Coaching institutes in Rajasthan’s Kota said on Friday over 39,000 of their students have cleared the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017 and at least 48 of them are in AIR top 100, in the test conducted for admission to various engineering colleges, including the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
Last year, around 35,000 aspirants from Kota had qualified for JEE Advanced.
Nearly 1.50 lakh students from across the country enrol in the 40-odd coaching institutes in Kota, which is known as India’s coaching capital, every year to prepare for the highly competitive entrance examinations for different professional courses.
Kota’s coaching business runs into hundreds of crores of rupees. They are also known to produce all-India toppers in most of the competitive exams.
“Kota has once again proved its supremacy in JEE coaching as a large number of aspirants from the city have qualified for JEE Advanced,” Brajesh Maheshwari, director of Allen Career Institute, said.
Kalpit Veerwal from the Udaipur branch of Resonance Eduventures Private Limited clinched the All India Rank 1 by scoring 100% marks and Vishwajit Aggarwal of the same institute bagged the fifth rank.
Resonance’s managing director RK Verma claimed that 12,148 of its students have qualified for the JEE (Advanced), which would be held on May 21. “Fifteen students from our institute have succeeded in grabbing ranks in top 100,” Verma said.
Allen’s Naveen Maheshwari said Rawal Vedant Sanjay and Ananya Sharma have bagged fourth and tenth rank respectively and 23 of their students figure in the top 100. He said 15,107 students have cleared the JEE (Main) this year.
Director of Career Point Institute Shailendra Maheshwari said 3,642 students have qualified for the JEE (Advanced).
“Four of our students have got ranks in the top 100. Ayush Kumar, Shrikrishna Shah, Srijit Kumar and Sameer Pandey have grabbed AIR 14, 33, 48 and 68 respectively,” he said.
At least 1,023 aspirants from Bansal Classes have qualified for JEE Advanced, its senior vice-president AK Tiwari said.
“Our classroom student Asit Shrivastava bagged AIR 285 while distance learning students Mragank Raman and Irin Ghosh got AIRs 183 and 185 respectively,” Tiwari said.
Students from other coaching institutes such as Motion Education, Vibrant Academy, Rao IIT, and Aakash Institute have also cleared the exam.
Over 10 lakh students took the exam at 1,781 centres across India on April 2, 8, and 9. Around 2.21 lakh students, who have cleared the Main, will now sit for JEE (Advanced) for around 11,000 seats across 18 IITs in the country.