New Delhi, Jul 23:  6th JoSAA Counselling Seat Allotment ended successfully leaving behind 5915 vacant in the engineering colleges, which include Indian Institute of Technology IIT’s, National Institute of Technology NIT’s, Indian Institute of Information Technology IIIT’s and various other centrally funded government institutes. The seventh round of JoSAA Counselling is still open. The aspirants who have not yet got admission still have a chance in IIT’s and NIT’s. The most popular courses like Computer Science and Technology have 26 seats vacant in various IITs, especially at the newer IITs like  Goa, Jammu, Indore, Patna, Dharwad and Jodhpur. In a similar manner,  electrical engineering course has 56 vacant seats. Related News: JoSAA Counselling 2017: 421 seats still vacant in IIT’s after 5th Counselling session

Also, the seats are even vacant at the top institutes like IIT-Delhi (two in the same course) and IIT-Bombay (one in civil engineering). Two seats in aerospace engineering remain vacant at the Powai campus. As per admission dean, “There could be several reasons…. Some candidates prefer Institute over the stream and many others want to pursue stream of their choice. What is surprising is that most of these are in the open category, which means there are candidates, but they don’t want to join these courses.”

“No withdrawal of admission will be allowed in the seventh and final round, and we hope no seats will remain vacant till then,” an official from JoSAA said. The sixth and seventh round of seat allotment will be announced on July 18 and July 21, respectively. Also, there 20 seats are available at the start of the seventh round at IIT Madras. The largest vacancy was at IIT-Varanasi. At the end of the joint counselling last year, there were 73 vacancies in the IITs, bulk of them in IIT-Varanasi (38). In case of NITs (National Institutes of Technology), there are 1,518 vacancies.