IIT Kanpur launches Twitter campaign for students

Virendra Singh Rawat / Lucknow


Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) today declared Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2018 results on its official website jeeadv.ac.in, where candidates could get their scores and all India ranks.
The students now have to start filling in their choices for different branches at the IITs.
To reach out to students via social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Quora, IIT-K has launched a campaign ‘AskIITK’ to help students. If a student has a query for the Institute, they need to post it with the hashtag  #AskIITK and tag official Facebook page/Twitter handle, and they would hear back immediately.
The IIT-K students have been maintaining an active Quora blog called #ThatsIITK with ‘crowdsourced’ articles on all aspects of life at the campus.
On May 20, the test for admission to the prestigious IITs was held. This year, 11,279 seats were on offer at the 23 IITs. The Joint Seat Allocation Authority would announce the first seat allotment on June 27 and the final allotment for the 7th round would occur on July 18.
The admission process to the IITs comprises two stages. First, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts Joint Entrance Examination (Mains). Later, candidates who secure all-India rank up to 2,24,000 appear for JEE (Advanced), conducted by one of the IITs.
The mains exams having two papers are held in a single day with each paper consisting of 180 marks, containing 60 marks for physics, chemistry and mathematics.

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