At least four students of Uttarakhand, two from Dehradun and two from Roorkee, hit the bull’s-eye by obtaining below 1000 rank in the nationwide Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Advanced whose results were announced on Sunday.
Aakash Kapoor of Brightlands School topped the state by getting 95th All India Rank (AIR) which experts called “excellent”.
However, many students could not get their results even after several hours of its announcement because of technical snag in the portal.
Son of a Doon-based banker Praveen Kumar and homemaker Lovleen Kapoor, Aakash scored 247 out of 372 marks.
He told Hindustan times, “The results were on expected lines. And, I’m waiting for counselling calls.”
His “dream top picks” include IIT (Delhi) and IIT (Bombay), where he wishes to pursue computer or electrical engineering.
“You should be true to yourself and never lose self-belief,” said Aakash, who studied at Bansal Classes in Dehradun.
Another Doon boy, Shubhankar Seth, bagged 727th AIR. “The result is definitely something I had set my eyes on, and I’m happy things went as planned,” said the son of inspector general of police (law and order) Deepam Seth and a professor of economics Gauri Seth.
Shubhankar, who was the captain of Brightlands School, said a good mix of self-study and extra-curricular activities was his mantra for success.
“You need to set specific goals and keep yourself motivated as preparation for IITs is a long-term process,” said Subhankar, who attended Aviral Classes in Dehradun.
Those who could not get their results were waiting for it with bated breath.
“The portal crashed in the morning when the results were declared, leaving many students high and dry for the rest of the day,” said Rajendra Bansal, centre manager of Bansal Classes, Dehradun.
“Students are calling us up since 10am when the results were announced, but many of them were not able to check the results,” said Dhananjai K Mishra, director of Aviral Classes, a coaching institute.
The qualifiers of JEE-Advanced will get admission to the prestigious league of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
According to local coaching institutes, more than 2,500 students from the state took the JEE-Advanced.