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The highly competitive examination in the form of IIT-JEE has led to establishment of a large number of coaching institutes throughout the country that provide intensive, and specific preparation for the IIT-JEE for substantial fees. It is argued that this favours students from specific regions and richer backgrounds. Some coaching institutes say that they have individually coached nearly 800 successful candidates year after year.[60] According to some estimates, nearly 95% of all students who clear the IIT-JEE had joined coaching classes.[61] Indeed, this was the case regarding preparation for IIT entrance exams even decades ago. In a January 2010 lecture at the Indian Institute of Science, the 2009 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan revealed that he failed to get a seat at any of the colleges of the Indian Institutes of Technology, as well as at an Indian medical college.[62] He also said that his parents, being old-fashioned, did not believe in coaching classes to prepare for the IIT entrance exam and considered them to be “nonsense”.[62]

Not all children are of a similar aptitude level and may be skilled in different paradigms and fields. This has led to criticism of the way the examinations are conducted and the way a student is forced in the Indian community. The IIT-JEE format was restructured in 2006 following these complaints.[63] After the change to the objective pattern of questioning, even the students who initially considered themselves not fit for subjective pattern of IIT-JEE decided to take the examination. Though the restructuring was meant to reduce the dependence of students on coaching classes, it led to an increase in students registering for coaching classes.[64] Some people (mostly IITians) have criticised the changed pattern of the IIT-JEE. Their reasoning is that while IIT-JEE traditionally used to test students understanding of fundamentals and ability to apply them to solve tough unseen problems, the current pattern does not stress much on the application part and might lead to a reduced quality of students.[65]

Another criticism is about the language of the exam. IIT-JEE is conducted only in English and Hindi, making it harder for students where regional languages, like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Urdu, Oriya, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese or Gujarati, are more prominent. As an example, in September 2011, the Gujarat High Court has acted on a Public Interest Litigation by the Gujarati Sahitya Parishad, for conducting the exams in Gujarati.[66] A second petition was made in October by Navsari’s Sayaji Vaibhav Sarvajanik Pustakalaya Trust.[67] Another petition was made at the Madras High Court for conducting the exam in Tamil. In the petition it was claimed that not conducting the exam in the regional languages is in violation of article 14 of the Constitution of India.[68]

Institutes

The IITs are located in:

IITs and locations, sorted alphabetically[3][4][5]
Name Photo Short Name Established City/Town State/UT Website
IIT Ropar IITRPR 2008 Rupnagar Punjab www.iitrpr.ac.in
IIT Roorkee IITR 2001‡(founded in 1847) Roorkee Uttarakhand www.iitr.ac.in
IIT Patna IITP 2008 Patna Bihar www.iitp.ac.in
IIT Mandi IIT Mandi 2009 Mandi Himachal Pradesh www.iitmandi.ac.in
IIT Madras IITM 1959 Chennai Tamil Nadu www.iitm.ac.in
IIT Kharagpur IITKGP 1951 Kharagpur West Bengal www.iitkgp.ac.in
IIT Kanpur IITK 1959 Kanpur Uttar Pradesh www.iitk.ac.in
IIT Jodhpur IITJ 2008 Jodhpur Rajasthan www.iitj.ac.in
IIT Indore IITI 2009 Indore Madhya Pradesh www.iiti.ac.in
IIT Hyderabad IITH 2008 Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh www.iith.ac.in
IIT Guwahati IITG 1994 Guwahati Assam www.iitg.ac.in
IIT Gandhinagar IITGN 2008 Gandhinagar Gujarat www.iitgn.ac.in
IIT Delhi IITD 1963‡(founded in 1961) New Delhi Delhi www.iitd.ac.in
IIT Bombay IITB 1958 Mumbai Maharashtra www.iitb.ac.in
IIT Bhubaneswar IITBBS 2008 Bhubaneswar Odisha www.iitbbs.ac.in
IIT (BHU) Varanasi IIT(BHU) 2012‡(founded in 1919) Varanasi Uttar Pradesh www.iitbhu.ac.in

‡ – year converted to IIT

 

 

S.No Indian Institute of Technology Branch Wise Cut Off Top Engineering Colleges under JEE Advance
 
Cut Off marks for JEE Advanced 2013
CS Electrical Mechanical Civil Chemical
OR CR OR CR OR CR OR CR OR CR
1 IIT Bombay 1 72 4 91 10 454 54 1592 70 1086
2 IIT Delhi 1 129 3 270 12 627 12 1785 74 1214
3 IIT Madras 18 240 28 539 8 894 109 2255 79 2101
4 IIT Kanpur 3 280 25 590 25 891 24 2312 111 1951
5 IIT Kharagpur 4 42 54 921 9 1098 80 2503 136 2247
6 IIT Roorkee 23 961 68 1621 73 1739 73 2692 150 2888
7 IIT Hyderabad 163 2155 349 1013 306 2804 185 1927 403 3964
8 IIT Guwahati 38 1367 158 2131 81 2498 551 4342 355 3629
9 IIT(BHU) Varanasi 27 1826 119 2698 71 2936 227 3487 167 4002
10 IIT Jodhpur 104 3845 301 4436 330 4680 Course is n/a Course is n/a
11 IIT Ropar 298 2886 240 3862 130 4309 Course is n/a Course is n/a
12 IIT Indore 98 3414 156 3982 343 4174  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a
13 IIT Gandhinagar Course is n/a 346 3320 114 3541 264 1572 529 4485
14 IIT Mandi 462 4249 124 4618 387 4758 Course is n/a Course is n/a
15 IIT Patna 161 4409 371 4735 456 4863 Course is n/a Course is n/a
16 IIT Bhubaneswar Course is n/a 441 4233 402 4475 291 4960 Course is n/a
17 ISM Dhanbad 103 4745 137 5097 65 5008 150 2259 530 5523