Computer Science Engineering- Most Desired Field in India: Know cut-offs and seats in IITs

Undoubtedly CSE or Computer Science & Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology is among the most sought after engineering branch in India with most of the IIT Advance toppers opting for the same across all different IITs located across India.

With the desired Computer Science & Engineering branch in IITs comprising just about 10 per cent of the total seats available with all IITs, bagging a CSE seat at prestigious IITs has always been a tough proposition for engineering aspirants.

But, why this branch of engineering is sought by top rankers and what does it take to get you a Computer Science & Engineering seat at IITs? And where should you stand in the merit list to secure a CSE seat at IIT? Also, what is the expected cut-off for CSE in different IITs? We have got you all the information you need to know! 

Why Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)?

That IT sector has emerged as one of the highest growing sectors, is not the only reason for students looking for CSE or Computer Science & Engineering. There are plentiful job opportunities for a Computer Science graduate, that too in the world’s top companies like Microsoft, Deloitte, Amazon, and a lot more. Moreover, Computer Science Engineers are paid fairly in the industry and they also have high growth opportunity given the evolving dynamics of the IT sector across the world.

An engineering degree in CSE also enables you to explore the emerging job opportunities and new careers avenues in this field. The success story of Indian e- retailers like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Myntra, Home Shop 18 etc. indicates to more such companies taking lead based on their IT expertise. Our IT giants like TCS, Infosys, and Wipro have already captured a fair share for world IT market based on their expertise in Information Technology.

CSE deals with design, operation, and management of information system of both software & hardware processes. It’s a scientific and practical approach to computation and its applications. It’s a field which is very interesting and up to date. And most importantly, being from a background of CSE offers bright career prospects as well.

Students studying Computer Science & Engineering, usually get employed in database management, embedded systems, IT, multimedia, Telecommunication, web designing, gaming, computer hardware & software implementation & maintenance, and related sectors.

So, how do you get a CSE seat at IITs? What is the expected cut-off for CSE at different IITs?

JEE Advance Cut-Off for CSE Seat at IITs:

The total number of seats for Computer Science & Engineering at different IITs and ISM is 923 seats.  The number of seats for CSE is highest at ISM Dhanbad & IIT Kanpur with 92 each, and the lowest at IIT Madras with just 30 seats.

  • According to ranking for admission at different IITs in 2013, applicants with the lowest rank of 5041 could get a CSE seat in at least one of the 16 IITs.
  • In 2013, IIT Bombay was the most sought after IIT for Computer Science & Engineering amongst the top scorers.
  • As per the cut-off list, closing rank of Computer Science & Engineering was the lowest at ISM Dhanbad.
  • Other top IITs for Computer Science & Engineering include IIT Delhi, IIT Madras and IIT Kanpur respectively.
  • IIT Gandhinagar did not offer CSE last year.
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