Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The results for the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam (IIT-JEE) were declared on Thursday.
Students can view their results by entering their JEE (Advanced) 2014 Roll Number and date of birth on the official website. The All India Ranks of JEE Advanced will be announced after the results.
Rajasthan`s Chitraang Murdia has topped the examination. Aditi from IIT Roorkee zone is the topper amongst girl candidates, securing seventh rank in the common merit list.
Out of a total of 360 marks, Chitraang, who is from the Delhi zone, scored 334.
Only five girls have made it to the top 100 qualifying students.
Girls formed only 11 percent of the total qualifying students, JEE in-charge and IIT Kharagpur professor MK Panigrahi told a news agency.
A total of 27,151 candidates out of the registered 1,26,997 qualified in the examination from across the country, he said.
When asked about the reason for poor performance of girls in the exam, Aditi told a news agency over phone that girls are not encouraged by either their parents or the social system to get into engineering.
"I got family support for engineering but most of my friends opted for medical or commerce subjects. That is the reason why you have less girl students in engineering. It does not mean girls cannot become good engineers," she said.
Officials of FIITJEE, which conducts coaching classes for IIT aspirants, said the number of girl students were lesser.
"It is a trend that girls avoid engineering. We only had a handful of girl students," Debdoot Banerjee, deputy general manager of the coaching institute said.
Altogether, 19,416 students figured in the common merit list (CML).
Besides these, 6,000 students appeared in OBC, 4,400 in SC and 1,250 in ST merit lists.
A total of 243 candidates with disability cleared in the exam.
Compared to last year, 3,500 more candidates have qualified in CML and there was an increase of qualified candidates in all categories.
IIT-Kharagpur had coordinated the test this year
conducted on May 25.
Nearly 1.19 lakh students attempted the joint entrance examination to get admission to undergraduate engineering courses at 16 Indian Institutes of Technology (Bhubaneswar, Bombay, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Mandi, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar and Varanasi) and also Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad.
There are altogether 9,784 seats available in all these institutes.
IIT aspirants have to clear two-phased JEE(Mains) and JEE (Advanced) exams to gain entry into the elite institutes.
Once the JEE Advanced results are declared, the candidates shall begin with the online filling of choice for a number of courses.
To help JEE advanced qualifiers take the next step, IIT-Kharagpur has now launched a website www.Why.Iitkgp.Ac.In.
The joint implementation committee of JEE (Advanced) 2014 has decided to allow twice the number in each category to fill choices for various undergraduate courses in IITs, Panigrahi said.
The choice filling portal for qualifying candidates will be operative from June 20-24, he said.
Zee Media extends best wishes to students.