Jamshedpur, June 10: Students of the Steel City have once again proved their merit in the competitive examination as about 250 students paved way for top engineering colleges out of 856 who appeared for the exam. IIT Kanpur announced the result on Sunday morning.
Jamshedpur students outshined other state students as they bagged two of the top three spots in the state. Around 1500 students from Jharkhand gave cracked the exam.
Aayush Agarwal of DBMS English School, Jamshedpur was the state topper with AIR 60 followed by Shan-ul-haq of DPS Ranchi (AIR 111) and Rahul Kumar Tiwary, a student of Jamshedpur Public School, Baridih (AIR 122).
Of the 250 students of the steel city who cracked the JEE Advanced only 10 per cent were girls. Meanwhile, more than 50 students of Jamshedpur have secured AIR under 4000 which is a big achievement in itself.
Talking about Kolhan, Aayush Agarwal bagged the first spot with AIR 60, Rahul Kumar Tiwary AIR 122, Shubham Kar AIR 243, Piyush Agarwal AIR 666, Animesh Rai AIR 676, Mayank Jha AIR 943, Niladri Das AIR 1405, Mayank Ghosh AIR 1450, Risnabh Ranjan AIR 1492 and Vikas Sahu AIR 1636 were in the top ten list.
Like every year, Prerna Classes students also made their mark. Expressing his views on this year’s results Pramod Dubey, director of Prerna Classes, one of the premier coaching institutes of the city, said that he is satisfied with the overall result but he was expecting much better numbers. “We are happy with the overall performance. The trend was a bit different and easy going this time,” said Dubey.
Niladri Das, who got AIR 1405 and scored AIR 21 in SC category, said, ‘I was expecting a much better score but overall I am extremely delighted with my performance. I wish to take up Computer Science at IIT Bombay.”
Shubham Kar, the JEE Mains second city topper, scored AIR 243 in JEE Advanced exam and now he wants to get into IIT Delhi.
‘I was expecting an AIR under 200 but 243 is not bad and now I will focus on getting admission in one of the prestigious institute from I can take up electrical branch and can achieve my dream’, said Shubham. Son of businessman father Debashish Kar and housewife mother Piyali Kar, Shubham wants to become a scientist. Asked about the time he gave to studies, Shubham says, ‘I merely gave 4-5 hours a day to study but with full attention and when not studying I am busy with the virtual games’.
As many as 1.55 lakh students had appeared for the entrance examination for the premium IITs this year. A total of 11,729 seats are available. Also, this year, IITs would be admitting about 800 girls to various IITs in the supernumerary seats created to bring in gender parity.
Also, the counselling schedule has been released and would commence from June 15.
The JEE Advanced scores are considered for admission to the 23 IITs which have 11,279 seats and also accepted by Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology ,Thiruvananthapuram, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research and few other colleges in the country.