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National Institute of Technology
Prof. Sunil Kr Sarangi
Date: 11th July, 2013
Message from Chairman, CSAB - 2013
The first round of seat allotment has been completed. I congratulate all the successful
candidates and welcome all of them to the wonderful world of higher technical education.
In the process of allotment, there has been an unfortunate mix up yesterday. Some of you may
have observed that your allotted branch or institute has changed. Some of you who did not have
an allotment yesterday may have got one today. But for some, depending on your choices, you
might have seen your name in yesterday's list but are surprised to find it missing today, Before I
proceed further, on behalf of the CSAB-2013 admission I beg you my unqualified apology.
The mix up happened because of a computer glitch, which in turn originated from the fact that
the name of "Orissa" state has changed to "Odisha". While the CBSE data base uses the old
name, the CSAB data base uses the new one, and they both have assigned codes accordingly.
Thus, the information, specifically the data on "home state" quota of 50% NIT in seat allotment
did not match properly. The mismatch between the two data bases led to wrong allotment which
ran across the whole spectrum of institutes and branches. There were also a couple of minor
glitches involving UP and Uttarakhand students, and involving dual (architecture and
engineering) seat allocation.
The flaws have now been corrected. The correct seat allocation is displayed on CSAB website
and has been made available to all Resource Centres (RCs). I ONCE AGAIN SEEK
FORGIVENESS FROM ALL STUDENTS, PARTICULARLY FROM THOSE WHO WERE
ERRONEOUSLY ALLOTTEED SEATS YESTERDAY. I sincerely hope that all of you who lost
your seats (albeit erroneously alloted) because of the correction will secure seats in the second
round of allotment.
With best wishes,
Sunil Kr Sarangi