Chennai: Five from IIT Madras Zone found themselves on the Top 10 list of the Indian Institute of Technology joint entrance exam (IIT JEE- advanced), the results for which was declared late on Wednesday by the IIT Bombay, the institute in charge of conducting the exam.
The zone performed well in the total number of qualified candidates as well, second only to Bombay among the seven zones in all.
Satvat Jagwani from Satna, Madhya Pradesh scrored 469 out of 504 to emerge the topper in this highly competitive exam, for which about 1.17 lakh candidates appeared. Janak Agarwal and Mukesh Pareekh, both from Indore, came second and third. Curiously, Krati Tiwari, who came first among girls, and Shantanu Dubey, who was the topper among Persons with Disabilities, were also from Indore.
Among the zones, IIT Madras performed rather well, with five in top 10, 28 in top 100 and 127 in top 500, and 4928 qualified candidates in all. These figures are second only to IIT Bombay Zone. Kamana Nagendra Reddy was the topper from Madras Zone.
Turaka Bhavan from Tenali came first among the SC candidates and Harsh Meena from Vishakapatnam among ST candidates.
The ones qualified includes 20 having Overseas Citizenship, 19 Persons of Indian Origin and four foreign nationals. Over all, the number of those who got through reduced to 26,456 from 27,152 last year. The number of candidates appeared was also high last year at 1.36 lakh.
From June 25, joint seat allocation process would begin through a common web portal for over 32,000 seats at 88 institutes across the country. This includes the 18 IITs, 30 National Institute of Technology ( NITs) and other technical institutes that are fully or partly funded by the Central or State governments.