By Dilraj Kaur Bhatia
Engineering, to be more precise Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),seems to be the first career choice for the students of Steel City.
Despite various career opportunities emerging in the field of education, engineering still rules the roost among the students of the city. Every year, the toppers of ISC and CBSE examinations feel that engineering from premium institute that is Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is their only choice.
The Steel City has a fair track record of IIT.Every year about 300 students crack the IIT entrance examination,which is considered to be toughest in the country. The performance rate of the students can be gauged from the fact that AbhinavKumar of Loyola School secured 1st All India rank during the 1996-1997.
Even this year students of the Steel City proved their merit in the IIT- JEE (Joint Entrance Examination). About 400 engineering aspirants out of 8000 from Jamshedpur qualified to appear in JEE Advanced. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the JEE Mains results on April 27.
The State topper was Mohit Gupta, a student of DAV Public School, Bistupur ,who scored 325 out of 360. His AIR was 53 while his OBC rank was six. This was followed by Yogesh Kothari, a student of Hill Top School who scored an AIR of 193 with 310 marks.
While, students of the Steel City have once again proved their merit in the IIT- JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Advanced examination. About 250 students from Jamshedpur have cracked the JEE.
Out of around 1013 students who appeared for JEE Advanced, about 250 could make it to the final all India rankings. Yugesh Kothari, a student of Hill Top School, stood at all India rank of 120. Kothari had scored 97 per cent in ISC pour science this year.
The exam was formerly known as Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), which is now conducted every year by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The JEE Advanced result was conducted on May 21 this year. The total marks for JEE paper I and II was 366.
Mohit Kumar Gupta from DAV Public School Bistupur came second city topper with an AIR 150. Last year the highest rank in the city was 322.
The third closest rank was scored by Rohan Arihan from Central Public School, Adityapur whose scored an AIR 505. The cut off marks this year was 128 for general category while the cut off marks of OBC reached 115, 64 for SC, ST and people with disability. The cut off marks this year was the highest in the past three years.
Sharing his views, Pramod Dubey, director of Prerna Classes, one of the premier coaching institutes of the city, said that the success rate of the city students is inspiring. He adds: “ Being a steel city engineering remains the first choice of the students. Moreover, engineering plays a vital role in human resource development of the country by creating skilled manpower, enhancing industrial productivity and improving the quality of life.
With India emerging as a major economic force at present the technologies that will drive the country into the future it is equally important to have work force that has in-depth knowledge about the emerging technologies to grab the opportunities”.
Rajesh Tiwary of MIST says that it has become crucial for a student here to select such a college and institute that help him to frame a successful professional career. He further added that that the city has bright brains and a culture of technical education.
This is the reason why every year scores of students crack IIT every year.
Echoing similar views Shyam Bhushan of Narayana IT Academy says the city has best of the faculties to guide the students. Our education system has been improving now.
In Jamshedpur, we have the best schools. Jamshedpur students do exceedingly well when they are exposed to competitions from other parts of India.