The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India took a policy decision in 2002 to conduct an All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) annually, doing away with many of the large number of entrance examinations that were being conducted till then by various institutes in the country for admission to undergraduate degree programmes in the disciplines of Engineering/Technology and Architecture/Planning. This initiative has been widely accepted and appreciated.
A Central Counselling Board (CCB) constituted by the Govt. of India coordinated admissions to UG degree programmes in engineering, technology and architecture in respect of selected institutes till 2012. From 2013 onwards, CCB and AIEEE have been renamed as Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) and JEE (Main) respectively.
By the order of Ministry of HRD, joint counselling for IITs/NITs/IIITs/GFTIs started from academic session 2015-16 and JoSAA was created to execute the joint counselling. JoSAA-2020 will admit candidates in the first year of Engineering/Technology and Architecture/Planning Programs of 31 NITs, 26 IIITs, IIEST Shibpur and 29 other Government Funded Institutes (GFTIs) (list displayed on website josaa.nic.in) on the basis of their rank in JEE (Main)-2020 and category, through a centralized seat allocation procedure, for the academic session 2020-21.
The CSAB for 2020 has been constituted with Director, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Prayagraj , as its Chairperson as per the Office Memorandum of Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India that is placed at the OFFICE MEMORANDUM Link.
Based on the rank of JEE (main), admissions will also be made to the first year of Engineering/Technology and Architecture/Planning Programs on supernumerary seats in NITs for Union Territories, and in some AICTE approved Institutes for North East and Union Territories (NEUT) through this centralized seat allocation procedure.
Important features of the admission procedure, fee refund rules, admission schedule, list of Verifying Centre/Help Centers, list of Participating Institutes with total number of seats, fee structure and contact addresses, seat distribution in the Institutes etc., are available on JoSAA-2020 /CSAB-2020 website. Candidates are advised to carefully visit CSAB website regularly for updates and for details regarding the entire online admission process. The complete procedure is online hence no postal communication will be used.
In case of any dispute arising out of the seat allocation process at any stage up to the final allocation of institute and/or branch, the decision of Chairperson, CSAB-2020 shall be final and binding. The jurisdiction for legal disputes, if any, will be limited to the jurisdiction of the Hon’ble High court of Allahabad at Prayagraj only.
For smooth functioning of admission procedure resulting in maximum number of candidates getting admission to the course and institute of their choice and minimizing the number of vacant seats, it is advised that the candidates should carefully follow the admission procedure given in information brochure. The procedure offers enough flexibility at every round of allotment and candidates are urged to co-operate by not prolonging their final decision on admission after seat allotment. This will facilitate in catering to the needs of larger number of candidates seeking admission through CSAB-2020.
Since the inception of online admission procedure NIC is the organization which is providing all technical support and expertise effectively with their team of Experts. This year also National Informatics Center (NIC) will extend all technical support and expertise for providing services of e-Counselling and Admission for above said activities carried out by JoSAA-2020 and CSAB-2020.