Irrespective of caste, creed, religion or financial standings, IIT Results 2010 which came out on 26th May showed once more that all it takes to compete in IIT Entrance Exams is hard work and perseverance.
For the records, Andhra stunned everyone with the results as 7 of the top 10 IIT ranks went to the state. Also, almost 25% of successful candidates this year are from Andhra! The top two rankers are both from here, Rank 1 going to A Jitender Reddy from Warangal and Rank 2 going to Uday K Shah from Hyderabad.
Like Andhra surprised all with its stupendous results, Kota surprised all with its bad results. In recent years, Kota has emerged as the front runner for IIT coaching Institutes. Students throng to Kota in lakhs every year looking for a place in good coaching centers, and over the years, Kota has never disappointed. However this year, Kota did not give even one topper in Top 15. Although Vibrant Academy’s Sanchar Sharma secured 16th position, one of the most famous coaching centers in Kota, The Bansal Classes, could only manage 23rd position for its topper. Not just Kota, overall, the entire north India has performed way below expectations this year.
Even as the results must have started to sink in for those who made it through, some really inspiring stories are emerging out from across India. The foremost among them will be the famous Super-30 group from Bihar. Run by a visionary named Anand Kumar, Super-30 has been involved in coaching poor students free of charge and helping them crack IIT-JEE. Their record speaks for the greatness of group and Anand Kumar in particular. Out of 240 students they have coached in last 8 years, 212 have made it through. This year all 30 students made it to the IIT’s, make it the third consecutive year for a 100% result. Considering the fact that all these students belong to poor families, Anand Kumar is a God send figure for them and we hope India gets few more people like him.
Another incredible story comes from a 14 year old, Sahal Kaushik, from Delhi making it to the IIT with an all-India rank of 33! The wonder-boy has been home-schooled by his mother and a private tutor, the boy has become the youngest ever to compete the IIT entrance exams.