In may last blog “Foreign student’s bracket increased by 10% in IITs”, I talked about increased number of seats for foreign students in IITs which is a good news for foreign applicants. Now it’s time for Indian students to buck up and get ready to grab the upcoming opportunity.

By now, you must have understood from the title itself that country’s leading engineering institution is gearing up to produce even more number of engineering graduates for which they have increased 528 seats. This new update will come into effect from 2017.

The 5% increase in seats will take the total to 11,100 seats in 2017 as compared to 10,572 in 2016. This will further assist in IITs plan to take the tally to 14,000 seats by 2020 across all B.Tech programs.

The numbers though may vary from institute to institute as some of them do not have sufficient infrastructure to support increased number of entrants. But the scenario will change in coming, as IITs would want to achieve their target of one lakh students including M.Tech and PhD as well most possibly by 2020.

Well, such updates are always welcomed from the students but this time we thought of knowing the reaction of experts on this new update and here is what they have to say:

“Distribution of seats in various branches will be a key factor. It is beneficial if seats are increased in branches that are high in demand these days such as Computer Science but if it is increased in any such branch in which students do not opt intentionally then its waste.”

                                                                                                    …Harsh Patodia (Maths Expert, askIITians, IIT-Roorkee)


“Considering the fact that all the IITs do not have sufficient resources to accommodate increased number of students thus seat distribution will be crucial across different IITs.”

                                                                                                …Bhavya Agarwal (Chemistry Expert, askIITians, IIT-Delhi)


“It is a really good decision considering the increase in number of applicants every year. The seat to applicant ratio was quite less so far which will eventually get better with this new decision of theirs.”

                                                                                         …Santosh Verma Datla (Physics Expert, askIItians, IIT-Madras)

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