JEE Main: Four from Tricity in top 100

Four students from the tricity have made it to the top 100 in the all-India ranking of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), the results of which were declared on Saturday.

Panchkula student Raghav Goyal who has secured AIR 20 (HT Photo)
Panchkula student Raghav Goyal who has secured AIR 20 (HT Photo)

Raghav Goyal, a student of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, has secured All India Rank 20. The 17-year-old Kishore lives in Sector 15 of Chandigarh. His father Pankaj Goyal and mother Mamta Goyal do business. His elder brother Pranav Goyal is also an engineer and a pass-out from IIT-Bombay.

Raghav wants to study computer engineering from IIT-Bombay like his elder brother. He said that although he knew he had made a good effort, he never expected that he would get such a high position.

“Obtaining such a high position will not put much pressure on me and I will continue to enjoy my studies. I have no fixed study time,” he said.

In his spare time, Raghav is fond of classical music and is taking training for the same.

Kamyak Channa of DAV Public School, Sector 8-C stood second in tricity with AIR 21. The 17-year-old is a resident of Dhakoli. His mother Latika Channa is a teacher at DC Montessori School in Modern Housing Complex, Manimajra while his father Jitendra Channa works in HDFC Bank in Narayangarh. An only child, he was always interested in how computers worked and was good at math.

He wants to pursue computer science engineering from IIT-Bombay and for JEE Advanced preparation, he will focus more on taking mock tests and revising the syllabus.

He studies for around seven to eight hours a day and prefers to take a walk and talk with his friends to de-stress. He is also a district level chess player and won gold medal in 2018.

Aryan Chugh of Sector 68, Mohali secured AIR 56. Her father Rajeev Chugh is a physics teacher at DAV Model School in Sector 15 and her mother Khushwant Kaur is a professor at SGGS College in Sector 26. She is a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School. (GMSSS), Sector 35, Aryan is fond of playing cricket. He said that playing cricket is like a medicine for him.

Maulik Jindal, a student of Bhawan Vidyalaya in Panchkula and a resident of Sector 46 in Chandigarh, scored AIR 75.

JEE Main is applicable for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating through the Central Seat Allocation Board. It was conducted in two sessions. The registration for JEE Advanced will begin on Sunday, which students will have to take to get admission in one of the IITs in the country. The exam will be conducted on June 4.

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