MANGALORE: Sumith, a student of Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL), Kuntikan here has performed well in the JEE-main examination scoring 320 out of 360 marks to emerge as topper in the districts of coastal Karnataka. This is the first time that student of the region has performed this well at the national level examination. Sumith, is a student of second PUC at Sharada Pre-University College, Kodialbail has many feathers to his cap.
Sumith secured all India seventh rank in the scholarship exam Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana , a feat which he has already gained him admission in the IISc, Bangalore. In the international physics and chemistry Olympiads, he has found a place amongst top 38 in India, a feat that has assured him a seat at Chennai Mathematical Institution. Sumith scored 100 each in mathematics, chemistry, statistics and 99% in physics in recent PUC results.
Other than Sumith, About 50% of CFAL students have qualified to appear for JEE advanced 2014. CBSE conducted pen and paper based exam JEE main 2014 on April 6 and computer based exams on April 9, 11, 12 and 19. About 13.57 lakh students appeared for exam across India. Among them, 1.54 lakh candidates, 28,666 of them girls are eligible to write the IIT entrance exam for the IIT’s, that is, JEE-advanced to be conducted on May 25.
The cut-off for appearing for JEE advanced is 115 for general category, 74 for OBC, 53 for SC and 47 for ST.JEE advanced 2014 is gateway examination for admission to prestigious 13 IITs and ISM Dhanbad, Severine Rosario, principal, CFAL said on Thursday. More than 90,000 students are from six states that includes AP, UP, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Bihar and Gujarat indicating there is lack of awareness about the same in Karnataka, she said.