City lad shines in JEE exam

Published: 22nd June 2013 11:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2013 11:57 AM   |  A+A-


Ananth V Kamat, a resident of Hebbal, has secured an All India rank of 99 in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced exam, making him one of the toppers from the state, in the results that were announced Friday.

Ananth is now looking forward to pursue a course in science at the Indian Institute of Science. “I am more interested in Chemistry or Mathematics than engineering. I was expecting a rank between 60 and 90. Nevertheless, I am happy with 99,” he said.

Manu S H, who came third in the CET, aspires to join one of the top IITs with a rank of 649. According to his father K Srinath, Manu wants to study mechanical engineering at IIT, Bombay. “Though he may not make it to IIT-Bombay, he will still get his desired stream in one of the IITs,” Srinath said.

Prajwal K A, who finished with rank one in the CET, has secured 1,525 rank in the JEE Advanced. He said he wants to join any of the top engineering college in the state.

The first ever JEE Advanced in its new format is meant for entry into 16 Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. This year, a total of 9,885 seats will be available in the all the 17 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) including the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.

The results have been declared earlier than the scheduled date of June 23. The counselling process is scheduled to begin June 24. For details, visit


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