Madras are top choices though Kanpur, Kharagpur and Hyderabad too have a sizeable representation.
Explaining the reason for most of the top 100 candidates opting for IIT Bombay, its director Subhasis Chaudhuri said: “IIT-B meets the aspirations of India’s talented youth and challenges them to bring out their best. From giving them all the facilities to providing the right guidance, from accessing top-class education to getting the right platform, students know their investment of four or five years at IIT-B will take them to the next level”.
A total of 2.14 lakh registered for seat allocation through the Joint Seat Allocation Authority this year. Of these, 1.96 candidates – 1.51 lakh males, 45,370 females and three from the third gender – have filled in choices for seats in participating institutions.
The total number of seats available this year are 54,477 in 114 institutions, including IITs, NITs, IIEST Shibpur, IIITs and other government-funded technical institutes across the country.
Going by choices, IIT Kharagpur has the maximum seats and variety of courses, said Prof Suryanarayana Doolla, organising chairman, JEE (Advanced). Analytics of applications received showed the lion’s share of candidates opted for computer science, electrical engineering, electronics and communication engineering and mechanical engineering. About 30,000 students opted for biotech/biomedical engineering in line with the trend of the previous year.