However, the common counseling was introduced last year by the HRD Ministry, there is going to be common counseling from the next year’s session for admission into seven Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) and IITs as well as NITs.
There are 1,120 seats in the seven IISERs — 200 each in the five campuses in Kolkata, Pune, Mohali, Bhopal and Trivandrum, and 60 seats each in the newer centres of Tirupati and Behrampur.
According to ‘The Times of India’, the ministry said that although it is a good idea but it should not be rushed.
Apart from this, the ministry has also decided to make 15 percent of supremacy strength of each IISER available to foreign students; however, there will be a mandatory entrance test exam.
While on one hand, Indian students make it to the IISERs through three routes: by clearing JEE, bagging Kishore Vaigyanik Protshahan Yojna (KVPY) awards and being among the top 1 per cent of each school board, including CBSE.
NRI students, who get admission through one of the three routes, will also be allowed admission for post-doctoral research. Also, the fee charged will be the same as those taken from Indians.