Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB), which is a constituent of Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) along with Joint Admission Board (JAB), will be headed by Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur for admission year 2017. According to MHRD officials, Dr. Udaykumar R.Y who is the Director of MNIT Jaipur will head the seat allocation body with directors of all other 30 NITs, 5 IIITs, IIEST-Shibpur and other CFTIs being its members.
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As per the ministry’s officials, CSAB 2017 will also include the following members:
Director, (NITs), D/o Higher Education, MHRD
Director, (IITs), D/o Higher Education, MHRD
Nominee of the National Informatics Centre, New Delhi
Nominee of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi
Nominee of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi
CSAB 2017 will be responsible for seat allotment in JEE Main 2017 participating institutes, which will be done on the basis of merit list of the candidates in the engineering entrance exam.
CSAB 2017 will also be responsible for the following:
Entering into a MoU with Joint Seat Allocation Authority JoSAA 2017 to conduct joint seat allocation/common counselling process for llTs and other Institutions falling within ambit of CSAB 2017.
Finalilsation of procedure and schedule for seat allocation
Finalisation of resource centres and help centres and making necessary arrangements at those centres
Printing of brochure designing online choice filling forms
Maintenance of website;
Distribution and collection of seat choices online
Filling up of supernumerary quota at 2007 level as per MHRD' s letter dated August 6, 2012
Laying down of procedure for verification of certificates and credentials
Coordinating with concerned agencies for seat allotment against State/UT quota seats
Any Fly Court Case arising out of the seat allocation process in respect of NITs for 2017-2018 shall be handled by CSAB 2017; and
Any other task(s) related to counselling and allocation of seats against All India Quota.
Central Seat Allocation Board was directly responsible for counselling and seat allotment for qualified candidates for admissions to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs till 2014. However, JoSAA was introduced in 2015 to better the counselling and seat allotment process. Since then, JoSAA, which comprises of member representatives of CSAB and JAB, has been holding joint seat allotment process for admissions to IITs and NITs+System.
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