JEE mains: 95% girls from JNV clear JEE Mains exam | Lucknow News - News


LUCKNOW: Shipra Kumari, daughter of a shopkeeper who sells gift items for a living, cracked the JEE Main with a score of 132 marks. A student of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Lucknow, Shipra is among 93 girl students from the JNVs across India to have cleared the test. They will now appear for JEE Advanced, the final gateway for coveted Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), on May 21.

The high success rate of girls – 95% (93 out of 98)- in the first step towards getting into IITs, which are considered male bastions, comes at a time when the Central government has decided to have a quota for women students in IITs. The government plans to raise the number of women students at IITs from the current 8-9% to 20% by 2020.

The girls attended…

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