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28 candidates from IIT-M zone make to top 100 ranks in JEE Advance exam

Chennai: As many as 140 students from IIT-Madras(IIT-M) zone, comprising of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana passed in the top 500 list.

A total of 28 candidates from the IIT-M zone have emerged among the top 100, which is the highest count among other zones like IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Guwahati, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Roorkee. Pune-based student, Chirag Falor of IIT Bombay zone, was the top ranker in Common Rank List (CRL) with 352 out of 396 marks.

Chirag, secured admission in MIT in March but was pursuing studies online from here due to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown.

“I have already attended classes online at MIT and will continue with it,” Falor said after the JEEAdvanced results were declared. Kanishka Mittal of IIT Roorkee zone was the top-ranked girl student with CRL 17, obtaining 315 marks.

Landa Jitendra of IIT-M zone was ranked first among the other backward classes (OBC)/Non Creamy Layer (NCL) students. In the Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Gangula Bhuvan Reddy from IIT-M zone was the top scorer.

Accordingly, the criteria for inclusion in a rank list would be the aggregate mark, which is the sum of the marks obtained in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Candidates need to satisfy the subject-wise as well as the aggregate qualifying marks to be included in the rank list. The JEE (Advanced) marks would enable students to get admissions to a total of 23 IITs and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), the Indian Institutes of Science, Education and Research (IISER) and the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology