IIT-Delhi, Kanpur first choices of high-fliers

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
  • Updated: Jun 19, 2015 09:57 IST

Computer science and electrical engineering continue to be the top choice of high rankers of the city who successfully cracked the IIT-JEE, the result of which was declared on Thursday. And many of them aspire to do research or prepare for civil services exam after their four-year engineering course.

Apoorv Pandey (With allIndia rank 282) wants to pursue electrical engineering either from IIT-Delhi or IIT-Kanpur. "Why not computer science? I would love to study computer science but then I will not get IIT-Delhi or Kanpur. Since my childhood days, it was a dream to study in either of the two IITs as they are centres of excellence,” said Pandey who scored 320 marks out of 504.

“Making it to the IITs is almost every candidate’s dream and the fact that I have achieved this is yet to sink in,” added Apoorv. He cleared ISC exam from Mary Gardener Convent School, Ashiana with 93% marks. Pandey said he did not have a fixed routine, but whenever he studied, he did so with full concentration. ‘Think straight’ has always been his mantra.

He dedicated his success to his parents and teachers. “The key to success is how to plan and strategise preparation of vast syllabus,” added Apoorv.

Amrit Singhal (AIR 322) was expecting to figure among top 200 ranks. He scored 320 marks. “But no regrets,” said Singhal who now wants to make a career in electrical stream either from IIT-Delhi or Kanpur. He scored 98.2% in the ISC exam from City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar branch.

“This year’s JEE Advanced Physics and Mathematics papers were tough. Maths paper was too lengthy and I could not attempt all questions. The negative marking played heavily on my mind. As a result, I did not attempt a few questions,” said Amrit who later wants to do research in nuclear physics.

A passout of Kendriya Vidyalay in Gomti Nagar, Nilesh Gupta secured all-India rank 384. His dream is to study computer science from IIT-K. “The key to success in IIT is to constantly keep motivation levels high. I tried to maintain continuity in my studies,” he said.


Congratulating the successful students, NK Dubey, centre head, FIITJEE Lucknow centre, expressed confidence that the students are ready for every challenge with courage and gusto.

Like last year, this year too JEE was held in two phases. The first round (JEE Mains) - held on April 4 - shortlisted 1.5 lakh students eligible to appear in JEE Advanced on May 24.

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