Sunday, June 29, 2008


online counselling of over one lakh aspirants who appeared in the All India Engineer ing Entrance Examination (AIEEE) will start on July 4.Fifty per cent of NIT seats are reserved for students of the state in which the institute is located. The remaining seats were till now reserved for students from other states and Union Territories. Following the new order, these 50 per cent seats will be given to students belonging to other states based on their AIEEE rank.Following the HRD ministry’s directives, 10,813 seats in various NITs, IIITs and affiliated colleges and institutions, which were reserved for other states, have been converted into open seats.Of these, 7,792 seats belong to general category, 138 for physically handicapped, 1,137 for SCs, 23 for SCs (physically handicapped), 584 for STs, 11 for ST (physically handicapped), 1109 for OBCs and 19 for OBCs (physically handicapped).

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