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Institute matters, not course, says Lucknow boy who cracked IIT-JEE 2017 (Advanced)

Planning to study computer science from IIT Delhi, Aman Tewari decided to switch to electrical engineering after he scored 291 marks out of 366

education Updated: Jun 12, 2017 15:36 IST
Aman Tewari secured rank 256 in IIT-JEE (Advanced) 2017 and now hopes to study in either IIT Bombay or IIT Delhi.
Aman Tewari secured rank 256 in IIT-JEE (Advanced) 2017 and now hopes to study in either IIT Bombay or IIT Delhi. (Sourced)

Lucknow: For Lucknow boy Aman Tewari, who secured rank 256 in IIT-JEE (Advanced) 2017, it is the institute and not the course that matters.

Planning to study computer science from IIT Delhi, Tewari decided to switch to electrical engineering after he scored 291 marks out of 366. IIT Kanpur was also included in his target institute.

A student of Gomti Nagar branch of the City Montessori School, this 17-year-old is satisfied with his marks. He secured 98.25% in ISC examinations this year.

“The institution is all that matters. I will study electrical engineering from IIT Delhi instead of pursuing computer science from any lesser known institute,” said Tewari, who loves to read books on science, especially those authored by Stephen Hawking.

He loves sports too - badminton being a particular favourite - and has actively participated in extra-curricular activities in his school. “Only last year, I stayed away for extra-curricular activities because I wanted to concentrate on studies,” said Tiwari, who had opted for coaching from FIIT JEE.

His father Ajay Kumar is a manager with the State Bank of India and his mother is a homemaker. His younger brother studies in Class 7. At FIIT-JEE, his teachers NK Dubey and Sanjeev Pandey said Tiwari had always been “focused and consistent”.

On his strategy for JEE (Advanced), Tiwari did a thorough revision of all that he studied in the last two years.

Meanwhile, another JEE candidate Rohan Gupta of the City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar, was little disappointed with his AIR 354 with 279 marks as he had obtained AIR 43 in JEE (Main) 2017 with a score of 328/360.

“I really don’t know what went wrong. I will look to study electrical from IIT Bombay. Maybe I tried too many things and the pressure to outperform my JEE (Main) score affected my JEE (Advaned) ranking,” he said.Gupta secured 96.75% in ISC examinations and stood second in AKTU’s state entrance examination.

For Gupta’s parents, it was a trip down memory lane as his father Rohit and mother Anamika had cracked JEE in 1998 and AIPMT in 1991, respectively. The former is a computer software engineer and the latter a gynaecologist. “We are happy our son has done well,” the proud father said.

After completing Class 10 from La Martiniere College, Gupta joined CMS Gomti Nagar for Class 11. A bright student, he cleared NCERT’s National Talent Search Examination in Class 10 and was awarded an annual scholarship of Rs 15,000.

“My son studies seriously. It was because of him that we had to go without our TV sets for two years,” said Rohit. He hoped his son would make it to one of the IITs like him.

Anamika, who works at community health centre in the city, said: “My son has also cleared Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), an on-going National Programme of Fellowship in Basic Sciences initiated and funded by the department of science and technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and a research career in science.”

Another Lucknow boy, Sajal Chaurasia, who got AIR 484 and 280 marks, wants to study mechanical engineering from IIT Delhi and Mumbai. “I always wanted to become a mechanical engineer,” said Sajal who obtained 96.75% marks in ISC from CMS Gomti Nagar.

This 18-year-old loves to read books and play badminton in his leisure hours. His father Arvind Kumar Chaurasia is a chief development officer in Sitapur district.