Five students from Aurangabad have secured place among the first 500 students in the country in the IIT-JEE (advanced) examination, results of which were declared this evening. Neeraj Pande and Varad Pingle (both 167th rank), Anand Pathak (323), Kaushik Kulkarni (419) and Rutuparna Dalvi (488) are these successful students. Around 50 students from the city have qualified for the admission in IITs.
Dream come ture
Speaking to LT, Neeraj Pande said he wanted to obtain admission in the mechanical stream at IIT, Powai. He had scored 194 marks in the 12th CET. Neeraj's father runs a medical stores. He planned his studies with the dream of being in IIT, he said.
Olympiad experience helped
Varad Pingle is looking for admission to either in electronics or mechanical branches at Powai IIT. He was immensely benefitted from the experiences of olympiad, kishor vaidyanik and JEE Main examinations, he said.
Small city can produce IITians
Kaushik Kulkarni mentioned that the continuity in studies was the key to his success. He wanted to prove that even a small city can produce IITians.
Attributes success to parents, grandpa
Rutuparna Balasaheb Dalvi, who recently passed the HSC (science) examination from Deogiri College, wants to take admission at IIT, Powai or Delhi in the electrical stream. He has also stood in the merit lists of CET and BITS Pillani entrance tests. He attributes his success to his mother Pratibha, father Balasaheb and grandfather Abasaheb Kakade. Rutuparna has earlier clinched places in the merit lists of SSC and HSC, scholarship and other competitive examinations.