City students prove their mettle in JEE Advanced

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AmritsarPosted at: Jun 12, 2017, 12:56 AM; last updated: Jun 12, 2017, 12:56 AM (IST)Krishnam Kapoor scores 268 marks, gets 834 all-India rank


Students flash a victory sign after cracking the JEE Advanced in Amritsar on Sunday. Vishal Kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 11


Several students in the city have come through with flying colours in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), Advanced, to gain admission to the reputed colleges in the country.
Krishnam Kapoor of The Senior Study II topped the JEE from the border district. His All India Rank (AIR) in India’s most prestigious examination is 834 as he has got 268 marks out of 366. School director Vijay Mehra said, “Krishnam is an outstanding student. We were confident that he would do well. He is focused, dedicated and intelligent.”
Principal Upasana Mehra said, “Krishnam and his teachers deserve praise.” She congratulated Kapoor’s mother for her love and support.
Krishnam was a student of a private academy, FIITJEE Amritsar. Gauri Gupta of the institute, whose all India rank is 1,354, has scored 255 marks. The third city topper is Jatin Sharma, scoring 248 marks and bagging 1,752 rank. Abhayjit Singh Sandhu was the fourth city topper who scored 1,753 rank.
Thirteen students of the FIITJEE have qualified the JEE Advanced exam. Other students of the institute who cracked the competitive examination are Vivek Kumar Verma (5,808 rank), Tushar Mahajan (6,239), Aayush Chaudhry (13,022), Amritpal Singh (17,442), Rhythm Goel (17,860), Vatsal Grover (18,707), Anurag Kumar Singh (21,629), Aksh Gurnain Singh (29,923) and Ekamjot Kaur (29,766).
Jatinder Singh, a teacher at Wisdom Class, said his students Dhruv Sehgal got 1,318 and Nishant Mehra acquired 2,193 rank.
Dhruv hopes he will get admission to the computer science stream in a reputed IIT college. Nishant thanked his teachers and parents for their support in achieving his goal.

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