IIT aspirant fails to qualify for JEE-Advanced, kills self

An IIT aspirant allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan of his hostel room here after failing to qualify the JEE (Advanced) exam.

PTI| Last Updated: Apr 29, 2017, 11:53 AM IST

Kota: An IIT aspirant allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan of his hostel room here after failing to qualify the JEE (Advanced) exam.

The body of Arijeet (19), a resident of Nawabganj in West Bengal, was recovered late last evening. He had been preparing for the IIT (Mains) exam at a premier coaching institute here, a police official said.

No note was recovered from the room but his friends in the hostel said that he was depressed over failing to qualify for JEE (Advanced), Sub-Inspector at Mahaveer Nagar Police Station, Ramswroop, said.

The body has been kept in the mortuary of MBS hospital and the post-mortem will be conducted today, the officer said.

Results of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main, were announced on Thursday. 

Out of the over 11.8 lakh students who appeared for the examination for admission to various IITs and engineering colleges, around 2.2 lakh have qualified for the second and final round -- the JEE (Advanced).