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Monday, Aug 19, 2019

JEE Mains: Four from tricity in top 100

17-year-old aspiring computer scientist from SGGS Collegiate Public School, Sector 26, bags 31st rank in the country; city bags 39th, 55th and 75th ranks also; no girl in top 100 from city.

punjab Updated: Apr 28, 2017 10:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Tricity topper Shashij Gupta with his family on Thursday.
Tricity topper Shashij Gupta with his family on Thursday.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)

A self-confessed movie buff, Shashij Gupta, the son of a school principal, has topped the tricity, securing the 31st All-India Rank (AIR) at the (JEE) (Main) 2017 exam, the results for which were declared on Thursday. Over 14,000 candidates had taken the exam from the tricity. The city has three more students on the top 100 AIR list, that has no girl student.

Shashij, a student of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Collegiate Public School, Sector 26, scored 330 marks on 360 in the exam. His sister had been among the tricity toppers at the All-Indian Pre-Medical Entrance Test of 2015.

“I studied around four hours a day. A student should plan well,” he says. Commenting on her ward’s success, mother Meena Gupta said, “I have realised that I have been blessed with wonder kids. Both have proved themselves in their fields.”

Balanced lad is tricity 2nd

Rushil Gupta, of Sector 43, is second the tricity at AIR 39 and says that he studied six-seven hours a day, even as he never stopped pursuing his hobby of playing cricket. Sarvesh Mehtani from Bhavan Vidyalaya School, Panchkula, has stood third with an AIR rank of 55. He was motivated by the thought of entering the top engineering college in the country.


Bringing up the rear of the top 100, though no less an achiever is Uddhav Aggarwal, again of SGGS Collegiate Public school Sector 26, who has ranked 75 AIR. “I will be able to improve my rank at the Advance exam,” he said. Based on Thursday’s result, a list of 2.2 lakh candidates across the country will now be taking the JEE (Advanced) on May 21 for admission to the Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs).

No weight to Class-12 marks divides toppers

Though they seemed ready to give their best at the JEE (Advanced) exam, they were unhappy over the fact that from this year, Class-12 marks are not carrying any weight. Shashij said, “I believe Class-12 exams must be given weight as otherwise, it all boils down to a particular exam.” Uddhav said, “I prepared well for the boards as well as JEE (Mains). I am happy though that Class-12 marks carry no weight this time.”

No girl student in top 100

Continuing with the past trend, there is no girl student in the top 100 AIR rank. However, 340 AIR has been bagged by a girl, Jeetika.

First Published: Apr 28, 2017 09:48 IST

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