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Indian Institutes of Technology

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are autonomous public institutes of higher education, located in India. They are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 which has declared them as institutions of national importance alongside National Institutes of Technology and lays down their powers, duties, and framework for governance etc. The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 lists twenty-three institutes located at Bhilai, Chennai, Delhi, Dhanbad, Dharwad, Goa, Guwahati, Jammu, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mumbai, Roorkee, Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Mandi, Palghat, Patna, Ropar, Tirupati and Varanasi. Each IIT is an autonomous institution, linked to the others through a common IIT Council, which oversees their administration. The Union HRD Minister is the ex-officio Chairperson of IIT Council.[6] As of 2017, the total number of seats in all IITs is 11,032.

The IITs had a common admission process for undergraduate admissions, called IIT-JEE, which was replaced by Joint Entrance Examination Advanced in 2013. The post-graduate level program that awards M.Tech., MS degrees in engineering is administered by the older IITs (Kharagpur, Bombay, Madras, Kanpur, Delhi, Dhanbad, Roorkee, Varanasi, Guwahati). M.Tech and MS admissions are done on the basis of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). In addition to B.Tech, M.Tech and MS programs, IITs also award other graduate degrees such as M.Sc in Maths, Physics and Chemistry, MBA, PhD etc. Admission to these programs of IITs is done through Common Admission Test (CAT), Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) and Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED). IIT Guwahati and IIT Bombay offer undergraduate design programmes as well. Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2015 (JoSAA 2015) conducted the joint admission process for a total of 19 IITs.

IITs and locations, sorted by date of establishment

Serial noName Short NameFoundedEstablishedCampus Size (acres)Director State/UT
1IIT KharagpurIITKGP 195119512100Partha Pratim ChakrabortyWest Bengal
2IIT BombayIITB 19581958550Devang V. KhakarMaharashtra
3IIT KanpurIITK 195919591055Indranil MannaUttar Pradesh
4IIT MadrasIITM 19591959620Bhaskar RamamurthiTamil Nadu
5IIT DelhiIITD 19611963350V Ramgopal RaoDelhi
6IIT GuwahatiIITG 19941994704Gautam BiswasAssam
7IIT RoorkeeIITR 18472001365Ajit Kumar ChaturvediUttarakhand
8IIT BhubaneswarIITBBS 20081994704Gautam BiswasAssam
9IIT Gandhinagar IITGN2009 2009450 Sudhir K. Jain Gujarat
10IIT Hyderabad IITH2008 2008576U. B. Desai Telangana
11IIT Jodhpur IITJ20082008852 C.V.R. MurthyRajasthan
12IIT Patna IITP20082008501Pushpak BhattacharyaBihar
13IIT Ropar IITRPR20082008545Sarit Kumar DasPunjab
14IIT Indore IITI20092009525Pradeep MathurMadhya Pradesh
15IIT Mandi IITMandi2009 2009538Timothy A. Gonsalves Himachal Pradesh
16IIT (BHU) Varanasi IIT(BHU)19192012400Rajeev SangalUttar Pradesh
17IIT Palakkad IITPKD20152015500Kerala
18IIT Tirupati IITTP20152015590K.N.Satyanarayana Andhra Pradesh
19IIT (ISM) Dhanbad IIT ISM19262016458D C PanigrahiJharkhand
20IIT Bhilai IITBh20162016Session began-staffs not recognizedChhattisgarh
21IIT Goa IITGoa20162016Session began-staffs not recognizedGoa
22IIT Jammu 20162016Session began-staffs not recognizedJammu and Kashmir
23IIT Dharwad IITDH20162016Session began-staffs not countedKarnataka
23Dharwad Counted

JEE Advanced 2017 Toppers List

Category wise and zone wise Toppers of JEE Advanced 2016 has been announced by the JAB. Out of total 36,556 candidates, who have qualified JEE Advanced 2016, Aman Bansal of Jaipur, Rajasthan bagged All India Rank (AIR) 1. Candidates can check the list of JEE Advanced 2016 Toppers (category wise) below-

*CRL – Common Rank List

Rank ListRankNameCity/Town
CRL1Aman BansalJaipur
CRL2Bhavesh DhingraYamuna Nagar
CRL3Kunal GoyalJaipur
CRL1 (Girls)Riya Singh (AIR 133)Kota
OBC-NCL1Duggani JeevithieshVijayawada
SC1Chinmay AwaleNavi Mumbai
ST1Mude Chaithanya NaikPunganur
CRL-PwD1Kalluri Hari PrasadGuntur
OBC-NCL-PwD1Neelesh VermaKanpur
SC-PwD1Samprit Shekhar JambhulkarvPanchasheel Nagar
ST-PwD1Vineeth Krishna LambadiAnantapur

Admission Tests

The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) is a common admission test for students seeking admission to undergraduate programmes of all IITs and ISM Dhanbad. To be eligible to write JEE (Advanced), the candidates have to first appear in the JEE (Main) conducted by JEE Apex Board, in the month of April. JEE(Advanced) is conducted by IITs in the month of June. Only the top 1,50,000 scorers in JEE (Main), which includes students from all categories (GE, OBC (NCL), SC, ST and PD) will be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced). The JEE (Advanced) will have two objective type papers. Each paper will consist of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Duration of each paper will be 3-hours. Question papers will be in both English and Hindi.