Rajasthan boy tops IIT JEE advance exams

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 20 June, 2014
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New Delhi, Chitraang Murdia from Rajasthan has topped the IIT JEE advance examination, the results of which were declared Thursday.

Murdia who secured 97 percent in class 12, wants to go to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai.

"There is a slight confusion over what I opt for between two branches - computer science and electrical engineering. I want to pursue a career in research so that I can work for people," Murdia said after the results were declared.

In Delhi, Srajan Garg has topped the examination and secured rank 21st in the country.

Garg, 17 studied in Lal Bahadur Shastri Senior Secondary School in R.K. Puram, south Delhi.

"I knew, I will get a good rank. I feel elated. I have opted for computer science in IIT Mumbai," Garg told IANS.

Garg said once he completes his studies he wants to pursue a career in research.

A total of 1,26,997 applicants had registered for the entrance examination out of which 27,151 candidates have cleared it.

The IIT JEE advance exams are conducted to secure admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the 16 IITs and the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad in Jharkhand.

The intake capacity of these institutes is 9,784.

The rank in the examination can also be used to secure admission to the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli; Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune; Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

The students can fill in their choice of courses at these institutes from Friday onwards upto June 24.

Architecture aspirants having cleared the IIT JEE advance exam will be required to attempt the Architecture Aptitude Test June 26.


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