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JEE Main 2017: Samosa sellers’ son among 30 from Andhra, Telangana in top 100

Vabirisetti Mohan Abhyas from Hyderabad secured the All India Rank 6 and D Varun Tej Chowdary from Nizamabad bagged the ninth rank in JEE Mains examination.

education Updated: Apr 28, 2017 16:52 IST
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
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Vabirisetti Mohan Abhyas from Hyderabad has secured the All India Rank 6 in the JEE Main 2017 exam, the results for which were declared on Thursday.(Handout image)

At least 30 students, including the son of samosa sellers, from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana figured among the top 100 rankers in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017 conducted for admission to various engineering colleges, including the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

Vabirisetti Mohan Abhyas from Hyderabad secured the All India Rank 6 and D Varun Tej Chowdary from Nizamabad bagged the ninth rank in the prestigious entrance examination. The results were announced on Thursday.

Abhyas scored 345 out of 360 marks and attributed his success to his parents, teachers and hard work. He took coaching from Aakash Institute at Kukatpalli on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

“I decided to do engineering at IIT when I was in Class 8 and I never lost my way in achieving the goal. I attended all the classes regularly and with determination to make it big in IIT,” the first ranked in south India, said.

Abhyas is the son of V Subba Rao and Suryakala, both of sell samosas.

“We are from Palakole in West Godavari district and we came to Hyderabad 13 years ago only to ensure a better education for my son. He is the first person in our family who is going to do engineering. We are glad he has made it to the top,” Subba Rao said.

Ninth-ranked Varun Teja is also the first person in his family to get into an engineering course. Hailing from Nizamabad, he did his intermediate or plus 2 at Sri Chaitanya Narayana IIT Academy.

Teja attributed his success to his parents - his father Ravinder is a policeman with Railway Protection Force and his mother Sushma is a homemaker.

“They have been supportive all these years and sacrificed a lot to provide me coaching at the prestigious institute. My ambition is to join the IIT-Mumbai or IIT-Madras,” he said.

The other top rankers from the states are Bolla Venkata Pavan (AIR 11) from Hyderabad, Abdul Mohij (AIR 13) from Majeru, Krishna district, Gorantla Jayanth Harsha (AIR 18) from Guntur, D Sai Kiran (AIR 24) from Hyderabad, Sai Bharadwaj (AIR 25) from Aswapuram, Kothagudem N Charan Teja (AIR 29) from Hyderabad and K Chinmayi and Sai Nagendra (AIR 30) from Tadepalligudem, West Godavari district.

Over 10.2 lakh students took the exams at 1,781 centres across India on April 2, 8, and 9. Kalpit Veerval, from Udaipur in Rajasthan, secured the first position with a perfect 100% score.

Around 2.21 lakh students, who have cleared the Main, will now sit for JEE (Advanced) which will be held on May 21 for around 11,000 seats across 18 IITs in the country.

First Published: Apr 28, 2017 16:52 IST