The first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) was set up in 1951 in Kharagpur and today the total number of IITs stands at 23. The IITs are autonomous public institutes of higher education, and are governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 which has declared them as institutions of national importance. They are considered as the premier engineering colleges in India, and it is extremely competitive to get an admission into their BTech program.
To get through an IIT is not a cakewalk as the IIT admission process is highly competitive. Every year, thousands of candidates apply for the limited seats but only the best out of the lot get to live their dream of being a part of such prestigious institutions. For admission in IITs, candidates have to appear in the IIT entrance exam in two levels - Joint Entrance Exam: JEE Main and JEE Advanced. It is mandatory to qualify in both the exams to compete for seats