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WBJEE 2017 (engg, pharma) results declared, Birla High School student tops, two from South Point in top 10

Debaditya Pramanik of Birla High School has topped the merit list of engineering. Candidates in the top ten merit list include six from CBSE, one from WBCHSE and one from ISC

education Updated: Jun 05, 2017 15:32 IST
Debaditya Pramanik of Birla High School, Kolkata, has topped the merit list of engineering
Debaditya Pramanik of Birla High School, Kolkata, has topped the merit list of engineering(Source: Facebook)

Kolkata: Results of the West Bengal joint entrance examination (WBJEE) for admission to engineering and pharmacy courses were declared on Monday, with students from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) constituting 47% of the list of the over 1 lakh candidates.

Debaditya Pramanik of Birla High School, Kolkata, topped the merit list of engineering. Candidates in the top ten merit list included six from CBSE, one from West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) and one from ISC.

Two students from South Point High School were among the top 10 in engineering wing.

Six of the top 10 students also were from CBSE. There was only one female candidate in the top 10 list.

Of the total number of students eligible for counselling, 47% were from CBSE followed by 26% from WBCHSE, 13% from Bihar Education Board, 9% from ISC and 5% from other boards.

Counselling for the successful candidates will start from May 12, 2017, a member of the WBJEE Board said. “Any candidate who has scored above zero (as there was negative marking in the exam) will be eligible for counselling,” he said.

The results were declared 43 days after the examination.

Altogether, 1,00,433 examinees were eligible for counselling in the engineering wing, while 1,00,175 were eligible for counselling for pharmacy.

Currently, the number of engineering institutes in West Bengal stands at 104 with a student intake capacity of 35,018. In case of pharmacy, the number of institutes is 1,085 - which can enrol 1,229 students.

Although the results were announced at around 2 pm, examinees will be able to check their results in www.wbjeeb.nic.in. 4 pm onwards.

Examinees can also check their result through SMS. They have to type WBJEE space roll number and send to 54242.

Next year the WBJEE will be held on April 22, a Sunday.