AP, T students bag top ranks in IIT-JEE
Telangana and Andhra Pradesh continued to shine in the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) as five out of top 10 all India ranks (AIR) were secured by Telugu students.
While Sai Teja Talluri (AIR 5) emerged the topper in Telangana, Jeevithiesh Duggani from Vijayawada became the state topper in Andhra Pradesh, having secured AIR 4 in the exam, results of which were announced on Sunday afternoon.
“I plan to take admission in IIT-Bombay to pursue a career in computer science. My parents and teachers kept me highly motivated throughout my preparation and I am very happy to have secured the fourth position,“ said a beaming Jeevithiesh Duggani who secured 300 out of 372 marks.
Sai Teja Talluri, who secured AIR 5 and a score of 296 out of 372 too has similar plans. “I want to pursue computer science so that I can set up my own company in future in programming and gaming.“
The other candidates among the top 10 ranks are: G Nikhil Samrat (7th), Sai Praneeth Reddy S (8th) and Vighnesh Reddy Konda (10th) This is not the first time that the two Telugu states bagged top ranks. In 2014, students from two Telugu states had bagged five out of top 10 ranks.
The total number of candidates who qualified in the IIT admission exam from two states more than doubled to 3,965 this year from 1,546 last year.While 2516 candidates cleared the test from Telangana, 1449 qualified from Andhra Pradesh. Experts said that while the 2015 advanced exam paper was extremely tough, the question paper this year was relatively easier. “This year, most of the questions were concept based as compared to last year where the questions flummoxed even the experts,“ said Sushma, managing director of Narayana Sri Chaitanya IIT Academy , which claimed to have produced the highest number of IITians this year.
The two Telugu states also had greater contribution to the top rankers in other category . Apart from having five rankers in top 10, the states produced more than 10 ranks in the top 25 category , 16 ranks in the top 50, 22 in top 75 and 29 in the top 100 category .
This year, there are 10,575 seats up for grabs in 23 IITs.While a total of 36,566 of the 1.5 lakh-odd candidates who took the exam qualified for admis sions to the country’s leading IITs this year, nearly 10.84% seats will be cornered by students of the two states.
Overall, the IIT-Madras region, under which the two Telugu states fall, has 6,702 qualified candidates, out of which Telangana has 2,516, AP has 1,449, Karnataka 669, Kerala 600 and Pondicherry 38 respectively.
eenadu news paper 12-06-2016 : http://epaper.eenadu.net