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Despite getting AIR 4 in JEE Advanced 2020, Muhender Raj to skip IIT

IIT JEE Advanced Result 2020: Muhender Raj will now continue his BTech Computer Science online from the University of California, Los Angeles

Written by Arnab Mitra | New Delhi |
Updated: October 9, 2020 9:14:03 am
AIR 4 Muhender RajAIR 4 Muhender Raj with his parents. Special arrangement

IIT JEE Advanced Result 2020: Like the JEE Advanced topper Chirag Falor, all India rank 4 R Muhender Raj has his eyes set on the best engineering institute — Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. However, he could not crack the entrance for MIT and will attempt next year.

Raj will now continue his BTech Computer Science online from the University of California, Los Angeles. “I will try for MIT next year. In the meantime, I will continue BTech programme in Computer Science from UCLA, and after the pandemic is over, I will fly to the United States of America to join college,” he said.

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Regarding his not taking admissions in IITs, AIR 4 said, “It’s more to do with the job than academics. As most of the software firms, including MNCs are based in USA, they give preference to their students.” Muhender has an interest in coding and will venture into the job market after completing his doctorate (PhD). He also secured 100 percentile in JEE Main.

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For JEE Advanced preparation, Muhinder relied on ALLEN Career Institute, Kota. “Apart from the NCERT books, I simply followed the course materials provided by Allen and online mock test for both JEE Main and Advanced. As the Advanced test your ‘understanding’, my thorough preparations from class 8 helped me a lot. The two books that I follow are — HC Verma, and IE Irodov for Physics,” said the topper.

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Muhinder advised aspirants preparing for JEE Advanced to start early, and should clear the concepts before beginning with the entrance preparation. Reviewing, this year’s exam, he said, “The maths and physics, as usual, was at a difficult side, while chemistry was easiest.”

To support Raj’s studies, his mother stayed with him at Kota during the preparation. His father D Raajvi is a leather exporter and mother R Kasimaalar is a housewife. In his leisure time, the 17-year-old enjoys playing the piano.

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