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JEE Advanced 2017: Shashi Kumar gets AIR 258 to top in Bihar

Shashi Kumar Modi of Abhyanand’s Super 30 emerged as the topper in Bihar with an All India Rank of 258 in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2017, results of which were declared on Sunday.

education Updated: Jun 11, 2017 21:32 IST
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Shashi Kumar Modi of Abhyanand’s Super 30 emerged as the topper.
Shashi Kumar Modi of Abhyanand’s Super 30 emerged as the topper.(HT Photo)

Shashi Kumar Modi of Abhyanand’s Super 30 emerged as the topper in Bihar with an All India Rank of 258 in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2017, results of which were declared on Sunday.

Deepank Agarwal from Muzaffarpur, 70km north of Patna, came second in Bihar with an AIR of 308, according to the merit list available with coaching centres as of now.

A resident of Gaya, Modi scored 291 marks out of 360 and Agarwal, from another coaching institute, scored 288.

Abhyanand’s rival Anand Kumar, who runs the pioneering initiative also named Super 30, claimed all his 30 students have cracked the coveted exam, though he has not released their all India ranks as yet. He said he would release the AIRs later in the evening. The Hindustan Times could not reach him over the phone.

Former police officer and the founder director of the Abhyanand Super 30, Abhyanand, on the other hand, said 19 of its 20 students qualified. Four of Bihar’s top five successful candidates were from Abhyanand’s institute, he added.

“This is our first batch, which has passed with flying colours after we established our institute in 2015. Of our 22 students, who took the JEE Mains exams, 20 had qualified for JEE Advanced,” said Abhyanand.

“We encourage transparency and quality education in our institute. There are several institutes, which do not show results for their candidates and neither do they declare their all-India rank. It is easy to qualify the JEE Advanced test but what matters is the rank the candidates secure that decides the college they get admission into,” he added.

A 1977 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Abhyanand took to coaching students full time after he retired as Bihar’s director general of police (DGP) in December 2014. Earlier, he used to help students at Kumar’s Super 30 on an honorary basis before the two parted ways.

On Friday, Abhyanand claimed that 19 of his 20 students would crack the exams. It turned true when the results were declared on Sunday.

Various coaching institutes were still poring over the results before declaring their merit list. Some said they would convene a press conference on Monday.

According to preliminary information, Keshav Raj with a score of 280 out of 360 secured the 487th rank, followed by Shreyas Raj (271/360) with an AIR of 562. Manish Ranjan (267/360) bagged the 854th position to complete the top five positions in the state.