Hyderabad: Girls aspiring to pursue engineering courses have every reason to cheer for IIT has decided to earmark 20 per cent of seats for them from the 2020-2021 academic year. These will be allotted to those who clear JEE Advanced examination. Meanwhile, with an increase in the reservation for girls under the supernumerary quota, it will have a declining effect on other reservations.

The IITs have been increasing quota for girls for the past two years. In the present academic year 2019-20, the supernumerary quota has a total of 13,000 seats whereas now the percentage of girls has increased by 17%, said the department of Human Resources, citing the recent decision taken by the Joint Admission Board (JAB).

As the final leg of the JEE Mains is to take place in April, IIT Delhi has taken up management of JEE Advanced. In this regard, they also issued a notification on Friday regarding the timeline of the application, syllabus and fee details. It also mentioned that a total of 2.5 lakh students who have qualified for JEE Advanced will be given an opportunity to appear for the examination. Online registrations for JEE Advanced will begin on May 1.

The fee for writing the JEE Advanced exam for girls, SCs, STs and handicapped will be Rs 1,400 whereas it will be Rs 2,800 in the general category.

A total of 16 towns and cities in Andhra Pradesh and seven in Telangana will have online examination centres. Students can apply for the examination from May 1-6. They can pay the fee for JEE Advanced test until May 7. They can download their admit cards from May 12-17. The examination (both the papers) is on May 17. The ranks will be announced on June 8.

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