THE anxious wait for the results of the IIT- JEE, the joint entrance examination for the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology, ended on Friday. Arpit Agarwal from Faridabad has topped the test. The second and third spots have been bagged by Bijoy Kochar from Mohali and Nishant N. Kaushik from Bhilai respectively.
AIR 1 - ARPIT AGARWAL, FARIDABAD
THE son of a Central Public Works Department engineer from Faridabad, he has topped the IIT- JEE. While he did start preparing for the test immediately after his Class X boards, in his own words he wasn’t like the usual IIT aspirant. “I didn’t study more than four- five hours a day and never after 11 pm,” he said. He spent more time mastering the fundamentals than solving question papers.
The student of Modern Vidya Niketan said his coaching institute helped him cope with both school work and IIT preparations.
Asked what degree he wants to pursue and from which IIT, he said: “I have not decided anything right now but I am leaning towards computer science, most probably from IITDelhi.” This Dan Brown fan’s future plans include an MBA as well. His advice to future aspirants: “Get your fundamentals right. It’s the concepts that matter.”
AIR 21 - JEEVANA PRIYA, HYDERABAD (Girl Topper)
THE topper among the girls was away in Mumbai to take part in the International Physics Olympiad. But her mother revealed she has no plan to join any of the IITs.
For, she has already got admission in the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US. “She got a very good rank in the Scholastic Aptitude Test and has secured a seat in the MIT. She will be flying to the US soon,” Mani Manjari, her mother, said.
AIR 2 - BIJOY KOCHAR, MOHALI
THE family and friends of Kochar broke into celebration soon after they came to know he has bagged the second rank. Kochar, who was out of town on Friday, when contacted said he started preparing for the entrance test when he was in Class IX. “My dream has been fulfilled,” he said. According to him, the two cornerstones of his preparations were a ‘focused approach’ and ‘regularity’.
AIR 4 - RUMANDLA NISHANT, NIZAMABAD
IT’S a dream come true for Nishant, who bagged the fourth all- India rank. He attributes his success to his parents — his father Sridhar, an engineer working with the Warangal Municipal Corporation, and mother Revathi, an employee with the State Bank of Hyderabad, besides his teachers at Narayana Academy in Hyderabad.
“They never put pressure on me. And whenever I was bored with studies, I was allowed to go out and play table tennis, my favourite sport,” he said.
Nishant wants to pursue BTech in computer engineering or electronics at IITMumbai.
Incidentally, his elder sister Shravya bagged the 100th rank in the IIT- JEE last year and is pursuing engineering physics (nano technology) from IIT- Mumbai.
AIR 5 - Y. SAI SUMAN JAGADEESH, NELLORE
JAGADEESH, who secured the all- India fifth rank, is jubilant. “Hard work paid rich dividends. I am thankful to my parents, lecturers at Narayana Academy and all my friends who helped me do better and better in every examination,” he said.
He wants to be an electronics engineer. Both his parents, Y. Hare Ram and Usha Rani, teach science at the Government Zilla Parishad High School in Nellore. “As a child, he used to excel in all talent tests. We thank Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala for blessing him with such a good rank,” Hare Ram said.
Source: Mail Today