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Navi Mumbai student bags fourth rank in JEE-Mains, aims for IIT-B

Sriram Balasubramanian from Nerul, Navi Mumbai, secured the fourth position in JEE (Mains) exam, results of which were released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) late on Thursday evening.

mumbai Updated: Jun 24, 2016 11:13 IST
Shreya Bhandary
Sriram Balasubramanian

Sriram Balasubramanian(HT )

Sriram Balasubramanian from Nerul, Navi Mumbai, secured the fourth position in JEE (Mains) exam, results of which were released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) late on Thursday evening.

The top three ranks were bagged by Dipanshu Jindal, Pratush Maini (both from Delhi) and Rajesh Bansal. The girl topper, with all-India rank of 11, is Ryali Gayathri from Hyderabad.

The All-India Rankings are based on their JEE Main score (60% weightage) and Class 12 scores (40% weightage). Admissions to BE and BTech courses in engineering institutions like NITs, IIITs are made on the basis of these rankings.

“My all-India rank in JEE (Advanced) is 92, so I am hopeful to get admission in IIT-Bombay. I want to pursue my degree in electrical engineering and I hope I won’t have to compromise on the course or the institute,” said Sriram Balasubramanian. He completed his Class 12 from PACE Junior Science College in Nerul.

Nearly 12 lakh students across the country had appeared for the examination held in April and are now eligible to register for the joint seat allocation process.

“We have managed to release the rankings more than a week in advance compared to last year. The credit goes to the coordination between various institutes and regular follow-up by the board. We hope this helps speed up admission process now,” said Rama Sharma, public relations officer, CBSE. Last year, JEE (Mains) rankings were released on July 1.

By Thursday evening, the board had sketchy details about the rankings.

“Out of the top 20 ranks, 12 are from the CBSE board, followed by 6 from the Telangana state board, and one each from Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh state boards,” said Sharma. The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will open the registration portal to students from 10 am on Friday, June 24. This is the second year that admissions will all be conducted from the same portal. “As a consequence, students will have 629 programmes and 92 institutes across the country to choose from. It is important that students enter sufficient number of choices in their nomination forms and your own academic interest while making a decision,” states the message by Gautam Biswas, director of IIT-Guwahati, on the JoSAA website.

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