Ministry of Human Resource Development of Government of India is proposed to increase number of seats in IITs from the year 2018. About 1000 engineering seats will be added to the existing strength in IITs.
The Joint Admissions Board (JAB), which supervises admissions in IITs has confirmed that JEE Advanced 2018 would be conducted on May 20, 2018. JAB has recommended a 14 percent hike in seats allotted to women in the IITs.
At present, a total of 10998 engineering seats are available in all the IITs across India. About 400 seats were added in 2017 but 140 seats remain vacant after admission counseling.
The seats are increased in the newer IITs. Seats will also be increased at older IITs at Delhi, Bombay, Madras, Kharagpur from next year.
The final decision regarding increase of seats would be taken by JAB. The NITs are also proposed to increase women intake by 20 percent. The JAB is also considering women reservations above the existing seats.