Out of 2.2 lakh candidate who cleared the JEE (Advanced) exams this time, 19% of them were girls and a majority of them belonged to Maharashtra. Also, after Uttar Pradesh, the maximum number of students who cracked the JEE (Advanced) exam were from Maharashtra followed by Rajasthan.
According to a report in the Times of India, students from various cities in Maharashtra like Pune, Nagpur, Latur and Mumbai are performing well and are also getting selected at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Praveen Tyagi, chairman of Pace Junior Science Colleges said, “The integrated approach where students are trained for entrance tests in their junior colleges is showing a good success rate among our students. Several students from interior Maharashtra too migrate to the city for the two years of their preparation.”
Tyagi added, there has been a rise in the number of girls enrolling in coaching institutes in Pune, Nagpur and Mumbai. The reason for it is that most of the parents prefer girls to stay with them and prepare for the exam instead of going to coaching hubs like Kota. As per the data from IITs, which conducts the JEE (Advanced) exams the students from AP, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu account for 35% of the total number of students.
A JEE official said, “In all, of those who made the mark and registered, 1.74 lakh students will take the IIT-JEE Advanced exams on May 21. “Some may not have registered as they may have felt they are not cut out for the IITs, some may want to pursue another discipline like medicine or go abroad, and some others may want to join an engineering college in their state”.