IIT Bombay will be conducting special counselling sessions for female students who have qualified for JEE advanced 2022 to address the issue of female students opting out of admission.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay will hold a one-of-its-kind virtual counseling session for female candidates along with their parents who have qualified for the JEE Advanced exam in order to encourage them not to give up their IIT seats.
Subhasis Chaudhuri, director, IIT Bombay, said, “Sometimes it has been observed that girls – even after getting an IIT seat – do not join for reasons such as the institute being far away from their home. Parents think it is better to go to an institute which is nearby. We want to change this. If a Mumbai girl, for example, gets a seat in IIT Kharagpur; she should take it”.
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“We will be sharing a link with all the girls in order to have a talk with them. If they qualify and bag a seat in any IIT, they should take it. In fact, girls also have supernumerary seats, which is to their advantage. They should make use of them,” Chaudhuri said, adding that there has been a remarkable growth in the number of female candidates among the top 100 JEE Advanced qualified candidates this year.
The JEE Advanced results are out and the competition to get into India’s top technology institutes has begun. With a difficult paper, the cut-off has already dipped, making the competition more fierce. Out of the 1,55,538 candidates who appeared for the JEE Advanced exam on August 28, 40,712 have qualified. A total of 33,608 female candidates appeared for the exam, and 6,516 of them qualified.
As per the JoSAA seat matrix, there are around 16,598 seats to be filled in 23 IITs, including 1,567 supernumerary seats for female candidates.