VELLORE: Deviating from the past when students of Andhra Pradesh used to steal the show among the top rankers in the VIT Engineering Entrance Examination, the ranking this year has spread out to the northern states.
This year, a student Aashish Waikar, of Bhavan Vidyalaya Panchkula, in Madhya Pradesh, has secured the first rank in the VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) - 2017 which was held from April 5 to April 16. The entrance exam was held for admission to various B.Tech programmes offered by VIT University at its Vellore, Chennai, Bhopal and Amaravati (AP) facilities.
Two students including the first ranker are from Madhya Pradesh, two each are from Uttar Pradesh and Telangana, one each from Rajasthan, Goa, Gujarat and Delhi. Interestingly there are no girls in the first top 10 list.
Releasing the results here on Sunday, VIT Chancellor G Viswanathan, said that a record 2,23,081 candidates had registered for the VITEEE this year.
The second rank among the top 10 went to Divyansh Tripathi (Prabhat Sr. Sec. Public School, Uttar Pradesh), third to Divyanshu Mandowara (Arcadia Academy Co-educational English Medium Senior Secondary School, Rajasthan), fourth to Abhishek Rao (Remal Public School, Uttar Pradesh), fifth to Bhanuteja Bolisetti (Sri Chaitanaya Narayana Jr College, Telangana), sixth to Hritwik Singhai (Little Kingdom Senior Secondary School, Madhya Pradesh), seventh to Pratheek Dsouza Rebello (Mushtifund Aryaan Higher Secondary School, GOA), eighth to Avvari Sai S S V Bharadwaj (Sri Chaitanya Junior Kalasala, Telangana), ninth to Patel Manan Brijesh (Shree Swaminarayan Secondary School, Gujarat) and the 10th to Shourya Aggarwal (Hans Raj Model School, Delhi).
Viswanathan said that admissions would be only on merit, based on marks obtained by the candidates in the VITEEE. The results have been released through the www.vit.ac.in. Counselling would be held simultaneously in Vellore, Chennai, Bhopal and Amaravati (AP) campuses, this year.
Counselling for candidates who obtained ranks up to 8,000 would be held on May 10, and counselling between rank 8,001 and 14,000, would be held on May 11, while for those who secured ranks between 14,001 to 20,000 would be held on May 12. Central and State Board toppers would be given 100 percent fee waiver for all the four years.