Tuesday, September 13, 2016

KOTA 2016 RESULTS:1, 2 and 3 rank from the city

Students of Kota-based Allen Career Institute grabbed the first three All India Ranks in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2016, results of which were declared on Sunday.
All India topper Aman Bansal and third ranker Kunal Goyal took coaching at the institute’s Jaipur centre and Bhavesh Dhingra studied at Chandigarh to secure admission to the bachelor’s, integrated master’s and dual degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and the Indian School of Mines (ISM).
The institute’s director Naveen Maheshwari told Hindustan Times that Bansal scored 320 marks, Dhingra 312 marks and Goyal got 310 marks to grab the top spots.
Maheshwari also said that out of seven zone toppers, four are from the institute.

Bansal was a topper in IIT-Mumbai zone, Dhingra in IIT-Roorkee zone, Sharvik Mital topped in IIT-Kanpur zone and Ishan Tarunesh in IIT-Guwahati zone.
Last year, Satwat Jagwani from Kota’s Bansal Classes topped JEE Advanced.

AIR 1st Rank      – Aman Bansal from Jaipur
AIR 2nd Rank    – Bhavesh Dhingra from Yamuna Nagar
AIR 3rd Rank     – Kunal Goyal from Jaipur 
AIR 133rd Rank – Riya Singh from Kota is the topper among girls.
(Last year, Satwat Jagwani from Bansal Classes Kota topped JEE Advanced.)

JEE Advanced 2016 statistics

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Friday, September 25, 2015


For 16-year-old Himanshu, a regular day begins at 6 am as he attends coaching classes, school, remedial lessons in the afternoon, finally ending with yet another round of coaching in the evening. It's usually 8 pm by this time.

Staying in a private hostel in Rajasthan's Kota town, away from family, the teen from Indore in Madhya Pradesh is in his last year in high school and is preparing for the tough entrance examination for the premier Indian Institutes of Technology. By now, Himanshu is accustomed to the gruelling routine.

But many are unable to. In the last three months, at least seven students have committed suicide. Also depression leads them to do lot of religious things to start getting better marks in monthly tests.

In August, Yogesh Johre, just a year older than Himanshu, set himself on fire and jumped from his hostel building in Kota. Police say that stress related to exams could have led to the teen committing suicide. In July, 20-year-old Avinash hanged himself in his hostel room.

The tragic stories resonate with many students in Kota which, in the last decade, has emerged as a coaching hub for those preparing for entrance examinations for top engineering and medical colleges. For a small city, situated 200 kilometres from the state capital Jaipur, the suicides have, of late, appeared on front pages of newspapers.

But in the streets of Kota, these tragic stories get lost as bright, colourful billboards flash the success stories of a few.

The disturbing number of student suicides, though, are now difficult to ignore. Private coaching institutes say they have counsellors for students and are working on a 24-hour-helpline for students.

"Sometimes children feel lonely and depressed and parents don't always help. There should be a helpline on which children can call. We are trying to do this in partnership with the government," says Naveen Maheshwari , director of Allen Institute, a famous coaching centre in Kota.
Actually those days are gone when institutes really cared for each and every student, those days are gone........


