Students are admitted to undergraduate courses (four-year Bachelor of Technology) through an All-India entrance known as Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by all the seven IIT's along with IT-BHU and ISM-Dhanbad, at various centres across the country in which more than 4,72,000 candidates compete for around 8,295 seats.
The admissions to Institute of Technology - Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad are also done through JEE for about 850 seats. From the year 2006, JEE pattern has undergone a change, instead of two level selection procedure there will be only one level of selection wherein just three separate papers of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics of 2 hour duration each take place. The paper would be objective type in nature designed to test the comprehension and analytical ability of the candidates.
IIT Mandi offers Bachelor of Technology in 4 branches viz. Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, to students admitted through JEE. Admission at undergraduate level, is not available to Non-Resident Indians. "As per the decision of IIT council the admission to the Undergraduate programme through Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) scheme is abolished".