The results for the entrance exam of the most premier institute of the country, Indian Institute of Technology, Joint Entrance Examination was declared on Friday and the students from the region shone brightly in the top 100 ranks.
More than 5.6 lakh students had appeared for the exam from the country for admission to nearly 9,600 undergraduate seats in the 15 IITs.
Boys lead the way this year in the IIT exams in the region where five boys from various aparts of Punjab who had all come to study for the competitive exams in Chandigarh and had taken admission in various schools inorder to pursue their goals from the city.
HT introduces the rank holders from the city and the surrounding areas:
Bijoy Singh Kochar, from Mohali secured the 2nd rank all India, his marks being 377 out of 401. His father AP Singh was in a jubilant mood while his son is away to Mumbai for a competition he said, “I never saw him tensed up and he was always relaxed and at ease and since I am a child specialist I know that if I unnecessarily pressurize the child then he will succumb to pressure so I always encouraged him to go out and breathe in the fresh air and be active.”
Bijoy was ecstatic but at the same time at ease when he was talking through skype, video calling with those present in the city about his achievement. He said.” I had a goal and I wanted to achieve it so everyone should have a goal.”
Anant Gupta hailing from Rajpura but completed his education from the city secured 7th rank his marks being 369.
“I studied hard and I always wanted to achieve what I did today, it feel great to see my parents are so proud of me and so are all my friends and near and dear ones,” said Anant.
“I studied properly and I prepared myself in the best possible manner I could and I knew I could achieve my goal but yes being 7th all India is an honor to me and I want to thank my parents who have been there and guided me,” said Anant.
Viplov Jain hailing from Malerkotla but pursuing education from the city secured 26th rank and his marks being 353, has made his parents proud who have sacrificed a lot for him.
Although he was not in town and was participating in a competition in Delhi his father, Vikas Jain said, “His mother stayed with him and his younger brother in the city in order for him to complete his education properly and give him proper tuitions to achieve his goals. I stayed back in Malerkotla and today I do not regret the day I had taken the decision to send my wife away with my children, she has sacrificed a lot.”
Shivam Garg from the city secured 66th rank his marks being 333 is relaxed and knew he would achieve this.
“Although I studied for only 5-6hours but yes when I studied I gave my 100% concentration and even more than that to my studies. I knew that if I could give my full attention to the study at the time I would get what I want and see I got it,” said Shivam smiling, while sharing jokes with his other IIT friends.
Paramdeep Singh who hails from Jodhpur and was in the city only to study for the competitive exams secured 68th rank his marks were also 333. Since he had returned back to his native state he could not be reached but Sangita Khanna who had coached him for the exams said, “He came, he learnt and he secured a good position. I am proud of him.”
The girl topper of tricity:-
Sameeksha Khillan secured 731 rank and topped among girls from the tricity and secured 273marks in the exam.
“I studied for 6-7hours but my mantra was that when I study I study with all my concentration orelse no studies. I have to say that it is really exciting to be the girl topper in tricity as it is surprising, but I want the girls next year to study harder so that they gain more marks and outnumber the boys,” said Sameeksha flashing a victory sign to all.