The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have collectively managed to fill all BTech seats this year, for the first time after 2012. Last year in 2018, about 118 seats had found no takers. Before that, 110 seats in 2017, 96 seats in 2016, 32 seats in 2015, 3 seats in 2014 and 149 seats in 2013 were unfilled.
As per the data released by the HRD Ministry, admissions across all 23 IITs are in excess. According to sources, this means that the seats earmarked for the economically weaker section students (approx. 620) have also been filled. This is the first year that the EWS quota has been introduced.