The Indian Institute of Madras and Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) inked the memorandum of understanding for seat allocation to more than 90 institutes which include the IITs and the National Institutes of Technology. The MoU was signed by Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi of IIT Madras and Prof. Y. Udaykumar of MNIT, Jaipur at a meeting of Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) at IIT Madras. It was declared at the meeting that the top 20 percentile cut-off will be made available by June 10th, 2017 and the information will be available on the respective web portals of 23 boards. At the meeting, the two institutes decided that admission will be awarded to the candidates who meet the below given eligibility criteria:
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Eligibility Criteria for JoSAA Seat Allocation 2017
(a) Candidates, belonging to the general category are required to score more than 75% aggregate marks in class XII or its equivalent board examination.
(b) Candidates who belong to Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe and persons with disability are required to score at least 65% marks in aggregate.
(c) Owing to a wide gap in the marks of the toppers belonging to different boards, the category-wise top 20 percentile score of successful candidates from different boards will be used as an alternative.
JoSAA 2017 is the body that will take care of counselling and allocation of undergraduate engineering seats to those candidates who will clear the JEE Advanced 2017 exam. It is likely that JoSAA counselling will be held in at least six rounds.
Prominent personalities who were present at the meeting included Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras and the organising team of JEE (ADV) 2017 (IIT Madras), Prof. Y. Udaykumar, Director, MNIT Jaipur (Coordinator of CSAB 2017) and the team of CSAB 2017, Prof. Gautam Biswas, Director, IIT Guwahati, Shri. R. Subrahmanyam, Additional Secretary of the Technical Education (MHRD), and officials from Ministry of Human Resources and Development MHRD and National Informatics Centre (NIC).