Bengaluru students bag top JEE ranks in Karnataka

Adway Girish, a student of FIITJEE PU College, HSR layout was the state’s topper with an All India Rank (AIR) of 43. He scored an impressive 289 marks out of a possible 360.

Published: 10th June 2018 03:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2018 03:17 PM   |  A+A-

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Express News Service

BENGALURU: A few students from the state have secured top ranks in Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced), the competitive exam to get admission into Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs) and other premier institutes.

The results were announced on Sunday. Adway Girish, a student of FIITJEE PU College, HSR layout was the state’s topper with an All India Rank (AIR) of 43. He scored an impressive 289 marks out of a possible 360. Girish, a native of Thiruvananthapuram who has done his education in Bengaluru, credited “doing the basic things properly and having a clear goal” for his performance.

He wants to study Electrical Engineering at IIT-Bombay, and with this rank, has ensured he will get admission there. A football fan, Girish had to cut down on playing the sport during the past two years owing to preparation for the exam. Now relaxed, he is eagerly waiting for the FIFA World Cup to begin, and plans to “watch all the matches if I can.”

At second place in the state is Arihant Samar from Udaipur, Rajasthan, with an AIR of 113. Also a student of FIITJEE, he said he expected a rank between 150 and 250, and hence was really surprised with the result. Speaking on his success mantra, he said, “I was just focused on making sure I knew all the concepts and practised solving different kinds of questions.”

Arihant spent about 5-6 hours each day to study, apart from attending classes. “I also had to reduce the duration of other recreational activities, but never felt it to be a burden because I really like all three subjects,” he said. Arihant hopes to carry out research on Artificial Intelligence later in his career.

Andhra native Nithin Krishna, with an AIR of 273, is another topper and a student of Narayana School. He says he mostly focused on preparation for JEE and did not give a lot of preference to Board Examinations, and yet managed a 96.2 per cent in them. Speaking of plans for his career, he said, “I sort of want to start something of my own, and IIT is the place where you can meet the right people to pursue that.” Most of his preparation was limited to classes, with minimal self-study.

Tuhin Girinath, the son of BWSSB Chairman and IAS Officer Tushar Girinath, secured a rank of 340. The student of Narayana E-Techno School, Kundalahalli had secured the fourth rank in CET (Engineering) and topped the BPharm and PharmD streams.

The all-India topper for JEE (Advanced) is Panchkula's Pranav Goyal, with a score of 337. Among the girls, Kota’s Meenal Parakh was first with an AIR of 6.


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