Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

Roorkee, Uttarakhand

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IIT reserves seat for EWS candidates

IIT Delhi is going to implement 5.6% EWS quota, IIT Kharagpur may implement 3% quota, and the IITs of Madras and Roorkee is expected to implement a quota of 4%.

An average of 500 seats will be offered to the candidates belonging from the economically weaker section of the society by the Indian Institute of Technology. This will be implemented from the academic year 2019 – 2020, as reported by Hindustan Times.

This move may bring one more thing with it as it is expected that poor among the upper castes will also get a reservation of 10% in Indian Institute of Technology Delhi courses.


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It is even said that the number of seats may increase so that the institute can easily bring in the weaker sections of the society. As reported by the director of IIT Roorkee AK Chaturvedi, with the introduction of an economically weaker section of society there will be 500 seat offered to them which is approximately 4%. “ Though there will be an increase of less than 9% in total number of the seat”. So, the total number of seats that will be offered by IIT is 12,500.

This year Joint Entrance Exam is conducted by IIT Roorkee said that this year top 2.45 lakh students of JEE Main will be allowed to sit for the JEE (advanced). In this, there will be 490 candidates from the section of an economically weaker and disabled category, and there will be 9,310 candidates from general – economically weaker section, all these seats will be included in the total.

This year IIT Delhi will be implementing 5.6% EWS quota as reported by the Siddharth Pandey, chairperson of the JEE (advanced) 2019. So IIT Delhi is expecting an increase of 105 seats and for this increase, they have already started building a hostel for girls and boys as well. JEE is the exam which gives the opportunity for students to enter in Indian Institutes of Technology.

This year IIT Madras will be implementing 4% EWS (economically weaker section) quota for this very academic year. Director Bhaskar Ramamurthy said that this will lead to many infrastructure challenges but it is still bearable”. Although the classroom won't suffer there will be a problem with accommodations.

IIT Kharagpur is expecting to reserve 3% seats for the EWS quota. They also agree that there will be accommodation issue when the fresh batch of students will start and will have to accommodate in the second year when the scheme will be implemented. 

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