IIT Admissions: Why are aspirants keen to adapt to new branches?


The Indian Institutes of Technology are basically known for education in the Computer Science and Engineering branch. Generally, thousands of students every year choose CSE to dive into the vast and deep-tech field. No doubt the CSE field provides infinite opportunities to the graduates thus offering handsome salary packages as well. But the recent perception of the students at IITs has been changed due to the introduction of the new and extensive engineering branches. The recent trends have revealed that the students at IITs are waiting with bated breath to join the most sought branches after CSE as well as the core engineering branches. 

One of the main reasons why IIT aspirants are keen to adopt new branches is low competition and low cutoff range. As the admissions at IITs are strictly based on the JEE Advanced entrance exam, the competition to get into CSE is quite high. Whereas admission to other core and new branches is less competitive than CSE. 

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What are the new branches at IITs?

In the last few years, the IITs have introduced several new branches in engineering. The admission process to the newly introduced branches at IITs is the 2-step process including JEE Advanced cut-off marks and JoSAA Counselling process. The table below mentions the new branches introduced by the IITs. 

IITsNew Branche(s)Cutoff 2021Seat Matrix
IIT DelhiEnergy Engineering1968-301515
IIT BombayEngineering Physics320-132422
IIT HyderabadBiotechnology and Bioinformatics

Computational Engineering

 Industrial Chemistry




IIT PatnaArtificial Intelligence and Data Science

Engineering Physics

Mathematics and Computing




IIT JodhpurCivil and Infrastructure Engineering9416-1105119

Reasons to opt for new branches at IITs

Considering the competition in the most sought branch CSE and other core branches, the new IIT aspirants want to explore new fields and scope for them by opting for the new branches. With less competition, more knowledge, and more prospects in career, the new IIT branches provide aspirants with the best quality education and better future opportunities. 

Branches such as Environment Engineering, Engineering Physics, AI & Data Science, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Computational Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, etc., are based on the new curriculum and changing trends. 

Likewise, the introduction of Environmental engineering and Energy engineering branches is due to the changing environmental and sustainable energy conditions. Furthermore, the field of new emerging technologies has led to the introduction of the Artificial Intelligence and Data Science branch.

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Placement Vs Knowledge graph for new IIT branches

No doubt all the new branches will make you deep dive into the ocean of knowledge. But what about the placement and career opportunities? IITs offer great placement assistance to their students. And as these branches are offered into the B.Tech program, the average package for the B.Tech graduates at IITs ranges between INR 10-18 LPA easily. So there’s nothing to worry about the placements.

However, the number of recruiters for these branches at present is comparatively low to that of the CSE branch. Overall, these branches are expected to open doors to new future-oriented opportunities.

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