Sarthak, a student of Rainbow Public School, has scored the highest (with 99.982 percentile) in the district at Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main. The results were declared on Saturday.
Rohit Ranjan, of ARS Public School, scored 99.91 percentile.
More than 100 students from various schools in Bokaro proved their mettle, cracking JEE Main organised by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
The students make their way to the next advanced-level entrance test.
Sarthak is the son of Santosh Kumar, who is an employee of Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL). He is a resident of Sector-3. “I used to study five hours regularly. My ambition is to become a computer engineer and get admission in IIT Bombay,” said an elated Sarthak.
JEE Main results announced on Saturday spread happiness among students, teachers and residents of the town. The April session of JEE Main was conducted from September 1 to 6 after being postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The exam was held at two centres in the district following strict Covid-19 guidelines.
As in previous years, a good number of students of schools such as Delhi Public School (DPS), Pentecostal School Assembly, Sree Ayyappa Public School and Guru Gobind Singh Public School (GGPS) have shined in the prestigious engineering entrance level test in the district.
More than a dozen students of DPS Bokaro secured more than 99 percentile in JEE Main with Utkarsh Aditya scoring the highest at 99.87 percentile while Ashwin Sinha achieved 99.85 percentile. More than three dozen students have got more than 90 percentile while many others scored more than 80 percentile. Principal, DPS Bokaro, A.S. Gangwar said JEE Main is among the top examinations and many DPS students have proved their mettle by performing exemplary well.
Twenty-five students of Sree Ayyappa School have cracked the JEE Main. Director of the institution S.S. Mahapatra said: “Shubham Kumar Jaiswal scored the highest (93.75 percentile) followed by Eshika Kumari, who scored 92 percentile.”
More than 18 students of GGPS and 12 students of Pentecostal School Assembly (PAS) have qualified in the entrance examination. Aditya Anand of PAS scored 99.7 percentile.
Principal of PAS, Dr Karuna Prasad, expressed happiness on the phenomenal achievement of students at JEE Main in the district.
Parents claimed that once again, the students of the town have performed well in JEE Main and the result of JEE Advanced will also be remarkable.
Many schools, including Chinmaya Vidyalaya and MGM Higher Secondary School, in the district have not announced their number of students who qualified as they are still in the process of confirmation. Those who have announced the number have said that the figure would increase as their compiling process is still on.