Not just IIT JEE 2016 topper, Kota coaching institutes have got the lion’s share of top scorers this year. Riya Singh from Kota has topped among girls with an all-India ranking of 133, while Chinmay Rawal Awale has excelled from the schedule caste category.
Both the students took coaching from Vibrant Academy for the joint entrance examination.
A native of Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh, Singh scored 239 out of maximum 372 marks, said vice president of Vibrant Academy, Rakesh Sharma.
“I used to study for around six to seven hours daily after the coaching classes. One thing I never did was to stay up late in the night,” Singh told HT.
“The key is focus on classroom teaching and studying the notes,” the girl, who has a passion for music said.
Daughter of a civil engineer, Riya also took out time to read her favourite novels. “I have been studying in Kota to take coaching for IIT-JEE for the last two year…I want to study computer science from either IIT-Delhi or IIT-Kanpur,” she said. Singh had scored 96.2% marks in CBSE Class 12 this year.
Her batchmate at Vibrant Academy, Awale has topped from the SC category. Till late on Sunday, Awale was not been able to check his marks on the IIT-JEE website as the portal was acing technical glitches since morning.
The Navi Mumbai boy told HT that he studied for around six hours daily to crack the JEE Advanced. “I followed a regular study pattern to ensure success in the highly competitive exam,” he added. Son of a professor father and a homemaker mother, Awale loves swimming and reading. He was to take admission in IIT-Mumbai in computer science.