IIT-Bombay: Most preferred option of IIT aspriants
IIT-Bombay (IIT-B) retained its first position as 86 aspirants from the top 100 IIT-JEE 2012 ranks opted for IIT-B. Out of the 86 aspirants, 77 were allotted seats in IIT-Bombay. The three female candidates in the top 100 also opted for IIT-B.
Among the top 1,000 candidates too, around 285 opted for IIT-B followed by 224 in IIT-Delhi (IIT-D).
While Arpit Agrawal, the IIT-JEE-2012 topper opted for IIT-D, the next eight ranks after him chose IIT-B.
About a decade ago, IIT-Kanpur (IIT-K) was the preferred destination for most of the top 100 rankers in JEE. But since 2005, the trend has gradually changed in favour of IIT-B. This year only three candidates from the top 100 went to IIT-K.
A total of 8,593 boys and 907 girls were allotted seats in the first round of admissions to IITs.
CSE was among the most popular choices at IIT-B and IIT-D followed by electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering at IIT-B.