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Joint Seat Allocation Authority

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority also known as JoSAA, is an agency established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to manage and regulate the admission to 100 tertiary institutes administered by the national government of India.[1]

Joint Seat Allocation Authority
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of India
Agency executives
Parent department Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi.


The agency was established by the ministry in 2018 to manage the allocation of seats for admission to 100 Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) and Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTI), starting with the 2018-19 academic year. It is made up of representatives from the ministry's Joint Admission Board and Central Seat Allocation Board, which are responsible for the allocation of seats to IITs and the other institutes respectively.[2][3]In 2018,agency announced 100 institutes and two special spot vacant seats by CSAB.

Spot round controversyEdit

According to industry reports, between 3,000[4] and 5,000[5] seats in the institutes have been left vacant following the 2016 counseling process. Despite calls for a spot round of allocations to fill the vacancies, the agency has announced that a spot round will not be conducted.[2]