B'lore boys excel in JEE

Last Updated 19 June 2014, 19:55 IST

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced results were declared on Thursday and a number of students from the City have secured good all India ranks (AIR) and most were among the top 10 in the Common Entrance Test (CET).  

 Saurabh Pinjani, a student of the Forum for Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (FIIT-JEE), secured an AIR of 78. However, this is not the first time he has performed well, he had secured 96.8 per cent in CBSE and the ninth rank in CET.

“I would definitely prefer the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay over the other IITs and would like to study electrical engineering. My aim is to get into research and I would like to pursue higher studies abroad in universities such as MIT, Caltech, Georgia Tech,” said Saurabh, at a press conference here on Thursday. His JEE Advanced score is 283 out of 360.

The CET topper in engineering, Srinidhi Prabhu, from Narayana PU College, secured an AIR of 133 and a score of 275 out of 360 in JEE Advanced.

“I started studying from class 9 for JEE and became more serious in class 11 and 12. With my rank I am likely to get at IIT Madras, although I would prefer IIT Bombay or IIT Delhi. Computer Science is what I want to pursue,” said Srinidhi. 

Manish Singh, also from FIIT-JEE, secured an AIR of 221 with a score of 265 out of 360 and came sixth in CET. Manish wishes to pursue computer science in IIT Delhi.

“I am interested in maths, algorithms, coding and programming and pursing computer science would suit me well. My second preference is electrical engineering. I want to ultimately get into research and would like to do a P.hD,” said Manish, who scored 96.4 per cent in CBSE. 

Shreyan Gupta, another FIIT-JEE student, obtained an AIR of 266. “Electrical Engineering in IIT Delhi is what I am looking at,” said Shreyan, who scored 262 out of 360 in the exam.

Despite an AIR of 348, Raunaq Bhirangi, a student of Deeksha Network, is still speculating on the branch of engineering, “I am planning to choose IIT Delhi or IIT Bombay and as far as the branch is concerned, I might choose between electricals, computer science and mechanical,” he said. Raunaq, the second rank holder in CET, has written around 8 competitive exams and had spent around 8 to 9 hours a day preparing for the exams. 

Only the first 1.5 lakh students who have cleared the JEE Mains are eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced admissions to the 16 IITs and one ISM (Indian School of Mines) in Dhanbad. In all there are a total of 9,784 seats in these institutions. 

(Published 19 June 2014, 19:55 IST)

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