IIT and NIT admissions delayed as CBSE fails to declare JEE Main ranks

JEE 2015

CBSE failed to release the ranks for JEE Main 2015 Paper I and Paper II once again. The Central Board of Secondary Education was to declare the ranks yesterday, however continuing the prolonged delay, it did not release any information.

Initially, the ranks were to be declared by June 25, which was postponed to June 28, so that the filling-in of  choices for joint seat allocation could begin on June 29. However, CBSE has been delaying the release of rank list every subsequent day from the initial date.

Although the for Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA 2015) had revised the admission process schedule a second time and published it online on June 30, it was not followed through. According to the schedule the process of joint seat allocation was to begin on June 30.

CBSE cited problems with  data format and merging of JEE Main and JEE Advanced data for not publishing the ranks on Tuesday evening.

The students are also fretting due to this unprecedented delay as they are uncertain whether to take admission in other engineering colleges or wait for the JEE Main results. They are unsure that after admission to another engineering college, their original documents will be returned to them on time for admission through JEE.

For the first time a joint seat allocation is being done for 87 participating institutes, 17 are Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), 31 are National Institutes of Technology (NITs), 18 are Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), 18 are Government Funded Technical Institutions (GFTIs) and Indian School of Mines (ISM).