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Sixty-five of the top 100 rankers in JEE (Advanced) this year picked seats in IIT-Bombay, helping it retain its position as the most sought-after campus ahead of 17 other premier Indian Institutes of Technology.
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Times Of India's Official YouTube channel is managed by Culture Machine Media Pvt Ltd.Sixty-five of the top 100 rankers in JEE (Advanced) this year picked seats in IIT-Bombay, helping it retain its position as the most sought-after campus ahead of 17 other premier Indian Institutes of Technology.
The figure from the first allotment round on Tuesday was up from last year's number of 58 among the top 100 opting for the Powai institute. In 2014, it was the first time it had dropped below 60 in recent years.
IIT-Delhi was the second choice with 30 students choosing it, a drop from last year's 36, followed by IIT-Madras and IIT-Kanpur, who were at a distant third and fourth position with three and two students, respectively.
More than one in four in the top 1,000 rank-holders also chose the Mumbai campus to spend their next four years.
The opening and closing ranks for CSE at IIT-B were 1 and 59, indicating that most in the top 60 have chosen the programme. At IIT-Delhi, it opened at 31 and closed at 102, at Kanpur it started at 26 and Chennai the opening rank was 61. Admission to the electrical engineering programme in IIT-B opened at rank 9 and closed at 240. CSE was among the most popular choices at IIT-B and IIT-D followed by electrical and mechanical engineering.
"Students' choices indicate that they do not pick institutes just for academics and campus life, but a lot of them are influenced by what is in store outside the campus too. Academically, all the older IITs are comparable, but Mumbai and Delhi are big metros and manage to attract more students. The composition of students at these two IITs is also more cosmopolitan in comparison to others," said former IIT-Delhi director R K Shevgaonkar.
Of the close to 25,000 students who registered for IIT seats, around 10,000 got allotments on Tuesday. Around 17,250 students got allotments in the 22 NITs. Not a single seat in the IITs was vacant after the first round. Only 112 seats are vacant in NITs in states such as Sikkim, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.