Seventeen students from a coaching institute in Mangalore have secured ranks within 600 in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) 2011.
Four of them are within the top 100 ranks, six are within the top 200 ranks, and seven are within the top 600 ranks, said Severine Rosario, principal, Manipal Career Excellence (MCE), which trained 30 students in its first batch for the entrance test.
The students were trained for two years with 1,400 hours of classroom training, tests, and mock examinations to take tests in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry, she said.
Some of the students have cleared the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) as well.
They are yet to decide whether to opt for the National Institute of Technology or the Indian Institute of Technology.
Arvind N., of Lourdes Central School, who secured 29th rank in the State, said that although it was likely he would get a seat in the engineering stream of his choice, he was interested in joining the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), for which counselling was going on.
B. Gautham Rao of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Panambur, secured 37th rank in the State, said although he would get a seat in NIT-(K), he was looking at the possibility of studying Computer Science, Electrical or Electronics Engineering at IIT.
Sahil S. Pai of Lourdes Central School secured 64th rank in the State said he would study computer science or electronics and communication engineering at NIT (K).
Anirudh Raman of Lourdes Central School secured 69th rank in the State.
The other students who secured ranks within 600 in the State are: Manu Pai (116), Anurag H.L. (140), Navneet Prabhu (144), Safwan C.H. (145), Sudhanva Kamath (148), Athul N. Rao (171), Bala Vignesh (228), Roshan John David (243), Aditya A. (254), Vikshak Raj (299), Mervyn Rohit Soans (321), Suchethan Kamath (466), and Anjali Nelliat (592).