New Delhi, June 18: Going by the first round of counselling for seat allocation in IITs this year, the Mumbai campus has emerged as the favourite among the top 100 qualifiers and computer science and engineering programme as the most preferred course.
As many as 86 candidates among the top 100 in the ranking list preferred IIT, Mumbai for admission to their preferred programme. IIT, Delhi came far behind with only 12 students seeking admission there while the remaining two, among the top rank holders, preferred IIT, Kanpur and IIT, Madras.
17465 candidates were shortlisted for counselling this year, of whom 15989 registered, said IIT Delhi JEE office which is holding the counselling this year. It said in the first round of seat allocation, 9500 candidates, including 11 foreign nationals, were given seats. No OBC seat and SC seat was left unfilled.
Sharing the details of the counselling, JEE officials said 668 candidates got the course and the institute of their first choice, 390 candidates got the course and the institute of their second choice and 379 candidates got the course and the institute of their third choice.
Computer science and engineering continued to remain the first choice among students with 4406 candidates opting for it in IIT, Mumbai and 1082, in IIT Delhi.
The courses that remained the among the favourite were electrical engineering with 1016 candidates opting for it in IIT, Mumbai and 874 for mechanical engineering and 539 in aerospace engineering in the same campus respectively.