Hyderabad boy tops IIT-JEE

Last Updated: Wed, May 25, 2011 13:44 hrs

New Delhi: Immadi Prudhvi Tej, a resident of Hyderabad, has topped the joint entrance examination (JEE) of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) whose results were declared Wednesday.

The second rank was held by Shubham Mehta of IIT-Bombay zone.

The results were declared at 8 a.m. and were on the JEE website. Sanjay Dhande, director of IIT-Kanpur, which organised the exams this year, said 13,602 students have passed the IIT-JEE 2011.

For the first time, students will get to see scanned answer sheets online from June 4.

Over 4.85 lakh students appeared for 9,600 seats in 15 IITs, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU) and Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, in the exam which was held April 10 at 1,051 centres in 131 cities across the country, an official statement said.

Among the girls, this year 1,491 qualified the exam out of a total of 108,647.

Counselling for all successful candidates will be held online and admissions will be held in two rounds. While the first list will be published on IIT-Kanpur website June 21 the second list will be issued July 6.

The number of students who appeared in the JEE this year was 30,000 more than last year, a rise of 6.5 percent.

Model solutions of the paper were put up May 15 and IITs have acknowledged errors adding up to 36 marks, for which full marks will be granted to all students who attempted the questions.