Hyderabad is slowly being seen as the next big city after Kota for engineering prep. The city proved its mettle by bagging five of the top 10 All India Ranks in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced, 2015. It also made a mark by securing more than 85 % of selections within the IIT-Madras zone. There are 5 states under the IIT Madras zone: Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh.
Sri Chaitanya and Narayana, the two largest groups of educational institutes in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states, claim to have swept most of the total 4500 selections in the IIT- M zone. M. Uma Shankar, National IIT Coordinator for Sri Chaitanya-Narayana said, “Sri Chaitanya-Narayana has bagged 25 of the top 28 AIR ranks in JEE Advanced, 2015 within IIT Madras zone. 3679 selections from the total 4500 in this zone belongs to us.” He also added, “K. Nagendar Reddy, who secured the AIR 4th rank, is also the 1st ranker in the OBC category.” The other top rankers of Sri Chaitanya-Narayana are: K. Aahwan Reddy (AIR-6), M. Sai Sandeep (AIR-8), K. Vishnuvardhan Reddy (AIR 9), and M. Sandeep Kumar (AIR 10).
Meanwhile FIITJEE, another noted coaching institute that focuses on JEE preparation claims to have got 267 ranks of the total selections. “We got two students in the top 100 AIR of JEE (Advanced) 2015. In top 6000 selections, 108 belong to FIITJEE, Hyderabad,” said D. Anandaraman, Mentor and Director of FIIT-JEE, Hyderabad. “The two students from FIITJEE in the top AIR 100 are B. Akhil (AIR-61) and Karthikeyan Sharma (AIR-100),” added Anandaraman.
Observing the pattern of IIT JEE Advanced, 2015 examination, Mr. Uma Shankar of Sri Chaitnaya-Narayana said, “This year students found the Mathematics paper to be tough mainly because of the heavy negative marking. Students who were not sure about the subject left the questions in the paper unanswered,” He also added that students from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana tend to have command over math due to the strong base taught in their school education, whereas students’ from other states were found to be good in Physics. Hence, the students from the AP and Telangana states were able to score well in maths.