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How many IITs are functional in India at present?

Date: 11 Apr 2016    Group: Education    Category: India Educational Consultants   

Recently many new IITs have been opened by the Government. The data/information about the actual number of functional IITs in India is confusing. How many IITs are functional in India at present and how many seats are available for admission through JEE-Advance during the year 2016?
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Author: Kailash Kumar    15 Apr 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 6  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

As per information made available on the website of the Ministry of Human Resource Development , Government of India, which was last updated on 04/23/2015, there are total 16 IITs in India which are located at
1. Ahmedabad,
2. Bhubaneswar,
3. Chennai,
4. Guwahati,
5. Indore,
6. Kanpur,
7. IIT Rajasthan (Mentored by IIT, Kanpur) Temporarily at IIT, Kanpur,
8. Kharagpur,
9. IIT Hyderabad (Mentored by IIT, Madras) Temporarily at Ordinance Factory, Medak,
10. Mumbai,
11. IIT Patna (Mentored by IIT, Guwahati) Temporarily at Navin Govt. Polytechnic, Patliputra Colony, Patna,
12. New Delhi,
13. IIT, Ropar (Mentored by IIT, Delhi) Temporarily at Nangal Road, Rupnagar, Punjab,
14. IIT, Mandi (Mentored by IIT, Roorkee) Temporarily at IIT Mandi Cell, Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim Building, (Old Central Library). Roorkee,
15. Roorkee,
16. Varanasi
However in the Information Brochure of JEE(Advanced) 2016, the following two IITs are also mentioned making the total IITs as 18 -
17. Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad
18. Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati
As per information available in various internet resources, the seats available in IITs, appears to be as follows -
GE - 4792, OBC - 2563, SC - 1419, ST - 716, GE-PD - 148, OBC-PD - 77, SC-PD - 45, ST-PD - 24, Total - 9784
However the actual number of available seats may vary.

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