Last year six phases of counselling for IITs and NITs admission was conducted and around 3, 000 seats fallen vacant at the end of joint counselling for IITs, NITs, IIITs and other government-funded technical institutes, only 73 vacancies are left in IITs, bulk of them (38) in IIT-BHU. Most of them belong to branches like Bio-medical Engineering, Pahrmaceutical Engineering etc ., that are no longer lucrative. The first generation IITs -Bombay , Madras, Kharagpur, Delhi and Kanpur -are not left with any vacancy . Inn other IITs the slow moving branches of Engineerings have not been preferred and students opted for NITs so that they can have a better branch in good institutions like NIT Trichi, Warangal and nagpur. Even the newly formed NIT Andhra Pradesh was also much in demand as compared to other NITs like Rpourkela and Raipur.
To counter such challenges and check the seats falling vacant, the HRD Ministry has decided to fill them on the basis of a 'Spot round' to ensure that deserving candidates who cleared the entrance test to get seats in these premier institutions. It has been planned to implement it from this academic year to encourage the students to register again even when the academic session has commenced so that no seats would be left vacant. It would be ensured not fall vacant and those who have not figured in the merit list would find a chance but have to wait till the last. But the main issue is none would wait to lose valued period of study already commenced and shifting over to reputed Private universities like SRM university where their career is safe.