IIT Indore to launch 2 new B. Tech programmes; Seat capacity to go up
Bachan Thakur, 10 Mar 2016, #IITI
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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore is all set to expand its seat capacity in the existing undergraduate engineering programmes and classes for two new branches are also scheduled to begin from the current academic year 2016-17, says a media report. According to the report, seats at each of the three B. Tech branches – Electrical Engineering (EE), Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Mechanical Engineering (ME), will go up by 20 each. Currently, each branch has a capacity of 40 seats. With the addition of 20 seats in each of the three disciplines, the total seat capacity will now become 60 in each of the three branches.

Two new branches namely Civil Engineering (CE) and Material and Metallurgical Engineering will also be introduced from the academic year 2016-17. These to-be-introduced streams will begin with an offering of 40 seats in each discipline, according to official sources in IIT Indore.

At present, the total seat intake in B. Tech courses at the institute is 120, 60 each in EE, CSE and ME disciples. With the addition of 20 seats in all three branches and two new branches to begin with 40 seats each, the total seat intake for B. Tech programmes at IIT Indore will now be 260. This means that in the current academic year, there will be over 54% rise in the seat capacity at IIT Indore. 

IIT Indore is one of the premiere engineering institutes among 19 IITs and ISM, Dhanbad and offers admission to B. Tech aspirants in EE, CSE and ME programmes based on their ranks in JEE Advanced test. JEE Advanced is the second stage of JEE and will be  conducted only for top 2 lakh rank holders of JEE Main in 2016. A candidate can attempt this exam a maximum of two times and that too in consecutive years. JEE Advanced 2016 will be held on May 22nd, 2016 for which online registration and filling of application form will commence from April 29, 2016.

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