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Computer Science first choice for JEE toppers

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MUMBAI: Rank 1 may have chosen an American college over the premier Indian Institutes of Technology, but all India rank 2 opted for the most popular desi option: computer science at IIT Bombay. Seats at this engineering mecca went thick and fast and the CS stream closed at rank 63, reflecting the choice of most toppers. Of the top 100, 58 will go on to join IITB, fewer than last year’s 64.

At IIT Delhi, computer science opened at rank 31 to close at 104 and at Madras, Jai Murhekar, who secured rank 49 joined CS and admissions closed at rank 157. A number of factors have been responsible for the choice that students make, from geography to gastronomy and placement records to what coaching classes preach students.

“We know the toppers opt for IIT Bombay because of the quality of education they get here. This is a melting pot, attracting students from across the country; the academic ambience, the rigour and the research make academic life here competitive and we see that since the last 8-10 years similar number of toppers come to our campus,” said IITB director Subhasis Chaudhari.

Chirag Falor, the topper of JEE (Advanced) 2020 having decided not to take admission in any of the IITs as he has already taken admission in Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Interestingly, rank 25 opted for electrical engineering over CS in Powai, with the programme closing admissions at 288. And of the top 100, rank 68 opted for aerospace engineering. The reordering of preferences, said another director, is reflective of previous years trends too, apart from students’ keen desire to pursue a certain branch. But some IITs have lost sheen over the years. Once, getting past the gates of IIT Kanpur gave candidates a demi god status.

This year, CS at IIT Kanpur opened at rank 111 to closed at 231, but among the younger institutes, rank 179 opted for IIT Hyderabad with CS closing there at 564. Interestingly, at IIT Kharagpur and Roorkee, the preferred choice of computer science opened at 180 (closing rank 284) and rank 255 at Roorkee to close at 421.

A new course BTech (Artificial Intelligence) at IIT Hyderabad was also among the popular choice with the programme opening at rank 434 and closing at 623. At IIT Delhi, mathematics and computing opened at rank 156, closed at 310.

Candidates who have been allotted seats and want to confirm their choices have to pay their fees by Monday 5pm. Seat allocation for round 2 will start by Wednesday.



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Talent not tied to money: Kejriwal on Delhi govt school students’ performance in NEET, JEE

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NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said many students of Delhi government schools from a humble economic background have qualified in the NEET and JEE, and asserted that talent is not tied to money.

He said money will not be a problem for the successful students in getting higher education as the Delhi government has arranged for scholarships and loans of up to Rs 10 lakh for them.

A total of 569 students of Delhi government schools have qualified in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges, while 443 have cleared the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), with 53 of them being eligible for a direct admission to IITs, the chief minister said.

Of the 569 students who have qualified in the NEET, 379 (67 per cent) are girls, he added.

Forty-eight students of Delhi government schools have scored over 520 marks out of 720 in the NEET, with Tamanna Goel bagging the 11th rank.

Goel’s father is jobless while her mother works as a domestic help in neighbourhood houses, Kejriwal said. The father of Khush Garg, who has scored 680 marks, is a small shopkeeper, he added.

In the JEE, five students of RPVV, Paschim Vihar have qualified for the IITs. Ayush Bansal, whose father works at a bookshop, has bagged the 189th rank in the JEE, the chief minister said.

Nikhil, who got the 678th rank in the JEE, has been offered aerospace engineering in IIT-Bombay and his father repairs cycles. Garvit Batra bagged the 1,228th rank and his father is an airconditioner mechanic, Kejriwal said.

The chief minister said it is his firm belief that good education can eradicate poverty from the country in one generation itself.



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DU admissions 2020: Over 4,800 students apply on day 2 under second cut-off list

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NEW DELHI: Over 4,800 students applied for admission in undergraduate courses at Delhi University on the second day of admissions under the second cut off list on Monday, according to officials.

“A total of 4,882 students applied today. Yesterday, 9,785 students had applied out of which 2,580 admissions were approved. Today, 6,024 admissions were approved,” a senior varsity official said.

The Delhi University released its second cut-off list on Saturday with admissions to many courses being closed and some programmes seeing a minor decline in the score required for admission.

Lady Shri Ram College for Women had pegged 100 per cent score for three courses — BA (Honours) Psychology, BA (Honours) Political Science and BA (Honours) Economics.

Seats are available under the three courses with aspirants requiring 99 per cent for BA (Honours) Economics and 99.75 per cent for both BA (Honours) Psychology and BA (Honours) Political Science.

Admission to BA (Honours) History is not available in Bharati College, DCAC, BR Ambedkar, Hansraj, Hindu, IP College for Women, Kamala Nehru, Kirori Mal, Laxmibai, Maitreyi, Motilal Nehru and Rajdhani colleges.

The course is available at LSR at a minimum score of 99 per cent, while the cut-off for the course at Miranda House and Ramjas stands at 98.50 per cent and 97.50 per cent respectively.

Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) also has seats available under BA (Honours) Economics and B Com (Honours). The college has not effected a decline in the cut-off for BA (Honours) Economics from the first list and is still at 99 per cent, while the cut-off for B Com (Honours) has dropped by one per cent from 99.50 per cent to 98.50 per cent.

Hindu College has kept the cut-off for BA (Honours) Philosophy unchanged at 97 per cent.

The first cut-off list was released on October 10. Almost 50 per cent of the seats have been filled under the first list. The varsity has 70,000 undergraduate seats.

The admissions under the second list will commence on Monday 10 am onwards and will end on October 21. This year, the admission process is completely being held online due to the coronavirus pandemic.



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SBI Clerk mains admit card 2020 released, download here

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NEW DELHI: State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday released the Clerk Main admit card on its official website.

The candidates who have qualified for the exam can visit the official website of IBPS — ibpsonline.ibps.in — to check and download their admit card.

SBI has scheduled to conduct Clerk main examination on October 31. The admit card will be available online till October 31.

Candidates can download their SBI Clerk main admit card 2020 either from the official website or from the direct link provided below.

Direct link to download SBI Clerk main admit card 2020

How to download SBI Clerk main admit card 2020?


Candidates can follow the steps given below to check and download the SBI Clerk main admit card 2020.

1. Go to the official website of IBPS — ibpsonline.ibps.in

2. On the homepage click on the link which reads “SBI Clerk main admit card 2020”

3. It will direct to a new page of the IBPS website

4. You need to enter your SBI registration number and password

5. Your SBI Clerk main admit card 2020 will be displayed on the screen

6. Download and take a print out of your SBI Clerk main admit card 2020 for future reference



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