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    Rank Below 2 Lakh In JEE Main? List Of NITs Where You Could Get A Seat

    By Prabha Dhavala
    11 Mar'22  4 min read
    Rank Below 2 Lakh In JEE Main? List Of NITs Where You Could Get A Seat
    Synopsis

    Got a rank below two lakh in NTA JEE Main and think you don’t stand a chance? That is not entirely true. Several top engineering colleges, including the National Institutes of Technology (NIT)  admitted students at ranks lower than that in JEE Main result in 2021 but there’s another criterion the candidate must fulfill. Here’s the NITs and BTech courses that had cut-offs lower than two lakh in the JoSAA counselling.

    Rank Below 2 Lakh In JEE Main? List Of NITs Where You Could Get A Seat
    Synopsis

    Got a rank below two lakh in NTA JEE Main and think you don’t stand a chance? That is not entirely true. Several top engineering colleges, including the National Institutes of Technology (NIT)  admitted students at ranks lower than that in JEE Main result in 2021 but there’s another criterion the candidate must fulfill. Here’s the NITs and BTech courses that had cut-offs lower than two lakh in the JoSAA counselling.

    The Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main), conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission in undergraduate engineering programmes does not have any qualifying marks. The cut-off marks announced by the NTA with the JEE Main result are for screening students who will be allowed to appear for JEE Advanced for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). Therefore, every student who appears for JEE Main, including the ones who have got negative marks in any or all three subjects, is assigned a JEE Main rank. Plus, all students assigned ranks are eligible to participate in the seat allocation process of Joint Seat Allocation Authority, or JoSAA counselling . Screening for admissions is based on the Class 12 qualifying status and the JEE Main rank.

    This means that a student who has passed Class 12 with the minimum specified marks and who has appeared for JEE Main and secured a rank will be eligible for admissions in the order of their merit, or position on the rank list. This has allowed students with relatively low ranks, such as between 2 lakh and 8 lakh and even below, to secure admission in some of the National Institutes of Technology (NIT). This unique situation is restricted to the NITs where each institute has 50 percent seats reserved for students from the same state in which the NIT is located. This is the home state quota. Here’s a look at the NITs where students with JEE ranks from two lakh to eight lakh and below have secured admissions.

    For this analysis, Careers360 has considered only open category seats in the home state quota.

    NIT Agartala: JEE Main Ranks Below 2 Lakh

    Given below are the ranks at which general category candidates secured admission in NIT Agartala in 2021.

    Course

    Opening Rank

    Closing Rank

    Production Engineering

    193269

    244457

    Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering

    163622

    206236

    Engineering Physics (5 Years BTech-MTech Dual Degree)

    143729

    205461

    Chemistry (5 Years BSc-MSc Dual Degree))

    97019

    202543


    The above table shows that at NIT Agartala, branches like Production Engineering and Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering are not as popular as other branches like Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.

    The dual degree courses like Engineering Physics and Chemistry also are not as popular as the core branches

    NIT Arunachal Pradesh: JEE Main Ranks Below 2 Lakh

    Given below are the ranks at which admission to the BTech branches opened and closed during JoSAA counselling in 2021 for the general category.

    Course

    Opening Rank

    Closing Rank

    Mechanical Engineering

    198146

    698231

    Electrical Engineering

    208568

    540524

    Electronics And Communication Engineering

    84955

    512001

    Electrical Engineering

    208568

    442309

    Civil Engineering

    178435

    250132

    Computer Science And Engineering

    73474

    207107


    Seats under the home state quota in NIT Arunachal for even core branches have been allotted to students with JEE Main ranks below 2 lakh. Even traditionally popular courses like Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) had their cut-offs dropping to below 2 lakh in the final round of JoSAA counselling.

    NIT Meghalaya: JEE Main Ranks Below 2 Lakh

    NIT Meghalaya has seen allotments to JEE Main ranks below 2 lakh but only for female applicants under the home state quota for three out of four branches, including EEE, ME and CE.

    Course

    Opening Rank

    Closing Rank

    Gender

    Electrical And Electronics Engineering

    177385

    393925

    Female

    Mechanical Engineering

    193746

    384755

    Female

    Civil Engineering

    139212

    266835

    Female

    Civil Engineering

    160377

    200209

    Male


    Only Civil Engineering has seen the last JEE Main rank for open and male category to below 2 lakh.

    NIT Sikkim: JEE Main Ranks Below 2 Lakh

    Like at NIT Arunachal Pradesh, NIT Sikkim admitted students with low ranks to popular programmes. In one case, the closing ranking in JoSAA seat allotment dropped to below 8 lakh.

    Course

    Opening Rank

    Closing Rank

    Mechanical Engineering

    536796

    813029

    Civil Engineering

    476681

    721753

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering

    216198

    391585

    Electronics and Communication Engineering

    217067

    369681

    Computer Science and Engineering

    116959

    202572


    While NIT Sikkim has seen the last seat in Computer Science Engineering, one of the most popular branches, allotted to students with JEE Main ranks just above 2 lakh, other core branches like ME, CE, ECE and EEE have seen allotments to JEE Main ranks below 3 lakh.

    NIT Mizoram: JEE Main Ranks Below 2 lakh

    The table below shows that the closing rank was below 7 lakh and 8 lakh for several courses.

    Course

    Opening Rank

    Closing Rank

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering

    352847

    823633

    Electronics and Communication Engineering

    146512

    784612

    Mechanical Engineering

    529992

    784194

    Computer Science and Engineering

    197705

    652841

    Civil Engineering

    184253

    599963


    Students with JEE Main ranks below 2 lakh have obtained seats in core branches in NIT Mizoram in 2021. The table shows seat allotment for JEE Main ranks above 5 lakhs.

    NIT Puducherry: JEE Main Ranks Below 2 Lakh

    Just one programme admitted at ranks lower than 2 lakh.

    Course

    Opening Rank

    Closing Rank

    Civil Engineering (4 Years, Bachelor of Technology)

    205631

    238971


    The last seat in Civil Engineering at NIT Puducherry in 2021 was allotted to a home state student with a JEE Main rank below 2 lakh. NIT Puducherry is a relatively new NIT compared to NITs in Agartala, Mizoram or Meghalaya.

    This shows that there are not enough students with good JEE Main ranks for the seats under the 50 percent quota when compared to popular institutions such as NIT Warangal, NIT Trichy, NIT Calicut and VNIT Nagpur.

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