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IIT Kanpur Congratulates JEE Advanced 2024 Achievers and Announces Continuation of Prestigious “Bright Minds Scholarships”

Bengaluru: The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) proudly congratulates the outstanding achievers of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2024. We extend special recognition to Ved Lahoti for securing the All-India Rank 1, and to Dwija Dharmeshkumar Patel, the highest-ranked female candidate, for achieving an impressive 7th rank.

This year, Manya Jain has emerged as the top performer from the Kanpur Zone, securing an All India Rank (AIR) of 75, followed by Shubham Nair (AIR 131), Garv Chaudha (AIR 163), Shreshtha Gupta (AIR 191), and Siddharth Aggarwal (AIR 306). Among female candidates, Shreshtha Gupta has notably secured an AIR of 191, making her the highest-ranking female candidate in the zone.

Out of the 21,634 candidates registered from the Kanpur Zone, which was coordinated by IIT Kanpur, 21,169 appeared for the examination, and 4,926 have successfully qualified. This marks a significant achievement for the zone, reflecting the high standards of preparation and dedication among the students. Specifically, 17,700 male candidates registered, 17,333 appeared, and 4,338 qualified. Meanwhile, 3,934 female candidates registered, 3,843 appeared, and 590 qualified.

In recognition of these commendable results and the efforts of the students, IIT Kanpur is delighted to continue its special “Bright Minds Scholarships” for the All-India Top 100 rank-holders of JEE Advanced 2024 for the fourth consecutive year. The scholarships, generously supported by alumnus Mr. Lokvir Kapoor, were introduced in 2021 to ensure that no meritorious student faces financial barriers to their academic pursuits.

Prof. Manindra Agrawal, Director of IIT Kanpur, said, “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all the toppers and successful candidates of the JEE Advanced announced today. Your dedication and hard work have brought you to this significant milestone. IIT Kanpur’s ‘Bright Minds Scholarships’ is our commitment to support and nurture the brightest minds in the country, ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder your academic journey. As you embark on this journey into the world of science, engineering, and technology, we at IIT Kanpur look forward to guiding and supporting you in your pursuit of excellence”.

This “Bright Minds Scholarships,” offers ten prestigious and highly sought-after academic scholarships to students who secure admission into BTech/BS Programs at IIT Kanpur for the academic year 2024. Each eligible student will receive an annual scholarship of Rs. 3 lakh, covering their expenses throughout their undergraduate program. The scholarship will be awarded for all four years of the UG program, provided the students maintain a minimum Cumulative Performance Index (CPI) of 8.0.

IIT Kanpur continues to uphold its tradition of excellence and innovation in education, research, and scholarship.