IIT Topper article

I came across an interesting story on what IIT toppers went on to do later in their lives. Here’s the comment I added over there.

Wow, quite an insightful article. It does dispel some myths created by an entertaining book ‘Five point someone‘ of Chetan Bhagat. I can relate to Vineet’s statement about problems harder than JEE and also Arvind Saraf”s statement about over-expectation from JEE toppers!

As for a list of 50 toppers, which many were expecting the article to cover, is listed on Wikipedia page – List of IIT Toppers, LeadIIT wiki.

Starting 2012, IIT-JEE answer key is put on the portal, which is a good move towards transparency. I really like the fact that IIT-JEE will have subjective questions to improve quality of intake. Kapil Sibal has been forced to backtrack on unified entrance examination for IIT atleast till 2015. While other centrally funded institutes will use 40% board marks and 60% JEE performance for entrance to NIT, IIIT etc., II’s will continue to use JEE only.

Here’s my photo, as it appeared in 1993, when I topped IIT-JEE (thanks to Brilliant tutorials site created by Vriti for this)

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About prasoonk

Prasoon Kumar grew up in the Bokaro Steel City of south Bihar, now Jharkhand. He studied Computer Science and Engineering in IIT Kanpur. For job he moved to the land of opportunity United States. He was there in the bay area through the internet revolution of mid to late nineties. He spent time admiring the beautiful coastline of California among other things. He moved east coast to the New York after the turn of the millennium working in a brokerage startup. Afterwards, he is back to India for the past few years. He has been working in the internet startup, enjoying the city life. He has a beautiful wife, a young 5 years old daughter and 11 years old son.

Posted on May 23, 2012, in IIT, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, India, personal, Prasoon Kumar, Prasoon Kumar Jha, Society & Culture and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. OMG! Securing the 1st place? Too good! Congratulations! I know there will be many successful students with Plancess Video Lectures! http://www.plancess.com Give it a try, guys! šŸ™‚

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