JEE-Advanced toppers from Allen Career Institute celebrating at Kota on Friday
The entire coaching town celebrated the success of its coaching centres. While Kartikeya Gupta, who scored 346 marks out of 370, came first, two classroom students from Kota—Nishant Abhangi (AIR-6) and Kaustubh Dighe (AIR-7)—came among the top 10 and received a grand reception by local residents.
Brijesh Maheshwari, director of Allen Career Institute, said that the institute secured three positions in the top 10 and 38 in the top 100. “Kartikeya Gupta, who was enrolled in our institute’s Mumbai campus, stood first in JEE-Advanced. This year, we have toppers in two most competitive exams in the country—NEET and JEE-Advanced,” he said.
Students from Rajasthan were also not far behind in securing success in the national-level exam. Aditya Badola, who took the 11th rank, is from Gulabpura in Bhilwara.
“My dream of studying computer science from IIT-Bombay has come true with this result. It is an opportunity of a lifetime and I will utilize it to the core. My larger aim is to go for research in my respective field,” Badola said.
Another lad from Rajasthan, Paarth Jain, who is AIR-12, will also go to IIT-Bombay to pursue computer science. “The first leg of my life’s journey has come to an end. I have been tirelessly preparing for this day. Now begins the next leg of my journey where I will have to prove my mettle in the world,” Jain said. He wants to pursue innovation in modern technology with an aim to make life easier for people.
Others from Kota in the top 20 include Jayesh Singla (AIR-17), Adithya Bhaskar (AIR-18) and Parth Gupta (AIR-20).
The coaching city has also produced several success stories who may not have secured a seat in the top 100 or 200 but have succeeded in defying all odds. Coaching majors informed that at least 20 students coming from the rural background with hardly any means have qualified. Some of them live deep in the interiors and have not been able to see their results due to poor internet connectivity.
Though the results were announced at 10am, the website crashed soon after and resumed only at 4pm. This has led to major chaos among students.