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7,200 candidates clear IIT-JEE

india Updated: May 30, 2007 15:03 IST

Of the more than 200,000 students who appeared, 7,200 have cleared the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) 2007 that paves the way for admission into the country's most elite engineering courses.

This year, 243,029 candidates had appeared for the examination to get admission into the seven IITs in Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Guwahati, Chennai and Roorkee as well as the Institute of Technology at the Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.

"We are happy with the result and counselling will start from June 19," said Kushal Sen, professor in charge of placement and training at IIT-Delhi.

While counselling will conclude June 22, the courses allocated to the successful candidates will be declared June 29.

Of the 7,200 candidates who had qualified the entrance, 2,235 are from the IIT-Mumbai zone, followed by 1,688 candidates from IIT Chennai zone and 1,398 from the IIT-Delhi zone.

While 137 candidates have qualified from Guwahati, 513 are from Kanpur, 733 from Kharagpur and 496 from Roorkee.

The topper of the all India merit list is A Bansal (Reg No 2088031) from the Delhi zone.

This year, 54,025 girls had taken the exam and 587 qualified.

While 594 Scheduled Caste candidates have made it to the last leg, 109 were from the Scheduled Tribe category. Fifteen physically challenged candidates also cleared the exam.