BANGALORE: Many students from the city have bagged ranks in the Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced) making them eligible for undergraduate admissions into any of the 16 Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
In the results announced on Thursday, Saurabh Pinjani has secured an All India Rank (AIR) of 78. “Making it to the IITs is almost everybody’s dream and the fact that I have done it is yet to sink in completely,” said Saurabh, a student of AECS Maruthi Magnolia Public School. He was ranked ninth in the Karnataka CET.
“I prepared exclusively for this and scored 325 out of 360 in the mains. I would like to study electrical engineering in IIT Bombay, but I am yet to decide,” he said.
Srinidhi Prabhu from Narayana PU College got 133rd rank and aspires to pursue computer science. “I expected this rank as I was preparing for this all along. I started my preparation since Class 9. I would like to join IIT Bombay or Delhi, but I think I’ll get into IIT Chennai with my rank,” he said.
Only the top 1.50 lakh candidates (all categories) based on their scores in Paper-I of JEE (Main) were eligible to appear for the JEE (Advanced) held on May 25. There are a total of 9,784 seats across 16 IITs, including 962 seats at the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
Manish Singh (221), Shreyan Gupta (266), Raunaq Bhirangi (348), Anindya Sharma (349), Trivikram A T (444), Rajat Rao (488), Vishikh Athavale (602), Paul Martin (767), Arjun Krishna (769), Parikshit S Hegde (859) and Bhargav (865) are some of the other toppers from Karnataka. As many as 93 students from the state have cleared the exam from BASE, a city-based coaching institute.
“I used to spend 8-9 hours a day preparing for the exam and it required focussed training. I am planning to choose IIT Delhi or Bombay and I might choose between electricals, computer science or mechanical,” said Bhirangi, who was ranked second in the Karnataka Common Entrance Test.
The online filling of options for various courses opens on June 20 and will continue till June 24. The first seat allocation list will be out July 1, according to the JEE (Advanced) website www.jeeadv.iitd.ac.in.
Mangalore lad is topper in state
Mangalore: Sumith, a student of Sharada Vidyalaya, has emerged as the State topper by scoring All India Rank of 38 in JEE. He has also secured third rank in Karnataka CET 2014 (engineering). With scores of 100 in Mathematics, Chemistry, Statistics and 99 in Physics, he had narrowly missed the top rank.