| Abhayanand addresses a news meet in Patna on Thursday. Pictures by Ashok Sinha and Jai Prakash |
Students from the state proved their mettle at the IIT entrance test, considered the toughest in the world.
The top rank went to Rajasthan’s Chitraang Murdia but many budding technocrats from Patna and other districts have cracked the test with élan.
At least 102 students from director-general of police (DGP) Abhayanand’s Super 30, which has its centres at nine different locations across the country, have cleared the last hurdle to take admission to the prestigious institutes. While nine of them are from Magadh Super 30 (Gaya), eight used to take coaching at Rehmani Super 30 (Patna).
An elated Abhayanand said: “With the success of Abhayanand Super 30 classes, many organisations under their corporate social responsibility (CSR) have approached us for launching new projects. In this direction, Abhayanand Super 30 projects will be opened at Sivasagar (Assam), Jodhpur and Jammu.”
The DGP also hinted that after retirement, he would devote entire time to teaching. Abhayanand, a physics teacher also, is set to retire from the DGP’s post in December this year.
Devesh Shukla, a student of Gail Utkarsh Super 100 (project of Abhayanand Super 30), has secured the All India Rank (AIR) of 1943 (general category).
Devesh, who hails from Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh), told The Telegraph: “My life, after joining the Abhayanand Super 30, has changed. It is a proud moment for me that a farmer’s son has qualified one of the toughest examinations.”
The IIT (advanced) is regarded as one of the most challenging tests in engineering and based on the scores, students get admission to 16 IITs and Indian School of Mines (Dhanbad).
Not only Abhayanand and Anand Kumar, students from different coaching institutes too cleared the test with good AIR ranks. Around 102 students from FIITJEE-Patna cleared the test. Abhijeet Anand, who has secured an AIR rank 307 (general category), said: “For clearing the test you don’t have to read 14-15 hours but even five to six hours studies can be enough.”
Abhijeet has secured 258 out of 360 total marks and is a product of Doon Public School, Patna. Abhijeet is hopeful that with this rank he could get to any top IITs.
Apart from Abhijeet, Kshitiz Suman, Shubham Kumar and Shubham Kumar Singh from FIITJEE too have secured rank below 1000.
From Mentors Eduserv, another coaching institute, more than 200 students have cleared the test and three students from the classroom coaching contract programme are under top 100.
Sources said a total of around 27,000 candidates out of 1,27,000 registered have qualified the examination with around 19,500 in the common merit list. The list also includes 6,000 (OBC), 4,400 SC and 1,250 ST students.
From another coaching institute Narayana, 34 students have cleared the test. The Narayana administration also claimed that Shivanand Tiwari, originally from Rohtas, who did his coaching from Narayana Dwarka (New Delhi) centre is the youngest to clear the test this year. Tiwari, son of Kamlakant Tiwari a resident of Nokha (Rohtas) has secured AIR rank 2022 (general category).
Similarly, 43 students from Smriti Coaching Institute have cleared the IIT (advanced) entrance test. Not only students from Patna but even from rural areas have cleared the test. Five students from Motihari cracked it with Anupam Kumar securing 294th rank.
Compared to 2013, this year’s JEE-Advanced had 3,500 additional qualifiers. The increase in seats has been recorded across all categories. There are a total of 9,784 seats for the over 19,000 that have been shortlisted.