New Changes Introduced in JEE Advanced 2016 by IITs

Nidhi Mishra updated on : 29 Apr 2016
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IITs have introduced 4 new changes in JEE Advanced 2016. Get the details about changes in JEE Advanced here

Changes in JEE Advanced 2016 have been introduced by Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) this year. The conducting body has decided to allow female candidates to take admission in Mining Engineering programme offered at Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad from 2016-17 academic session. This year, IITs have decided to inflate the number of exam cities. The number has been increased from existing 80 cities to 96 cities across the nation.

IIT Panel has also made an announcement regarding the Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) and Person of Indian Origin (PIO). The panel has said that the candidates belonging to OCI and PIO will be considered under the general category and will be entitled to open seats for JEE Advanced exam.

Until last year, there were about 18 IITs besides ISM Dhanbad which offered admissions to JEE Advanced qualifiers. The introduction of 4 new IITs namely, IIT Goa, IIT Karnataka, IIT Chhattisgarh and IIT Jammu, the number of seats are also likely to increase.

Last year, IIT Palakkad and IIT Tripura started its operations and piloted admissions to undergraduate programmes for the first time. Also, IIT BHU and IIT Kharagpur were offering Mining Engineering courses to female candidates. Following these two IITs, ISM Dhanbad has also marched in the same direction and had decided to admit the female candidates to Mining Machinery Engineering and Mining Engineering related programmes.

The number of JEE Advanced 2016 exam centres have been increased. The national level engineering entrance exam will be conducted on May 22, 2016, by IIT Guwahati in 96 cities located in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and West Bengal etc.

JEE Advanced 2016 registrations have begun today onwards (April 29) and will conclude on May 4, 2016.

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