Is Engineering no longer a popular choice for students?

With the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) completing the admission process for undergraduate engineering courses in the various IITs, NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs on July 19, 2019, and the release of the seat matrix indicating the number of vacant seats by the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB); a shocking data has been presented. The figure of 7464 vacant seats in various NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs raises a question on the status of engineering being the most sought-after professional course. Seats lying vacant even in prestigious NITs like Delhi, Calicut, and Warangal is truly an eye-opener.

To look at the statistics of this academic session, a total of 2,45,000 students qualified to get admission in 25 IIITs, 31 NITs, and 28 GFTIs, but out of the total number, 29,139 students did not even register for seat allotment. Around 13,000 candidates opted out of the seat allocation process in the initial phase only. In fact, many students opted out of the JoSAA counseling process even after being qualified to get admission in one of the 23 IITs.

Following is a table showing the statistics of vacant seats in the various NITs:

NITs No. of Vacant Seats
NIT, Agartala 295
NIT, Srinagar 227
NIT, Jalandhar 198
NIT, Surat 192
NIT, Raipur 161
NIT, Durgapur 154
NIT, Rourkela 149
NIT, Nagaland 128
NIT, Nagpur 124
NIT, Calicut 121
NIT, Karnataka 114
NIT, Patna 108
NIT, Bhopal 102
NIT, Mizoram 102
NIT, Arunachal Pradesh 100
NIT, Tiruchirappalli 99
NIT, Kurukshetra 90
NIT, Andhra Pradesh 87
NIT, Jaipur 85
NIT, Silchar 83
NIT, Sikkim 82
NIT, Hamirpur 77
NIT, Manipur 69
NIT, Delhi 68
NIT, Warangal 62
NIT, Meghalaya 51
NIT, Jamshedpur 51
NIT, Allahabad 50
NIT, Puducherry 46
NIT, Goa 35
NIT, Uttarakhand 24

Following table shows the vacancy of seats in the various areas of specialization:

Branches No. of Vacant Seats
Mechanical Engineering 421
Civil Engineering 391
Electronics and Communication Engineering 380
Computer Science and Engineering 287
Chemical Engineering 231
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 186
Electrical Engineering 181

There is also a subsequent decrease in the number of aspirants appearing for JEE exam. From 12,90,028 students taking the exam in 2014, the number reduced to 11,47,125 in 2019. The following bar chart shows the yearly statistics of the declining number of JEE aspirants:

The data forces us to confront the shifting interest of students in the present time, where non-engineering courses are getting equal, if not more attention. The question then is – what is the reason behind this drastic change?

Some plausible reasons to support the data may be:

  • Increasing interest in new-age professions such as journalism, digital marketing, content writing, graphic designing etc.
  • The pressure and competition of undertaking the journey of becoming an engineer makes the option less appealing. The difficulty level of the examination is as relentless as to drive students to the point of depression.
  • Lack of interest in students to pursue Science because of poor teaching methodologies at school level.
  • The dismal education system of the country doesn’t provide engineers with the adequate skills required in the professional world, thus leading to lack of employment.

Thus, it is time that we seriously consider what the future holds for engineering as a profession. Whether it will lose its glory or continue to be the most booming industry is a question which needs our immediate attention.

Vidyamandir Classes Felicitation Ceremony: JEE Advanced 2019

To celebrate the success of our students in JEE Advanced 2019 , Vidyamandir Classes organized a Felicitation Ceremony on 7th July, 2019. The occasion was celebrated with the Top 29 Students (UNDER 500 Ranks) of Vidyamandir Classes and their parents at Vidyamandir Classes, Pitampura Centre, Delhi. Founders of Vidyamandir Classes, Bade Bhaiya (Mr. Brij Mohan) and Shyam Mohan Bhaiya along with other faculty members felicitated the students with Cash Prizes and Certificates. Here are some pictures from this memorable event –

JEE Advanced 2019 AIR 26 Harshit Gupta

JEE Advanced 2019 AIR 28 Pradipta P. Bora

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Events of JoSSA 2019

Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) holds seven rounds of seat allocation for admission to top engineering colleges including Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Information Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs).

All candidates who qualified in JEE Advanced are eligible to register for seat allocation in all the participating institutions. The candidates who qualified in JEE Main are eligible for seat allocation in all the participating institutes except for IITs.

