Despite getting AIR 1 in JEE Advanced, Chirag Falor won’t take admission in IIT; here is why
The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2020 results were announced earlier this week and despite securing AIR 1, Chirag Folar will not be taking admission in any of the Indian Institutes of Technology.
The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2020 results were announced earlier this week and despite securing AIR 1, Chirag Folar will not be taking admission in any of the Indian Institutes of Technology. The Pune boy scored 352 out of 396 marks in the JEE Advanced and secured rank 1 out of the 1.5 lakh students who reportedly took the test. The decision to skip IIT might come as a surprise for many.
However, the Pune boy revealed that he has already taken admission in the iconic United States' Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
"I have secured admission in MIT and I will go ahead with it. The classes have already begun and I am attending them online. I had prepared for four years for these exams so I didn't want to skip appearing for the exam," Falor was quoted as saying by PTI.
He also stated that he used to attend MIT classes online during the night and then prepare for IIT exams in the day. "The JEE was tougher than the exam at MIT. The exam has given me different confidence altogether," he added.
Check out the top 10 rank holders in JEE Advanced 2020:
Rank 1: Chirag Falor
Rank 2: Gangula Bhuvan Reddy
Rank 3: Vaibhav Raj
Rank 4: R Muhender Raj
Rank 5: Keshav Agarwal
Rank 6: Hardik Rajpal
Rank 7: Vedang Dhirendra Asgaonkar
Rank 8: Swayam Shashank Chube
Rank 9: Harshavarshan Agarwal
Rank 10: Dhvanit Beniwal
Among girls, Kanishka Mittal from IIT Roorkee performed the best and secured rank 17. Soon after the result, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted to congratulate the students who cleared the exam. Pokhriyal said that several opportunities are available for students who couldn’t get their desired rank.
“Students should remember that an exam cannot define them,” he added.
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