Chennai boy secures 73rd rank, 1st in TN
R Raghul from Chennai secured the highest rank from Tamil Nadu and is the only candidate in the state to have figured in the all-India top 100 list of qualifying candidates with a rank of 73 in the JEE (Advanced) results declared on Sunday . Of the 31,643 candidates, who have qualified for the exam from across the country , 651 are from Tamil Nadu. Of this, 502 candidates are from Chennai.
The position of candidates from Tamil Nadu has been slipping in the last couple of years. From three students in the top 100 in 2013, the last two years have seen only one candidate in the top.
According to the statistics provided by IIT Madras, majority of the qualifiers were from Chennai.
dinathanthi newspaper 13/06/2016 : http://www.dinathanthiepaper.in/firstpage.aspx