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Aditya tops IIT-Kanpur zone, Shreya first among girls

KANPUR: Aspirants of IIT-Kanpur zone got top 200 ranks in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)-Advanced results announced by IIT-Delhi here on Monday.

Students proved their mettle and even in Covid pandemic cracked one of the toughest exams with flying colours. The exam was held on September 27. The top five students of IIT-Kanpur zone include Aditya Jain (AIR 24), (AIR 70), Rishi Jain (AIR 98), Tahir Yusuf Sandalwala (AIR 133) and Arpit Kumar Rai (AIR 155).

JEE chairman, IIT-Kanpur zone, Prof Dhirendra S. Katti, on being contacted, said that Aditya Jain topped the IIT-Kanpur zone, while Shreya Moghe, with AIR 405, turned out to be female zone topper.

Akarsh said, “All that I had planned for the exam had to be rescheduled and re-planned as JEE (Advanced) was postponed. This affected the revision plan which I had made for this exam. Then I took a break for a day or two and recharged myself. And this actually helped.”

He said that he had no stress due to Covid. Akarsh, who lives in a joint family, said he wishes to pursue computer science and engineering from either IIT-Mumbai or IIT-Delhi. Akarsh scored 95.8 percent in his class XII this year,said that his father Tarun Jain is into businessman and mother

Rishi Jain, who is a third topper in the zone, too wishes to study computer science engineering from either IIT-Madras or IIT-Delhi. A resident of Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh, Rishi said that the postponement of JEE Advanced made him panicky. However, he overcame all the challenges and appeared in the exam.

Son of and Dr Sadhana Jain, Rishi said that he aspires to be a physicist and even if he opts for computer science course in his BTech course as of now but later he will pursue PhD in the required stream to be a physicist.

Arpit Kumar Rai, who emerged as a fifth topper in the zone by securing AIR 155, said that the postponement of the exam gave him sufficient time to prepare and therefore, he could do well.

“Had there been no Covid, JEE (Advanced) would have been held in the month of May this year. Appearing in this exam right after the board exam, would have been challenging. But postponement of JEE (Advanced) gave me ample time to prepare”, said a confident Arpit while talking to TOI.

Son of Dr AK Rai and Suman Rai, Arpit chose engineering course over medical profession. “My father is a doctor but I have more interest in science subjects therefore decided to pursue a career in engineering stream”, he added.

Shreeya Moghe, the girl topper of IIT-Kanpur zone, while talking to TOI over phone, said she wishes to study at Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) in Bengaluru. A resident of Ujjain, Shreeya said she would participate in online counselling starting on Tuesday but her inclination is towards studying in IISc.

Daughter of Sameer Moghe and Prashita Moghe, Shreya said that it was a right decision to conduct JEE (Advanced) in September as the exam was already unexpectedly delayed due to Covid .