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JoSAA JEE (Advanced) seat allotment 2018: Registration begins tomorrow, check full details here

JoSAA will begin the JEE (Advanced) registration and seat allocation process from tomorrow, June 15th, which will be done in seven rounds.

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) has announced that registrations for the Joint Entrance Examination or JEE (Advanced) 2018 by the will begin tomorrow, June 15th, and will include counselling and seat allocation for candidates who have cleared the JEE (Advanced) exam 2018. JEE (Advanced) 2018 results were declared on June 10th.

The JoSAA is responsible for handling the JEE (Advanced) counselling process, which will take place in seven rounds. Candidates who have cleared the JEE (Advanced) 2018 exam can participate in the counselling and seat allocation process.

JoSAA counselling process for JEE (Advanced) 2018 candidates

  1. Candidates will have to register online at josaa.nic.in to take part in the JoSAA counseling process.
  2. After registration, candidates will have to log in using their JEE (Main) 2018 roll number and password and give their choices and preference for seat allocation, and lock their choices.
  3. Once candidates get a seat allocated, they will have to download the “Provisional Seat Allotment letter” and e-challan. The e-challan is needed for payment of the seat acceptance fee.
  4. Candidates will have to then pay Rs.45,000 (Rs.20,000 for reserved categories) as the seat acceptance fee. The fee can be paid through SBI Net Banking. Candidates must take a printout of the fee payment for further use.
  5. After paying the seat acceptance fee, students need to report to the allotted centre for document verification. The seat will be confirmed only after document verification is done.
  6. Once the seat is confirmed, students must report before the due date to the allotted institution to complete their admission formalities.

Important dates for JoSAA JEE (Advanced) seat allocation

Round Date Activity
For All Candidates June 15 Candidate registration and choice filling for academic programs starts
June 25 Candidate registration and choice filling for academic programs ends
June 26 Reconciliation of data, seat allocation, verification and validation
Round 1 June 27 Seat allocation
June 28 to July 02 Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat
Round 2 July 03 Display of seats filled / availability status
July 04 to July 05 Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat
Round 3 July 06 Display of seats filled / availability status
July 07 to July 08 Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat
Round 4 July 09 Display of seats filled / availability status
July 10 to July 11 Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat
Round 5 July 1 Display of seats filled / availability status
July 13 to July 14 Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat
Round 6 July 15 Display of seats filled / availability status
July 16 to July 17 Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat
Round 7 July 18 Display of seats filled / availability status
July 19 to July 23 Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat

It should be noted that the JoSAA 2018 registration process is mandatory for any qualified candidate interested in joining any of the IITs, NITs, IIITs and Other-GFTIs within the purview of JoSAA 2018.

With respect to the JEE (Advanced) 2018 exam, Pranav Goyal from Punchkula secured first rank, scoring 337 marks out of 360. A total of 18,138 out of 155,158 students who appeared for the JEE (Advanced) 2018 exam qualified, of which 16,062 are boys and 2,076 are girls. A total of 4,709 SC candidates, 1,495 ST candidates, and 3,140 OBC candidates cleared the JEE (Advanced) 2018 examination.

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Swara Bhasker: Sharp objects has to be on the radar of every woman who is tired of being “nice”

The actress weighs in on what she loves about the show.

This article has been written by award-winning actor Swara Bhasker.

All women growing up in India, South Asia, or anywhere in the world frankly; will remember in some form or the other that gentle girlhood admonishing, “Nice girls don’t do that.” I kept recalling that gently reasoned reproach as I watched Sharp Objects (you can catch it on Hotstar Premium). Adapted from the author of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn’s debut novel Sharp Objects has been directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, who has my heart since he gave us Big Little Lies. It stars the multiple-Oscar nominee Amy Adams, who delivers a searing performance as Camille Preaker; and Patricia Clarkson, who is magnetic as the dominating and dark Adora Crellin. As an actress myself, it felt great to watch a show driven by its female performers.

The series is woven around a troubled, alcohol-dependent, self-harming, female journalist Camille (single and in her thirties incidentally) who returns to the small town of her birth and childhood, Wind Gap, Missouri, to report on two similarly gruesome murders of teenage girls. While the series is a murder mystery, it equally delves into the psychology, not just of the principal characters, but also of the town, and thus a culture as a whole.

There is a lot that impresses in Sharp Objects — the manner in which the storytelling gently unwraps a plot that is dark, disturbing and shocking, the stellar and crafty control that Jean-Marc Vallée exercises on his narrative, the cinematography that is fluid and still manages to suggest that something sinister lurks within Wind Gap, the editing which keeps this narrative languid yet sharp and consistently evokes a haunting sensation.

Sharp Objects is also liberating (apart from its positive performance on Bechdel parameters) as content — for female actors and for audiences in giving us female centric and female driven shows that do not bear the burden of providing either role-models or even uplifting messages. 

Instead, it presents a world where women are dangerous and dysfunctional but very real — a world where women are neither pure victims, nor pure aggressors. A world where they occupy the grey areas, complex and contradictory as agents in a power play, in which they control some reigns too.

But to me personally, and perhaps to many young women viewers across the world, what makes Sharp Objects particularly impactful, perhaps almost poignant, is the manner in which it unravels the whole idea, the culture, the entire psychology of that childhood admonishment “Nice girls don’t do that.” Sharp Objects explores the sinister and dark possibilities of what the corollary of that thinking could be.

“Nice girls don’t do that.”

“Who does?”

“Bad girls.”

“So I’m a bad girl.”

“You shouldn’t be a bad girl.”

“Why not?”

“Bad girls get in trouble.”

“What trouble? What happens to bad girls?”

“Bad things.”

“What bad things?”

“Very bad things.”

“How bad?”

“Terrible!!!”

“Like what?”

“Like….”

A point the show makes early on is that both the victims of the introductory brutal murders were not your typically nice girly-girls. Camille, the traumatised protagonist carrying a burden from her past was herself not a nice girl. Amma, her deceptive half-sister manipulates the nice girl act to defy her controlling mother. But perhaps the most incisive critique on the whole ‘Be a nice girl’ culture, in fact the whole ‘nice’ culture — nice folks, nice manners, nice homes, nice towns — comes in the form of Adora’s character and the manner in which beneath the whole veneer of nice, a whole town is complicit in damning secrets and not-so-nice acts. At one point early on in the show, Adora tells her firstborn Camille, with whom she has a strained relationship (to put it mildly), “I just want things to be nice with us but maybe I don’t know how..” Interestingly it is this very notion of ‘nice’ that becomes the most oppressive and deceptive experience of young Camille, and later Amma’s growing years.

This ‘Culture of Nice’ is in fact the pervasive ‘Culture of Silence’ that women all over the world, particularly in India, are all too familiar with. 

It takes different forms, but always towards the same goal — to silence the not-so-nice details of what the experiences; sometimes intimate experiences of women might be. This Culture of Silence is propagated from the child’s earliest experience of being parented by society in general. Amongst the values that girls receive in our early years — apart from those of being obedient, dutiful, respectful, homely — we also receive the twin headed Chimera in the form of shame and guilt.

“Have some shame!”

“Oh for shame!”

“Shameless!”

“Shameful!”

“Ashamed.”

“Do not bring shame upon…”

Different phrases in different languages, but always with the same implication. Shameful things happen to girls who are not nice and that brings ‘shame’ on the family or everyone associated with the girl. And nice folks do not talk about these things. Nice folks go on as if nothing has happened.

It is this culture of silence that women across the world today, are calling out in many different ways. Whether it is the #MeToo movement or a show like Sharp Objects; or on a lighter and happier note, even a film like Veere Di Wedding punctures this culture of silence, quite simply by refusing to be silenced and saying the not-nice things, or depicting the so called ‘unspeakable’ things that could happen to girls. By talking about the unspeakable, you rob it of the power to shame you; you disallow the ‘Culture of Nice’ to erase your experience. You stand up for yourself and you build your own identity.

And this to me is the most liberating aspect of being an actor, and even just a girl at a time when shows like Sharp Objects and Big Little Lies (another great show on Hotstar Premium), and films like Veere Di Wedding and Anaarkali Of Aarah are being made.

The next time I hear someone say, “Nice girls don’t do that!”, I know what I’m going to say — I don’t give a shit about nice. I’m just a girl! And that’s okay!

Swara is a an award winning actor of the Hindi film industry. Her last few films, including Veere Di Wedding, Anaarkali of Aaraah and Nil Battey Sannata have earned her both critical and commercial success. Swara is an occasional writer of articles and opinion pieces. The occasions are frequent :).

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This article was published by the Scroll marketing team with Swara Bhasker on behalf of Hotstar Premium and not by the Scroll editorial team.