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Updated: May 26, 2011 00:51 IST

IIT-JEE: A.P. boy bags all-India first rank

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I. Prudhvi Tej who secured the first place in Indian Institute of Technology open category 2011, is being greeted by his mother and sister. Photo: Surya Sridhar
The Hindu I. Prudhvi Tej who secured the first place in Indian Institute of Technology open category 2011, is being greeted by his mother and sister. Photo: Surya Sridhar

State pockets 25 per cent of the seats

Making history, the State bagged the first rank in the IIT-JEE for the second consecutive year and the students reaped a rich harvest in the overall performance pocketing nearly 25 per cent of the seats.

Immadi Prudhvi Tej, a student of Sri Chaitanya, scored the all India first rank, while Narayana students V. Shaimak Reddy and Burle Sai Kiran took the third and fourth ranks respectively. The sixth rank was bagged by Kunal Chawla of Narayana College while Sri Chaitanya students, T. Bhargava Reddy and J. Varun, secured the 8{+t}{+h} and 9{+t}{+h} ranks respectively. It was a sweep in other categories too with Rama Krishna Banot and J. Varun scoring first rank in ST and OBC categories respectively at the all India level. About 1,490 girls qualified this year.

‘For the parents'

In the open category, 15 students each from Narayana group and Sri Chaitanya group figured in the top 100 ranks taking the total to 30 ranks at the All India level. “We dedicate the achievement to the parents who had faith in us and the special programmes designed for the test,” said B.S. Rao, Chairman of Sri Chaitanya and P. Narayana, Chairman of Narayana group, speaking to reporters. The fourth ranker, Sai Kiran, is the son of Joint Transport Commissioner, B. Venkateshwarlu. More than 100 students of IIT Ramaiah Academy secured seat-getting ranks this year.

Students from Bhashyam group too bagged several ranks. Y. Vamsidhar (11{+t}{+h}), Srinivasa Sainath (18{+t}{+h}), and Tarun Raj (19{+t}{+h}) secured ranks in different categories, according to Bhashyam Ramakrishna, Director. About 20 candidates from FIITJEE Hyderabad too secured seat-getting ranks. Thirty nine students from Delta Academy for IIT-JEE secured seat-getting ranks in different categories with the best one being 50{+t}{+h} rank secured by B. Vivek.

This year, 62,880 students from IIT-Madras zone appeared for the test of which 3,126 were declared qualified. According to initial estimates, nearly 2,400 candidates account from Andhra Pradesh. About 800 students of Narayana qualified from the State of which 560 are from open category.

The media coverage and hype generated for rank holders, adolescents trying to get into undergraduate degree, is unprecedented and probably happens only in India. I sincerely congratulate all the students who have achieved good results, through a combination of hard work and intelligence. They should realise that this only the first step to
becoming technology creators. How does the research contribution from IITs compare internationally?
How valued are higher research degrees from IITs. What proportion of IIT undergraduates stay back to do postgraduate research degrees in India?
No wonder Indian institutions struggle to instill creativity and innovation and support the same with funding to generate translational research. IITs are probably a stepping stone for engineers to eventually achieve these goals. IITs should be known for research output rather than for generating branded undergraduates who end up overseas. The funding should be proportionate to research output.

from:  Sridhar
Posted on: Jul 3, 2011 at 22:41 IST

I think the coaching classes and the competition has taken away the creativity from these students. There is no doubt that most of these students are brilliant with their subjects but real life engineering just doesn't mean to solve a set of questions. I know it is practically very difficult to make a system that will get students who are just not good at solving a science problem but also creative- but at least there should be an attempt by the govt. I do not understand the hype we Indians make out of IIT- let us prepare these kids to be better engineers rather than these students ending up doing an MBA. Let us make our students prepare for higher degrees (M.Tech and PhD). This is why India having so much potential lacks to lead the world in technology.

from:  Badri
Posted on: Jun 29, 2011 at 07:31 IST

Most of these students are from A.P. How many students from Tamil Nadu made it to the merit list this year. How many from Rural Tamil Nadu get this coveted rank in JEE (Only test of its kind in the world). Will the "Samacheer kalvi" help rural T.N students to meet this standard and crack IIT-JEE. Will the Samacheer Kalvi, help rural students to enter International Olympiads? When the Chinese, Russian and East European kids continue to top the Olympiads, will the quality of T.N school board ever increase? Why don't we have the rural students be trained by the teachers, to crack this exam. Or, is this JEE only for students of elite schools, studying in CBSE/ICSE syllabus and living in Chennai?

from:  Sajith
Posted on: May 27, 2011 at 16:29 IST

Very hearty congrats to the kid and all the students who succeeded to crack IIT-JEE. They should realize that their journey of accomplishments is just beginning and not yet reached.

from:  Srikanth
Posted on: May 26, 2011 at 23:20 IST

congratulation dear mukesh

from:  mukeshkumar jangid
Posted on: May 26, 2011 at 23:11 IST

Good.......Keep it up always|..........

from:  visiontech Automation
Posted on: May 26, 2011 at 11:17 IST

congratulation dear
i was hope that u r qualify this
exam, and u proove it so thanks

from:  aman pandey
Posted on: May 26, 2011 at 11:16 IST

congrats... bdy..........!

from:  sumit chandel
Posted on: May 26, 2011 at 11:14 IST

2400 students from Andhra out of a total of 13000+ successful students. Can you tell what calculation makes it 25%?

from:  Neelam
Posted on: May 26, 2011 at 10:25 IST

Someone needs to tell these kids what they are getting into. Life only gets worse and its going to stay like that for the rest of their lives. Oh wait - that is only if they decide to take up the actual path of an engineer - slog, make things work and repeat! But isn't someone saying India is booming? Then you just sleep through your four years at IITs and wake up when the placements begin, cash on the IIT tag, spit in the face of the government for subsidizing your education, take up a mediocre job and dilute all that you are meant to be as an IITian - go back to being the water in the milk instead of being the "cream of the country". Why come to IIT? All thanks to JEE !

IITs are just a pass for the thousands of students for an assured job - mediocre or otherwise. No one comes to the IITs for what they are meant to be - technology and its use for the good of society.

from:  Dheeraj
Posted on: May 26, 2011 at 04:08 IST

Congratulations to all the students from AP(you have made all of us very proud). I am also very happy that people from Tamil Nadu have done exceptionally well . Go South India.

from:  Madhav Rao
Posted on: May 26, 2011 at 03:29 IST
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