Wednesday, July 22, 2015


1) To begin with, this is what they cost us
While it takes over Rs 3.4 lakh to educate an IITian per year, the student pays only Rs 90,000 per year. The rest is borne by the government. That is close to Rs 2.5 lakh per student per year, which is being paid by the tax payer. If one extrapolates this to all the 39,540 students in the Indian Institute of Technologies, the cost borne by the tax payer on educating IITians extends to 988.5 crore annually.
According to budget estimates, Rs 1703.85 crore is to be allocated to the IITs for 2015-'16.
2) What do we get in return for the Rs 1,700 crore we spend on them?
Inspite of producing 9,885 world-class engineers in computer science, electrical, electronic, chemical, mechanical, production fields every year...
a) The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, though successful with the Russian Cryogenic Engine, has time and again failed with the indigenous cryogenic engine. We have succeeded only once with our indigenous cryogenic rocket.
b) Indigenous submarines are still a distant dream because of the technological complexity in building them. Though many projects are coming up in our own shipyards, they are happening because we are merely manufacturing them in India with foreign technology.
c) The indigenous Indian Small Arms System rifles for our army, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, have always been reported as problematic, and we import assault rifles from Israel.
Why could our world-class engineers, who are educated with tax payers' money, not have built them?
3) This is what our top IITians gave a miss
A Right to Information application that was filed recently has shown that less than 2% of engineers at the Indian Space Research Organisation are from IITs and the National Institutes of Technology. Our best space programme doesn't get our best engineers every year.
The army doesn't get engineers and officers from the IITs. Between 1986 and 2006, not a single IITian has joined the Indian army.
The DRDO has a shortage of more than 2,700 scientists, and it is stretched and overworked, but our world-class engineers don't find it challenging.
4) If an IITian wants to run an online shop, then why do I, a taxpayer, have to pay for his chemical engineering degree?
Going by 2013 figures, Flipkart, the online mega-store, recruited seven students from IIT Madras in 2013.
One can understand the logic behind Flipkart hiring a computer science engineer. But six of the hires had studied aerospace, chemical, metallurgy, bio-technology and engineering physics. What specialist knowledge will they bring to Flipkart?
These students do not have any interest in what they learnt in their four-year undergraduate programme, and want to erase their history by moving to a different field.
5) Why did I pay for Chetan Bhagat's mechanical engineering degree?
I have nothing against Chetan Bhagat, but I do know that Indian taxpayers paid to make him a mechanical engineer. He has done everything but engineering.
Another RTI filed with IIM Bangalore has revealed that out of the current batch of 406 students, 97 students are from IITs. Fifty-six of these are students with less than two years work experience.
If all these engineers wanted to be was managers, why does the tax payer need to pay for their engineering education at the IITs?
6) Get a loan, why seek a subsidy?
All students from IITs can get collateral-free loans from nationalised banks for upto Rs 20 Lakh.
And IITians are obviously so awesome that companies are eager to pay them crores of rupees.
Then why should a world-class engineer who makes crores of rupees and adds no value to India be given a subsidised education at the IITs? Can't they get educated with a bank loan of their own and repay it after getting their huge salaries?
7) Remittances help forex? Nope, not really.
Whenever there is a debate on brain drain from the IITs, the remittances issue pops up. Many believe that IITians who go abroad send back remittances and contribute to foreign exchange reserves. However, it is a pittance for India.
A report in the Economic Times shows that out of the total remittances of $70 billion to India, the remittances from IITians who go to developed countries is much lower than the remittances from the Middle East to the state of Kerala.
Most of the Malayalis in the Gulf are blue-collar workers, not IIT engineers.
So, why should the common man subsidise an IITian's college fees
8) We pay to import things IITians refuse to build for us:
9) So, why should the common man subsidise an IITian's college fee?
It might provoke angry debates but truth can't be reversed 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Kota Shame: 7 Year Old Kota Boy Killed by Kidnappers

Body of a 7-year-old boy, who was kidnapped last evening, has been found today in a canal in Bundi district, police said.

Rudraskh, son of a bank manager Punit Handa, was abducted yesterday from a park here where he was playing with his friends, they said.

"The body was spotted in Nanta canal in Bundi's Talera police station area by a passerby in the morning following which the body was taken out and postmortem was conducted by a medical board," Additional SP, Kota, Rajan Dushyant told PTI.

Station House Officer (SHO) of Jhawar Nagar police station Haricharan Meena said the boy's hands were tied and there was no injury mark.

"Exact reason of the death will be clear once the postmortem report comes," he said.

According to police, the kidnapper had demanded a ransom of Rs 2 crore and threatened to kill the boy if his father informed police or did not arrange the money.

Following the report of abduction, an alert was sounded at all check points and footages from CCTV cameras installed at the private institutes around the park have been investigated to trace the abductors, Meena said.

"Other children who were playing in the park last evening said that an unknown man was trying to become their friend by offering them chocolates. However, this was ignored by the elders and the suspicious man abducted Rudraksh," he said.

A suspicious white-coloured car was spotted near the park last evening and efforts are on to trace it and nab the culprits, he said.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje condemned the incident saying it would not be tolerated at any level.

"Additional Director General of Police

Chief Minister has asked the state BJP President Ashok Parnami, PWD Minister Yunus Khan, and Kota MP Om Birla to rush to Kota to console the bereaved parents and supervise the incident.
(crime) has been deputed to camp in Kota immediately, probe the case at the earliest and arrest the culprits", quoting Raje a CMO spokesman said.

Question Still Remains: How much safe is KOTA ??