Mumbai/Patna: Overcoming the stiff odds of poverty and deprivation, Arbaaz Alam, son of a roadside egg seller, is among the 50, 455 lucky candidates who cracked the IIT JEE Advanced 2017 confirming admission in one of the twenty-three IITs - India's top engineering institutions.
Arbaaz Alam got free coaching from Super 30 - an NGO which prepares students from poor background for IIT JEE considered as one of the toughest competitive exam. It was founded 15 years before by Anand Kumar.
Repeating its impresseive performance of last 15 years, all 30 students of the Super 30 cracked the JEE Advanced 2017.
"Anand Sir made me feel confident about my abilities. He boosted my confidence. Now, I think it is a matter of few years when my father will not have to sell eggs braving the chilly winds of winter nights.
"I will also have a house where I will live with my father and mother," Arbaaz told PTI after he found his name in the list of successful candidates.
The JEE Advanced 2017 results were declared by IIT Madras today morning.
Sarvesh Mehtani from Panchkula, Chandigarh secured first all-India rank in IIT- Joint Entrance Exam. He had got AIR 55 in JEE Mains.
Sarvesh, who wrote the exam from IIT Roorkee zone, scored 339 marks out of 366, in which he got 120 marks in Maths, 104 in Physics and 115 marks in Chemistry. He was ranked 55th in JEE Main entrance examination.
Pune's Akshat Chugh, who was ranked 7th in JEE Main 2017, had ranked second in JEE Advanced All India Ranking.
On the pattern of Super 30, Syed Mohammad Wali Rahmani with the support of former Bihar DGP Abhyanand, launched Rahmani Foundation to provide free coaching classes to poor students of the Muslim community.
A total of 25 students of Rahmani 30 Patna appeared for the IIT JEE Advanced 2017 and 23 were decalred passed.
Similarly, 11 students of Anjuma e Islam Mumbai, a branch of Rahmani 30 Patna, are also among the successful candidates.
Meanwhile, IIT Madras while declaring the JEE Advanced result today morning said those students who took the IIT JEE Advanced 2017 exam may get 11 bonus marks for three ambiguous questions. This would be applicable to all candidates who took the examination on May 21.
The decision to award 11 bonus marks for the three ambiguous questions was taken following an internal review meet on the question papers by IIT experts.
Conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and other IITs, the JEE Advanced 2017 was held on Sunday May 21. More than 1.7 lakh students appeared for the JEE Advanced 2017 held at more than 500 centres in the country on Sunday.
JEE Advanced is the entrance test for admission to IITs spread across India and located in Bhubaneswar, Bombay, Delhi,Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mandi, Madras, Palakkad, Patna, Ropar, Roorkee, Tirupati, Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) Varanasi and Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad for the academic session 2017.
The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs. The decisions of the JAB 2017 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2017 and admission to IITs.