IITs are established as per The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 and The Institutes of Technology(Amendment) Act, 2012. IITs enjoy national as well as international reputation as the power house of brains and intelligence where only the cream of IIT aspirants enter.
The faculty and alumni of IITs occupy key positions in academia and industry, both in India and abroad, and continue to make considerable impact on all sections of the society. At present, there are twenty three IITs across the country.
Admission into various undergraduate programmes across IITs is through the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced).
The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2017 [JEE (Advanced) 2017] will be conducted by the seven zonal IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2017 on 21st May 2017. The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs. The decisions of the JAB 2017 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2017 and admission to IITs.