Indian Institute of Technology
Indian Institutes of Technology are Institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament for fostering excellence in education. There are sixteen IITs at present, located at Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mandi, Mumbai, Patna, Ropar, Roorkee and Varanasi. Over the years, IITs have created world class educational platform that is dynamically sustained through quality teaching and internationallyI acclaimed research with excellent infrastructure and the best available minds. The faculty and alumni of IITs continue to make huge impact in all sectors of society, both in India and abroad. Indian School of Mines Dhanbad is one of the oldest institutions in India and is known for its immense contributions towards society at large and for science and technology in particular. Primary objectives of these institutions are to :
• Build a solid foundation of scientific and technical knowledge and thus to prepare competent and motivated engineers and scientists
• Create environment for freedom of thought, cultivate vision, encourage growth, develop personality and self-discipline for pursuit of excellence
• Kindle entrepreneurial streak in the students.
These institutions offer courses leading to Bachelor’s degree in a number of engineering, technological and science disciplines. Integrated M. Sc. courses in pure and applied sciences and Integrated M. Tech. courses in a few disciplines are also offered by some of these Institutions. In addition, some IITs offer Dual-Degree M. Tech. programmes, wherein both B. Tech. and M. Tech. degrees are awarded.
Current Examination Format

It has been decided to hold a Joint Entrance Examination from the year 2013 for admission to the undergraduate programmes in Engineering in two parts, JEE-MAIN and JEE-ADVANCED. Only the top 150000 candidates (including all categories) based on performance in JEE MAIN will qualify to appear in the JEE ADVANCED examination. Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE ADVANCED, subject to condition that such candidates are in the top 20 percentile categories. Admission to NITs will be based on 40 % weightage for performance in Class XII board marks (normalized) and the remainder 60 % weightage would be given to performance in JEE Main and a combined All India Rank (AIR) would be decided accordingly. The policy could also be adopted by other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) and participating Institutions.