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IIT-Madras starts sports excellence-based admissions in UG programmes

IIT-Madras starts sports excellence-based admissions in UG programmes

Indian Institute of Technology-Madras will offer admissions to sportspersons in its undergraduate programmes from the academic year 2024-25, claiming to be the first IIT to make such a move.

Through its “sports excellence admission”, IIT-M will offer two supernumerary seats, of which one will be for female students, in each of its undergraduate programmes for Indian nationals. More details are available on the portal https://jeeadv.iitm.ac.in/sea

For SEA, a student will have to clear the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced), like other IIT aspirants, but not through Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) portal. A separate portal operated by the institute was launched on June 11.

Candidates who have secured a position in the Common Rank List (CRL) or category-wise rank list in the JEE (Advanced) 2024 and have won at least a medal in a national or international sports competition in the past four years can apply.

A separate “sports rank list” (SRL) will be prepared based on the total score obtained by the candidates and their performance in a specific list of sports. The seat allotment will be done based on this list.

IIT Madras has added many sports-related electives and has state-of-the-art infrastructure besides research facilities. This includes the Center of Excellence in Sports Science and Analytics (CESSA), which delivers high quality Sports science and education courses. It is also developing sports coaching products targeted at students and coaches through various strategic collaborations.

“Sports not only teaches youth to maintain good health and disciplined life but also the mental maturity to handle success and failures, and how to transform failures to success with perseverance and hard work. Sports quota will ensure presence of youth with these qualities in our campus who will be role models for other children,” said Professor V Kamakoti, Director of IIT Madras.


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