Patna: A 14-year-old from Bihar's Rohtas district has cracked this year's prestigious IIT JEE.
Shivanand, the son of a farmer, passed his class 12 exam this year with 93.4 percent, and got special permission to sit for the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT JEE), the results of which were declared Thursday. He ranked 2,587.
"We are proud of him. He has done something very special at this age," Shivanand's father Kamlakant Tiwari, a resident of Dharampur village, told IANS.
Shivanand said he wanted to pursue research in physics. "I am keen on becoming a scientist," he said.
Tiwari said it was the first attempt of his son in IIT JEE and he had proved himself to be intelligent.
A total of 126,997 applicants had registered for the entrance examination out of which 27,151 candidates have cleared IIT-JEE (advanced).
Last year, 13-year-old Satyam Kumar from Bihar's Bhojpur district had cracked the IIT JEE and secured an impressive all India rank of 679.
The IIT JEE advance exams are conducted to secure admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the 16 IITs and the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad in Jharkhand. The intake of these institutes is 9,784. (IANS)