Joint seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA)

The JAB (Joint Admission Board), representing IITs and ISM Dhanbad, and CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board)are now merged together, and known as the Joint Seat Allocation Authority.JAB & CSAB have made agreements on the behalf of NITs and other CFTIs. Now, JoSAA is responsible for conducting a common counselling for the two exams of JEE. The memo for the same was signed on May 2nd 2015. JAB & CSAB are together will be known as JoSAA i.e. Joint seat Allocation Authority. The main purpose of the Joint Seat Allocation Authority- JoSAA is providing a common platform (Online) to apply to various engineering colleges across nation. There are 88 IITs, CIFTs, 28 NITs and various other institutes which can be applied for by the candidates by a single registration. To remove the problem of reserving the multiple seats was the important objective of Joint Seat Allocation Authority (the common counselling). Multiple options can be applied for by the candidates but not more than one seat can be reserved. Before 2015, when individual counselling used to take place, the seats were reserved by the candidates in more than one institute. Due to this reason, the seats in NITs and CFTIs were left vacant.

The first meeting of JoSAA (The Joint Seat Allocation Authority) was held on 2nd May 2015, in the IIT (Indian institute of Technology) Bombay campus. The business rules regarding the finalization of joint seat allocation was fixed during this first meeting. The rules are made available at JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) will commence the seat allocation for the academic year 2017-18 for the academic programs offered by a total of 92 Institutes. By using a common web portal the candidate can follow the procedure of seat allocation.JOSAA has been formed which consists of representatives from CSAB and JAB from this year. JoSAA will allocate the seats for the candidates who have qualified JEE main and advanced. And will give admission to them to ISM Dhanbad , IITs on the basis of their performance.

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