IIT-Bombay remains ‘preferred choice’ for toppers
Continuing its run as the most preferred choice of IIT-JEE toppers opting to pursue Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech), IIT-Bombay has once again managed to scoop the maximum number of toppers this year.
In 2016, 67 out of the 100 toppers chose to opt for IIT-Bombay for pursuing their degree. Last year, 65 students out of the top 100 had opted for the Powai-based campus.
IIT-Bombay, which has a little over 700 seats across various streams like Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Aerospace, Computer Science etc also boasts of the highest pay packages across the IITs. In the past, U.S giants like Oracle and Facebook have both recruited candidates with a pay package of over a crore per annum.
After Mumbai, Delhi remained the second most preferred location, with 28 toppers opting for IIT-Delhi. However, unlike last year, the number of candidates opting for IIT-Delhi has come down from 30 to 28.
The 5 remaining toppers opted for IIT-Madras. Traditionally, IIT-Kanpur also manages to get a handful student from the top 100 each year, but that hasn’t been the case this year.
A total of 33,500 students had applied for admissions across IITs this year. While IIT-Bombay and IIT-Delhi remained the preferred choice for toppers, it received lower number of applications per seat. IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Chennai, where students have a relatively higher chance of securing admissions, had more applications per seat than both Bombay and Delhi campuses.
The admission into the IITs is decided on a two-step process. A student needs to first qualify for the JEE (Main) and then take JEE (Advanced). Final admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced) rank.