Hyderabad: Computer science engineering (CSE) at Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay is once again the choice of most JEE Advanced toppers. Five of the top 10 rankers in the JEE Advanced this year are from the Telugu states and all of them are students of Sri Chaitanya Narayana IIT Academy. Telugu students bagged all-India ranks 4th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 10th. In fact, more than a quarter of students in the top 100 are Telugus.
JEE Advanced all-India 4th ranker K. Nagendra Reddy, who also bagged 18th rank in the TS Eamcet, said studying CSE at IIT-Bombay was a clear choice for him.
The Nellore native, who had also scored the highest in the JEE Main exam, said, “I want to thank my parents and everyone at Sri Chaitanya Narayana IIT Academy.”
All India JEE Advanced 8th ranker M. Sai Sandeep also wants to join IIT Bombay and study CSE even though he topped the TS Eamcet this year. “It is my dream to study CSE there and it is coming true,” he said. Another top-ranking student K. Aahwan Reddy too said he wanted to study CSE at IIT Bombay. Aahwan has bagged the All India 6th rank in JEE Advanced.
Computer Science at IIT-Bombay is the most sought after department as the placements there are top notch. CSE at IIT Bombay has 110 seats. FIITJEE student and 61st ranker B. Akhil said he hadn’t decided yet, but would choose between CSE at IIT-Bombay and electrical engineering at IIT-Madras.
Sri Chaitanya Narayana IIT Academy students bagged as many as 18 ranks in the top 50 and 25 out of the top 100, cementing the institution’s position. Academic directors Dr P. Sindhu Narayana and Sushma said the results should be attributed to research oriented programmes, a well designed academic approach and a highly dedicated management. FIITJEE Hyderabad had about 14 students bagging ranks in the top 500.
Madras zone slips in JEE Advanced
The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) revealed on Thursday that 2,155 students from the AP Board of Intermediate Education had qualified in the JEE Advanced, while just 783 students of the TS Board of Intermediate Education qualified.
Despite getting five out of the top 10 ranks in JEE Advanced, experts say the performance of students from the IIT Madras zone has dipped this year. Most students from the IIT Madras zone are Telugus from Andhra Pradesh and TS. Also, about 15,000 CBSE students from the country qualified for IIT counselling.
Experts point out that there might be more students from the TSBIE who have qualified, but they have been listed as “Others” by the JEE apex board that conducts JEE Main.
The qualification marks were brought down this time due to an increase in IIT seats and decrease in average scores. The first cut off for the general category was set at 177, but this meant only 8,000 students qualified. It was brought down to 124 considering the average marks scored this year. IIT Madras zone had 28 students in the top 100, while last year it was 47. The AP BIE had the highest number of qualified students after CBSE.”...