Telugus dominate IIT-JEE 2005
Like last year, students from Andhra Pradesh garner the single largest number of seats for any state in the Indian Institute of Technology's (IIT's) Joint Entrace Examination (JEE).
Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle
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State students bag 1/6 of IIT seats
|All-India second rank goes to Nalanda College student from Vijayawada|
HYDERABAD: State students reaped a rich haul at the IIT-JEE Mains, the results of which were released on Thursday, bagging top ranks in all categories and capturing nearly 1/6th of seats in the most sought-after institutions in the country.
The all-India second rank was bagged by P. Arun, a student of Nalanda College in Vijayawada while the first rank in the ST category was bagged by M. Abhishek of Sri Chaitanya Institutions at Vishakapatnam. Two students of Ramaiah Institute in Hyderabad, N. Tejaswi Venumadhav and K. Sharat Chandra, got the 5th and 8th ranks at the all-India level in the open category. The 6th, 8th and 17th ranks went to the students of Narayana Institutions.
"The second rank in the best so far in the history of the State students' success at the IIT-JEE," said Arun, who will be representing India at the Chemistry Olympiad to be held in Taiwan next month. The topper who attributed his success to hard work and his teachers is yet to decide on the course and college. His parents who are doctors based in Vijayawada said the success was the result of his talent coupled with hard work.
The topper in the ST category, Abhishek hails from Orissa but did his Intermediate at Sri Chaitanya, Vishakapatnam. The decision to shift to Andhra Pradesh given its successes in the competitive examinations paid dividends. He wants to study Electrical Engineering at IIT Delhi or Kanpur.
The 5th and 8th rankers, Venumadhav and Sharat Chandra, of Ramaiah Institute had been friends since childhood and are even part of the Indian team at the Physics Olympiad. They were expecting the success and are cool about it.
The 6th ranker Deepak of Narayana Institutions, who too, was expecting the rank attributed his success to innovative coaching methods.
According to Mr. Ramaiah, nearly 110 students from his institute made it to the IIT portals and they include six in the top 100. He said the performance of State students has been commendable and growing every year. "It is not a surprise given the awareness and hard work put in by our students," he said. The Narayana Institutions chairman, P. Narayana, said 32 students figured in the top 100 while a total of 229 students from his institutions in the State would get admissions. "We bagged 17.9 per cent of IIT seats with 753 students from all over India getting admission this year," he said.
The Sri Chaitanya Director, B.S. Rao, said five students were in the top 100 while 169 students from the State would secure seats this year.
The Delta Education Academy in the city said more than 20 students emerged successful while Special Coaching Centre said 52 students cleared the test and the best rank in the centre was 5th bagged by K. Jyothi. Five students got ranks in the top 100.
Courtesy: The Hindu