Chennai: Out of 3,749 students who appeared for the Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced) from Tamil Nadu 650 have qualified for admissions in the IITs this year. R. Raghul from Chennai who secured the 73rd All India Rank is the state topper in Tamil Nadu. “I want to study computer science engineering in IIT-Madras. I am interested in logic and programming,” he said.
The JEE-Advanced 2016 results were declared on Sunday and of 1.5 lakh candidates who took the exam all over the country, 36,566 have qualified for admissions into the country’s premier engineering institutions. This year totally 10,575 seats available across 23 IITs, 569 more compared to last year.
S.Janani from Chennai secured the 142nd rank and stands second among state students. She also wants to pursue computer science in IIT Madras. “I was preparing for JEE since my 9th standard. But I was preparing seriously only in the last two years,” she said.
Jaipur's Aman Bansal topped the exam in the results announced by IIT Guwahati which conducted the JEE (Advanced) this year. Riya Singh from Kota is the topper among girls. The IIT Bombay zone had the highest number of qualifying students with 8,810.
G. Markandeyulu, JEE Chairman, IIT Madras, said, “In our zone, 6,702 students have qualified for admissions out of 33,000 who wrote the exam. Five of the top 10 rank holders and 30 among the top 100 are from the IIT Madras zone.” The zone includes Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The state topped Raghul went on to say, “This year JEE Advanced exam was very tough. Both the Physics and Maths in Part 2 was tough. The new marking scheme which gave positive marks for partial right answers also helped,” he said. His father R. Rajasekar is running an IT company and mother S. Geetha, housewife. Almost all the toppers from the state want to study computer science engineering in IIT Madras, ranked the number one engineering institute in the country. IIT Madras has an intake capacity of 838 students.
City student Balashankar who secured 218th rank also wants to pursue computer science in IIT Madras. Another topper C.Pradeep said he is yet to finalise the stream and the institution he wanted to study. He secured 263rd rank in all India level.
Prof Rakesh Reddy, branch head, FIIT-JEE, K.K.Nagar said, “We are yet to get the full details of the results as the JEE results website was down from 10 am to 4 pm. The server problem in the website has inconvenienced a lot of students as they struggled to get to know their marks.”...