17 students from Goa bagged ranks at the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced as the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur declared the results on Friday. Among 17 students, 15 students are ranked in the top 10,000.
This is the first time since 2000 so many students from Goa have cracked the JEE Advanced.
Ponda’s Harsh Khandeparkar has become the state topper, securing All India Rank (AIR) 1,393.
The next two ranks from Goa have been claimed by Agrajah Bhobe with AIR 1,457 and Sairaj Ghosarwadkar with 1,800.
Other Goan students who made the cut are Swatit Walavalikar with AIR 3,026, Manali Manjrekar with AIR 3,077, Ratan Doddalingannavar with AIR 3.901, Joshua Barreto with AIR 4,142, Rujula Kamat with AIR 4,196, Akhil Naik with AIR 5,245, Tejas Tendulkar with AIR 5,864, Nilay Kamat with AIR 7,033, Vishal Tari with AIR 7,178, Aditya Bhat with AIR 7961.
Most of the ranks secured by students in Goa hailed from Mushtifund Aryaan Higher Secondary School, Cujira.
“Goans should be proud that the children of the state are shining at the national level with so much effort. The success achieved by Harsh Khandeparkar is a matter of pride for the state. Students who have achieved success in JEE Advanced have opportunities in various fields,” said Vyankatesh Prabhudesai, director, Mushtifund Aryaan Higher Secondary School.
Meanwhile, Jaipur’s Mridul Agarwal has topped JEE Advanced 2021, creating a history of sorts by scoring the highest-ever percentile.