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The first round seat allotment of Joint Seat Allocation Authority Counseling 2020 ended on Wednesday. After the first round, 464 seats are left vacant in 23 IITs. Data released by JoSAA shows that these 464 seats that were left vacant have been re-allotted in the second round on Wednesday night. The second round seat allotment result was to come at 5 pm on Wednesday but it was released around 10.30 pm.

An official of the JoSAA office said, ‘Due to Kovid-19, this time the seat confirmation process is being done online only. Students do not have to have physical presence. In such a situation, many students are facing problems related to uploading documents. Due to some reason they are not able to upload the documents. Our first priority is to first solve the problems of those students and then release the second list.

According to the data provided by JoSAA, the maximum number of vacant seats has been in ISM Dhanbad (59). It is followed by IIT BHU. 44 seats are vacant in IIT Kharagpur, 30 in IIT Madras, 26 in IIT Kanpur, 25 in IIT Bhubaneswar, 21 in IIT Bombay and 20 each in IIT Patna, Roorkee and Jammu.

Last year 630 seats were left vacant after the first round of admission whereas in 2018 600 seats were vacant after the first round.

JoSAA 2nd seat allotment result 2020: Second round seat allotment result released at josaa.nic.in

In some popular IITs and courses also some seats are left vacant. One of the reasons for this could be that in some cases, applications have been received less in the special reserved category.

The vacant seats are a matter of concern for the IITs and the Ministry of Education. In 2017, 121 seats were left vacant as against 96 seats before that. Eventually the ministry had asked the IITs to take steps in this regard. The ministry had also given a suggestion to the IITs that it may eliminate those courses which are not popular. In 2015, the number of vacant seats was 50. Whereas in 2014 it was just 3. In 2019, however, not a single seat remained vacant in 23 IITs.