City student ranks 2nd in IIT-JEE Advanced

Sakal Times
Monday, 12 June 2017

I sort of assumed that I would be a part of the first five all-India rankholders based on my performance in the exam, and of course I am happy now that I have secured the second rank

Pune: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, on Sunday announced the results of IIT-JEE Advanced Examination 2017. Pune student Akshat Chugh bagged All India Rank 2 in the examination. The Joint Engineering Examination is the gateway to IITs, NITs and other centrally funded institutions.

Pune Topper
“I sort of assumed that I would be a part of the first five all-India rankholders based on my performance in the exam, and of course I am happy now that I have secured the second rank,” said Chugh. He added, “In order to excel in academics, you need to love to study. Unless you enjoy it, it’s hard to do well.”

Akshat’s father Vikas Chugh said, “Since he was a child, Akshat has always been focused on studies. We have never had to force him to study. Even as he grew older, he had his priorities set and knew what he wants to do in future.” Akshat scored 101 in physics, 112 in chemistry and 122 in mathematics to score 335 out of 366. He wants to pursue his graduation in computer science at IIT Bombay.

Akshat’s father is Vice President at Tata Sky, while his mother Ritu Chugh is a homemaker.

Coaching classes rejoice
The campuses of many popular IIT coaching classes in the city were full of cheer as all the IIT rankholders in the city reached there to celebrate their success with their parents and guides. Pune-based IITian’s Prashikshan Kendra (IIT-P) has recorded a stupendous 104 ranks in JEE Advanced 2017. Bakliwal Tutorials in the city, which mentored AIR 2 holder Akash Chugh, has more than 180 selections in JEE Advanced this year. Out of these, 11 students have secured a rank within the top 1,000. More than 100 students at Prime Academy too have cleared JEE Advanced this year. Over all, 75 students from Forum for Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (FIIT JEE) Pune Centre secured good ranks in JEE Advanced 2017.

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