I have no problems with team being selected on merit however I believe they could have mentioned it ahead of time not 30 mins before the start of the online round. Also they mentioned that there will be a cap on number of teams which seems almost non-existent. Merit based selection is not incorrect however it could have been better implemented.
I highly appreciate this step taken by Amritapuri but it would have been really better if they had mentioned this selection criteria when team registration were going on. From last many years they took top ranked teams from every distinct college taking into consideration which many of the good teams from our college didn’t fill Amritapuri thinking that only one team could go for that site. Now many teams who are under top 250 from our college are not selected just because such crucial information wasn’t shared before hand.
I highly appreciate this step taken by them but such important information should be floated much earlier while teams are registering IMO.