SPECIAL VACANT SEATS FILLING ROUND for NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs

A SPECIAL VACANT SEATS FILLING ROUND, hereafter called SPECIAL ROUND, will be conducted only for NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs(Except IITs) after completion of all the JoSAA Rounds as per the following schedule:-

EventsDate
Fee Deposition 27 July 2017 (Thurs.) 10:00 AM
To
29 July 2017 (Sat.) upto 4:00 PM
Registration and Choice Filling 27 July 2017 (Thurs.) 1:00 PM
To
29 July 2017 (Sat.) upto 11:59 PM
Seat Allotment Result 30 July 2017 (Sun.) 2:00 PM
Institute Reporting(Candidate has to report directly to the Allotted Institute) 31 July 2017 (Mon) to 2 Aug 2017 (Wed.)(in office hours only)

Rules for this SPECIAL ROUND will be as follows:-

I. Eligibility for Special Round:

  • All candidates who were eligible for JoSAA as per JEE (Main) 2017 Rank will be eligible for participating in the SPECIAL ROUND.
  • All such candidates who have participated in JoSAA 2017 but declared ineligible will stand ineligible for this Special round as well.
  • Candidates who have not registered in JoSAA till now but are eligible as per their JEE(Main) 2017 Rank will also be eligible for participating in the Special Round for NITs/IIITs/ other GFTIs.

II. Special Round Counseling Process

Step 1: Payment of Special Round Participation Fee:

Interested eligible candidate are required to pay the SPECIAL ROUND participation fee using SBI Collect as per following table:-

SlNo Type of Candidate Feefor Gen/OBC Feefor SC/ST/PWD
1 A Candidate who is eligible, but didn’t pay Seat Acceptance Fee in JoSAA. It includes those who didn’t Register on JoSAA portal OR Register but didn’t get a seat OR allotted a seat by JoSAA but didn’t pay Seat Acceptance Fee. ₹ 46,000 ₹ 21,000
2 Candidate whose last (7th round) seat allotted in JoSAA rounds was in IIT and Reported at RC ₹ 46,000 ₹ 21,000
3 Candidate whose last (7th round) seat allotted in JoSAA rounds was in NIT/IIIT/GFTI and Reported at RC ₹ 1,000 ₹ 1,000
4 Candidate who got a seat allotted in JoSAA rounds and paid the Seat Acceptance Fee but didn’t report at RC or Seat got cancelled at RC or Withdrew the allotted seat. ₹ 1,000 ₹ 1,000

Step 2: Online registration for Special Round of counseling:

  • All eligible candidates as specified above are required to register online after payment of special round participation fee through CSAB portal csab.nic.in as per the schedule. Earlier registration made on JoSAA portal is now null and void.
  • Registration process and updation of candidate’s profile will be same as was for JoSAA 2017.

Step 3: Online Choice Filling and Choice Locking for Special Round of counseling:

  • Registered candidate will be able to fill/re-arrange his/her choices where all the seats of NITs/IIITs/GFTIs will be displayed for which that candidate is eligible as per his/her category.
  • A tentative seat matrix of possible vacant seats will also be displayed for reference, but a candidate should fill choices from the complete seat matrix, as seats (other than those included in the tentative seat matrix) may become available for allotment due to creation of possible vacancies during the allotment process of the Special Round.
  • All registered candidates are required to fill fresh choices. Earlier filled choices will not be considered in this round of seat allotment.
  • Candidates who have successfully reported at PI and want to participate in this round are also required to fill fresh choices. All valid choices will be shown to the candidate except physically reported seat. Their last allotted seat (Physically Reported Seat) will automatically be considered as last choice in the set of choices. Based on new set of choices, a new seat will be allotted or his/her earlier allotted seat will be retained.

Step 4: Seat Allotment business rules for Special Round of counseling:

  • Seat allotment will be carried out as per JoSAA norms using DA Algorithm.
  • Conversion will be applicable as per JoSAA norms.
  • Physically admitted candidates after last round (7th round) of JoSAA who do not want to participate in this round, will also be considered for category up-gradation against the same allotted choice. This means that their earlier allotted seat upto 7th round will be retained in the same branch and in the same institute but category may be upgraded.

Step 5: Reporting at Allotted Institute after Special round Seat Allotment:

  • All successful allottees of Special round of counseling are required to physically report at the allotted institute directly and complete the admission formalities.
  • A candidate who has reported in the allotted Institute after seventh JoSAA Round and gets a seat allotted in some other Institute in the SPECIAL ROUND and is unable to get his/her original documents from the earlier reported Institute in time, may show the reporting document in the newly allotted Institute and should submit an affidavit on plain paper that his/her original documents are submitted in another Institute which he/she will collect and deposit by 30th September 2017.

Adjustment of Special Round Participation Fee in the Fee of the Allotted Institute:

  • Out of the Special Round Participation Fee, Rs 1,000 is the Processing Fee which is non-refundable and non-adjustable in the fee of allotted Institute.
  • For candidates who have deposited Rs 46,000 / Rs 21,000 as Participation Fee, if allotted a seat in the Special Round, Rs 45,000 / Rs 20,000 will be adjusted in the Institute Fee.
  • For candidates who have deposited the Institute Fee in any of the NITs/IIITs/GFTIs over and above Rs 45,000 / Rs 20,000, if allotted a seat in the Special Round, the fee deposited in the previously allotted Institute will be adjusted in the fee of the newly allotted Institute in Special Round.
  • For candidates who have deposited the Fee in any of the IITs, if allotted a seat in the Special Round, the fee deposited in the IIT will NOT be adjusted in the fee of the newly allotted Institute in Special Round. Only Rs 45,000 / Rs 20,000 out of the Special Round Participation Fee will be adjusted in the fee of the newly allotted Institute. Such candidates will have to claim their fee from IITs as per refund policy of IITs.

Step 6: Refund of Participation Fee:

  • If no seat is allotted to the candidate in the Special Round, the Participation Fee will be refunded back after deducting processing fee of Rs 1,000.
  • However, if a seat is allotted in the Special Round, the Participation Fee will not be refunded whether the candidate joins the allotted Institute or not.

III. The following message will be part of 7th round admission letter:

Please visit CSAB portal (csab.nic.in) for getting information on the SPECIAL VACANT SEATS FILLING ROUND For NITs/IIITs/ other GFTIs. It will provide you a chance to upgrade your current seat within or across Institutes. Your current allotted seat will remain safe and will get de-allotted (cancelled) only in the case of allotment to a higher preferred choice. In case a candidate doesn’t participate in the Special Round, this seat will be considered as FREEZED

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