WBJEE result 2016: Nineteen days after West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) were held, the board on Sunday declared the results for engineering and pharmacy streams.
Conducted by WBJEE on May 17, 1,27,196 students across 323 centres, including four in Tripura and one in Assam, had appeared for the engineering entrance examination. Boys dominated the examination, with no girls figuring in the top 10 merit list holders.
Yashvardhan Didwania from Delhi Public School Rajarhat topped the exam followed by Abhishek Datta and Arpan Konar. Piyali Manna, a student of BGKV in Salt Lake, ranked 91 — the first among girl students.
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Five students from schools in Kolkata made it to the engineering merit list. The list, interestingly, was dominated by students from CBSE and ISC boards. While 21.16 per cent girls took the exam, 37.63 per cent students were from outside Bengal.
On the other hand, around 1,58,800 students appeared for the examination in pharmacy. Among them, 1,06,888 made it to the merit list. Among the examinees, while 22.21 per cent were girls, 36.05 per cent were from outside the state.
WBJEE Chairman Sajal Dasgupta, while declaring the results, said the board would issue rank cards to every student who had made it to the merit list.
Among the first 10,000 students in the merit list, 3,151 were from Kolkata, 2,205 from North-24 Parganas, 1,670 from Howrah, 752 from Bardhaman and 504 from South-24 Parganas.
While 35 per cent of SC students from Jalpaiguri district have made it, six per cent of ST examinees found place in the merit list from Darjeeling and Purulia districts.
From June 15, WBJEE will start e-counselling sessions for students, who would fill 36,263 seats in 102 engineering and 1,085 seats in 13 pharmacy colleges across the state. E-counselling and admission process will be concluded on July 19.
“Congratulations to all the future engineers who succeeded in WBJEE. You are the future of this country. Make India and Bengal proud,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. The JEE for the medical stream will be held on July 20, which would be taken by 75,862 students.
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