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Hyderabad boys top IIT-JEE

“I expected a good rank but all-India first is a pleasant surprise.”
— A. Jithender Reddy, Rank 1, IIT-JEE

New Delhi, May 26
A total of 13,104 candidates today cleared the prestigious IIT-Joint Entrance Examination 2010. Hyderabad students Anumula Jithender Reddy and Uday K Shah bagged the first and second spots, respectively.

These students will be eligible for admission in 15 IITs, ISM Dhanbad and IT-BHU. There are 9,509 seats in these institutions. Over 4.5 lakh candidates had appeared in JEE-2010. The number of candidates who appeared in JEE-2010 is nearly 18.3 per cent more than that in the previous year. Reddy, who appeared in JEE from IIT Madras Zone, topped this year’s All India list of successful candidates, the IITs said in a release.

Chandigarh boy No. 3

Chandigarh students did exceedingly well. Himanshu Gupta brought laurels to the city by securing third rank in the prestigious exam. Over 10 students have made it to the top 100 this year as compared to three last year.

The test was conducted in seven zones. The IIT Bombay zone produced maximum number of successful candidates with 3145 students figuring in the merit list followed by IIT Madras (2619), IIT Delhi (2264), IIT Kharagpur (1481), IIT Kanpur (1341), IIT Roorkee (1305) and IIT Guwahati (521). While 1.13 lakh girls appeared in the test, 1,476 qualified. Aakanksha Tushar Sarda emerged the topper among girls with an All India Rank of 18. About 554 candidates in Hindi medium have qualified for the entrance test which is a three fold rise over last year’s 184.

Unlike the previous years, there will be no scheduled caste preparatory list, as the number of successful SC candidates is more than the available seats for them. This year, 2,357 OBC candidates cleared the test, while 1773 SCs, 517 STs and 174 physically challenged got through the test. The IITs are for the first time conducting counselling online. The counselling website will be open from tomorrow till June 12. Candidates are expected to fill their choice of courses in all the participating institutes online commencing from May 30.

Candidates belonging to the General category need not report in person to any of the institutes for counselling. But candidates belonging to OBC, SC, ST and Physically Disabled categories will have to report in person to the counselling institutes. The web-release of the first seat allotment will be made on June 28. The second seat allotment will be released on July 14. The IITs are located in Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Mandi, Patna, Rajasthan, Ropar, Roorkee, and IT-BHU Varanasi and ISM Dhanbad. — PTI





Keen on IIT-M, topper wants to go into research
Suresh Dharur
Tribune News Service

Hyderabad, May 26
It was a double bonanza for Andhra in the prestigious IIT-JEE: Not only did two city boys notch the top two ranks, the state garnered a lion’s share of the top 100 ranks in the prestigious examination,. Anumula Jithender Reddy, a student of Narayana IIT Academy, stood first in the IIT-JEE this year. He wants to take admission in IIT-Mumbai and pursue electronics engineering. “My ultimate goal is to do research in a field related to Physics,” a beaming Reddy said, as faculty members and fellow-students felicitated him on his achievement.

Son of a physics professor, Reddy had a humble beginning in Telangana town of Warangal where he did his schooling before coming to the city to pursue his IIT dream. His father, A Ramachandra Reddy, is a professor at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, while his mother A Shobha Reddy is a schoolteacher. “I am thankful to the guidance provided by my parents and my institution. I expected a good rank but all-India first is a pleasant surprise,” Reddy said.

Second ranker Uday K Sha was also a student of Narayana Academy, a popular choice of aspirants. The Academy claimed that seven out of the top 10 and 16 out of top 100 ranks in IIT-JEE 2010 were bagged by its students while another leading corporate college, Sri Chaitanya, said one of its students bagged All-India seventh rank.Ramaiah Institute, another sought-after coaching center being run by retired Mathematics teacher and MLC Ch Ramaiah, said its student Satvik got all-India sixth rank in open category. In all categories put together, AP accounted for nearly 40 of the top 100 ranks. Of the 4.2 lakh student who took the IIT-JEE on April 11, over 80,000 were from AP.





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