The Supreme Court of India on Friday stayed the counselling of IIT-JEE over granting of bonus marks for incorrect question for the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) this year.
This has come when almost all the seats have been booked. Around 60-68 seats are available in IIT of the 10,988 IIT.
The court's stay order on revision of ranks at this point of time when all the seats have been taken for new academic year might result in lossing of the desired deat. With this admissions to NITs and other central engineering institutes too will also be affected.
The students who took the IIT-JEE Advanced 2017 exam got 11 bonus marks for three ambiguous questions.
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced, paper 1 and paper 2 were conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on May 21.
More than 1.7 Lakh students appeared for the IIT JEE Advanced 2017 exam.
An IIT official said revision of IIT ranks will be a setback for the IITs. "Seven marks mean a lot in the ranking scheme. Many students may be displaced from higher ranks. The top rankers may not be affected, but there will be displacement after 10-20 ranks. The entire process will come undone," said the official, adding that admissions to NITs, IIITs and other government funded institutions will also be affected as they are part of the joint process.