Education | 10,000 students qualify in the IIT-JEE entrance

Education | 10,000 students qualify in the IIT-JEE entrance
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First Published: Mon, May 25 2009. 09 55 PM IST
Updated: Mon, May 25 2009. 09 55 PM IST
New Delhi: At least 10,000 students have qualified in the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) this year with Nitin Jain, a student from the Delhi zone, topping the list.
A total of 10,035 students, including 1,048 women, succeeded in this year’s IIT-JEE, results for which were announced on Monday.
The students who made the cut will get admission into 15 IITs, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, which will together offer some 8,500 seats this year.
“There will be more seats in the IITs this year as the institutes will implement OBC (other backward classes) quota. Besides, two new IITs, one in Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and another in Indore in Madhya Pradesh, will start functioning,” IIT Guwahati director Gautam Baruah said.
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First Published: Mon, May 25 2009. 09 55 PM IST