Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Andhra Pradesh is sending the most number of students to IITs in the country.

The JEE organizing committee’s report to MHRD proves so.

This year(JEE 2008) the maximum number of students qualifying for IIT from a single state - 1,697 - came from Andhra Pradesh with Uttar Pradesh following next with 1,194 students out of a total of 5,524 successful candidates.

According to the data compiled after the joint entrance examination (JEE) in 2007, Andhra had given the highest number of students to IITs - 1,384.

As for the maximum number of students appearing for JEE, UP leads the pack with 72,028 students appearing for JEE 2008 while 57,488 in 2007. Bihar also had a huge number of IIT aspirants - 30,490 this year and 14,854 in 2007 - however, unlike UPSC exams, they could not take IITs by storm. While 533 qualified this time, 146 were successful last year.

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