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Updated: May 19, 2012 09:03 IST

City boy secures 108th rank in IIT-JEE

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Akshay Bhat got an All India Ranking 108 in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2012 conducted by IITs. Photo: K.Gopinathan
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Akshay Bhat got an All India Ranking 108 in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2012 conducted by IITs. Photo: K.Gopinathan

Genuine love for subjects help toppers achieve pinnacle

Akshay Bhat of Bangalore has secured 108th rank in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-JEE) 2012.

The results of the exam, which was held on April 8, were announced on Friday.

As many as 4,79,651 students appeared for the exam, held at 1,067 centres, for admission to 9,647 undergraduate seats in the 17 IITs in the country.

Akshay told The Hindu that he wants to pursue B.Tech. at IIT Bombay.

Son of Suresh Bhat, journalist, Akshay secured 9.6 grade in Class 10 and 97 per cent in II PU.

Akshay secured first rank in the South Zone in Junior Mathematics Olympiad-2010 organised by CBSE, was selected for the National Astronomy Olympiad orientation camp conducted by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai, in April 2012, and qualified in the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana 2011 exam conducted by the Union Ministry of Science and Technology.

Of the total candidates who appeared for the JEE, 24,112 have secured ranks in various categories and 19,426 have been short-listed for counselling.

Consistency counts

Around 7,000 students appeared for the JEE from Karnataka. Ganesh Ajjanagadde, a student from FITJEE, Bangalore, who secured an All India Rank (AIR) of 149, said: “Regular preparation is a must.”

Deepak D., who trained with Ace Creative Learning, Bangalore, has secured the 349th rank and also agreed on the need for consistent preparations to top this examination. “I made sure my efforts were totally focussed towards making it to the top 500,” he said.

The lure

Breaking away from the trend of studying for the exams with the sole aim of making it into the premier Indian Institutes of Technology, Sagar Honnungar and Vidhya Ramaswamy, both students of BASE, Bangalore, said they were driven by the passion they had for the subjects. “I loved the subjects. I took the entrance as a challenge and just made sure that I gave the exams my best,” said Mr. Honnugar who secured the 568th rank.

Adding to this, Ms. Ramaswamy, ranked 597, said: “I did want to always get into IIT. But it was not like I studied only for this reason. I studied because I enjoyed the subjects."

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Congrats Akshay bhut. But Hindu what kind of mockery is this there are 27 students
under 100 from AP thats a lot of work for you considering you chose to report this
...... or may be its homework ...thats what you need ... lol....n common ......
108 >100 may be the author will fail the captcha check required for posting a

from:  bopanna
Posted on: May 20, 2012 at 12:09 IST

This is exactly the kind of media hype that results in frantic competition, teenage suicides and a mindset that everyone needs to be an engineer. Why not also report on who stood 108 when applying to the National School of Drama, FTII or MICA?

from:  kartik
Posted on: May 20, 2012 at 10:27 IST

I am an ex IIT-Madras graduate (1981) and now settled in Australia. During our time (in mid 70s) nothing heard in the news (even for the first ranked person) and we have to go through the same process as now.
I agree with the Mohit. This student only secured 108th rank. Why this great publicity??? What about the other 107 student ahead of this boy. What about the first ranked person??? Is it because this boy happened to be the son of a journalist???

from:  Nad
Posted on: May 20, 2012 at 05:54 IST

I have a good opinion and trust on 'THE HINDU'.
But this news is ridiculous. Just because he is son of Journalist, you can put his photograph. Don't you understand that he has come next to 107 students.

What kind of ethics are you showing by printing this. This is an ideal example misusing the resources.
I saw on front page that minister is misusing to travel to US. What are you showing here.

I would be happy if somebody can explain this.

from:  prasan
Posted on: May 20, 2012 at 00:34 IST

Sorry to say, but why Hindu is so much hyping this year's IITJEE results? why only 108? why not all others..? merit should be recognized but these kinds of unwanted publicity and hype bring inferiority complex among other kids.. JEE is not the end of the world.. this is just the beginning, I am myself an IIT-K graduate and know how these type of news create severe impact upon young minds which might stay there forever(and in some cases expectations rise so much that even the slightest tumble result into undesirable results)... Hindu should cover all other social issues which are much important than JEE.

from:  mohit dubey
Posted on: May 19, 2012 at 13:35 IST
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