.Srinidhi Prabhu of the Narayana PU College, Bangalore, has topped the JEE (Main) examination. Prabhu (AIR-1) is from the Karnataka board and wants to join the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, to study computer science. Closer home, Andheri's Parth Kothari topped the state in the exam with his score of 319 and secured an all-India rank of 11.
Kothari scored a total of 331, which was normalized to 301 and his HSC score of 95.69% upped his overall marks to 319. However, like many other toppers, Kothari's JEE (Main) rank list, which was released on Tuesday, is merely a formality. He ranked 458 in the JEE (Advanced) and has already sought admission at IIT-Bombay for a dual degree in electrical engineering.
"Since class X, I've wanted to join an IIT. It has been my dream and I have worked really hard for this. While I feel my father has been responsible for drilling the idea of joining IIT into my head, my college teachers turned the idea to reality," said Parth, a student of Pace Junior Science College, Andheri.
All-India JEE (Advanced) topper, Chitraang Murdia from Rajasthan, stood 38th in the JEE (Main) rank list. Manish Murdia, his father, said the JEE (Main) ranking did not matter as his son had already taken admission at IIT-Bombay. Chitraang scored 97% in Class XII from the CBSE board, his normalised score was 265.5.
Data from the CBSE shows that the minimum cut-offs for filling choices of institutes and courses for BE and BTech courses is 62 for candidates in the general category, 59 for students in the other backward category (non-creamy layer) and 32 for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and physically challenged candidates.
The Central Seat Allocation Board announced the schedule for admissions to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) a day before the results were announced. Students can start filling their choices online from Tuesday up to July 12.