Latest Update (18th July, 2019):

JoSAA released the results for seat allotment for Round 7 on 18th July, 2019 at their official website josaa.nic.in

Latest Update (15th July, 2019):

Joint Seat Allocation Authority has announced the results for the Round 6 seat allotment on 15th July, 2019

How to check your result for JoSAA 2019:

Step 1: Visit the official website josaa.nic.in

Step 2: Click on ‘View Seat Allotment Result of Round 6’

Step 3: Enter your JEE Main Application Number, Password and Security Pin

Step 4: Click ‘Login’

View your Result and take a printout for reference.

Update: July 12, 2019

JoSAA 2019 results for the seat allotment for Round 5 have been declared. To check the results candidates will have to login on the official site jossa.nic.in using their JEE MAIN 2019 application number and password.

Candidates who wish to confirm admission, have to appear for document verification between 13th July-14th July, 2019.

 Update: July 9 – July 11, 2019

JoSAA 2019 results for the seat allotment for Round 4 have been declared, along with the JoSAA cut-off. To check the results candidates will have to login on the official site using their JEE MAIN 2019 application number and password.

Candidates who accept the seats allotted to them will have to report at the reporting centre for document verification and acceptance or withdrawal of seats. The authority will display the list of seats filled on 12th July, 2019.

Schedule of events of JoSAA 2019

Event Date
Registration and Choice Filling starts 16th June, 2019
Mock Seat Allotment for Round 1 22nd June, 2019 (Announced)
Mock Seat Allotment for Round 2 24th June, 2019 (Announced)
Registration and Choice Filling Ends 25th June, 2019
Reconciliation of data, verification and validation 26th June, 2019
Seat Allocation (Round 1) 27th June, 2019 (Announced)
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 28th June – 2nd July, 2019
Display of seats filled / availability status 3rd July, 2019
Seat Allocation (Round 2) 3rd July, 2019 (Announced)
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 4th July – 5th July, 2019
Display of seats filled / availability status 6th July, 2019
Seat Allocation (Round 3) 6th July, 2019 (Announced)
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 7th July – 8th July, 2019
Display of seats filled / availability status 9th July, 2019
Seat Allocation (Round 4) 9th July, 2019 (Announced)
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 10th – 11th July, 2019
Display of seats filled / availability status 12th July, 2019
Seat Allocation (Round 5) 12th July, 2019 (Announced)
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 13th – 14th July, 2019
Display of seats filled / availability status 15th July, 2019
Seat Allocation (Round 6) 15th July, 2019 (Announced)
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 16th – 17th July, 2019
Display of seats filled / availability status 18th July, 2019
Seat Allocation (Round 7: FINAL ROUND) 18th July, 2019
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 19th July, 2019 (for IITs)
Document verification and reporting at the reporting centres for acceptance/withdrawal of seat 19th July – 23rd July, 2019 (for others)

Proof that previous year question papers really work for JEE Advanced

When you are planning to take the most sought-after engineering exam i.e. JEE Advanced, you need to be well-prepared. Studying everything, going to coaching, revising is not enough unless you put your preparation to practice. Most often very bright students fail to perform upto the mark on the D-Day because of lack of practice. Before taking an exam as tough and competitive as JEE Advanced, one must have a lot of practice. The students can practice by undertaking mock-tests and solving last year question papers. Practicing previous year question papers can be helpful in manifold ways.

Following are some ways in which solving previous year question papers can prove helpful for JEE Advanced preparation:

  • Analyze your preparation – Solving previous year question papers will help you to assess your strengths and weaknesses. The more you practice, the stronger hold you will get on your weak areas. Solving more and more question papers will also help you understand the pace and quality of your preparation.
  • Get familiar with exam pattern – Solving previous year question papers will help you familiarize yourself with the exam pattern. It will ensure that nothing comes as a surprise to you on the day of the examination. It will also help you get used to completing your test within the limited time.
  • Help build accuracy and speed – Solving question papers will help you assess the amount of time you spend in attempting a particular section/ or certain concepts. Thus, it will help you attain speed and accuracy while solving the questions.
  • Helps get confidence – After solving previous year question papers regularly, you gain a sort of confidence in yourself. It helps you trust your preparation strategy and perform well in in the final examination.
  • Avoid exam jitters – Solving previous year question papers also helps you overcome the fear and nervousness of taking the JEE Advanced exam. It prepares you for the D-Day and ensure that you don’t mess up because of fear.

So, solve as many previous year question papers as possible to ensure that you achieve great success in the JEE Advanced exam.

All the Best!