HYDERABAD: Students from AP and Telangana continued to reap a rich harvest of ranks in the IIT-JEE (Advanced), the results of which were announced Thursday. Chinthakindi Sai Chetan, Ravuru Lohith, Chennareddy Jayanth Shankar, Nandigam Pavan Kumar and Vuppunutala Yashwanth Reddy bagged second, fourth, fifth, ninth and 10th ranks respectively.
An elated Chinthakindi Sai Chetan said, “I always wanted to study at IITs that boast of world class facilities. Today, my dream has become a reality.” Chetan, whose father hails from Mahbubnagar district, wants to be a civil servant and serve people. His father C Surender Reddy is an audit officer at the Accountant General Office, Hyderabad while his mother K Nirmala is a home-maker. The first rank went to Rajasthan’s Chitraang Murdia. This time, only five girls made it to the top 100. Girls formed only 11 per cent of the total qualifying students. The other best ranks secured by students from Telangana and AP are: 11,12, 14, 15, 18 and 20. In all, over 50 students from the two States figure among the top 100. The exam is held for entry into the 16 coveted IITs and other reputed national institutes which together have 9,784 seats.
“Despite changes in the exam pattern, students from AP and Telangana have done exceptionally well. With the kind of results produced by Telugu students, today IIT-JEE aspirants from all over the country are looking to study in Hyderabad and Vijayawada,” said Chairman of Sri Chaitanya Educational Institutions Dr B S Rao.