New Delhi: The much awaited prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT-JEE) results were declared on Wednesday, which ended wait of nearly 4.85 lakh students with over 13,602 students passing the examination.

Announcing the results, Director of IIT-Kanpur Prof Sanjay Govind Dhande said that IIT-Madras zone aspirant Immadi Purudhavi Tej topped the prestigious examination followed by Shubham Mehta of IIT-Bombay zone who got the second rank.

Shyamak Reddy and Burle Sai Kiran from Madras zone grabbed the third and fourth ranks respectively whereas Nishith Lohati from Bombay zone got the fifth rank, Dhande said.

Sumedha Garg from Roorkee zone topped among girls with an all-India ranking of 12. A total of 13,602 candidates were declared successful for the year 2011.

Junga Varun and Ashish Sonone topped the OBC and SC categories whereas Pratyush Nalam topped in the category for physically disabled candidates.

Bombay zone topped with a total of 3,336 candidates followed by Madras zone, which recorded a total of 3,126 successful candidates. Delhi zone stood third with 2,138 successful candidates.

Kanpur, Kharagpur and Roorkee zones achieved fourth, fifth and sixth spots respectively whereas IIT-Guwahati zone recorded the lowest number of successful candidates with a total of 597.

Dhande said that the first list of seat allotment will be uploaded on IIT-Kanpur's website on June 21 whereas the second list will be issued on July 6.

IIT- Kanpur was the nodal agency to conduct the examinations for the year 2011. A total of 4,68,240 candidates had appeared in the examination held on April 10, 2010.

24 of Super 30 crack IIT-JEE

After the 100 percent success rate of the last three years, only 24 of 30 students of Super 30, Bihar's free coaching centre, have cracked the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) this year.

'It is again a good news that this year, 24 out of the 30 students made it to the IIT-JEE. In the last three years, all 30 from Super 30 had qualified. This takes the total number of Super 30 students who have qualified for the IIT-JEE in the last nine years to 236,' the institute's founder and director Anand Kumar said.

He added that the changed pattern of the exam this year could be a reason why his entire batch could not bag the coveted IIT seats.

The successful candidates include the wards of a roadside vendor, mobile mechanic, private marginal farmer, a truck driver and a class four government employee.

'All of them have managed to successfully chase their IIT-JEE dreams at Super 30 with  their commitment and hard work,' he said.

‘Super 30’ helps economically backward students crack the IIT-JEE, and has received numerous national and international recognitions.

The Time magazine featured it in the list of 'The Best of Asia 2010'.

The magazine noted that about 230,000 students appear for the IIT-JEE every year, but just about 5,000 succeed.

Students from poor families have to pass a competitive test to get into Super 30 and then commit themselves to a year of 16 hours a day study routine. Coaching, food and accommodation is free for the students.

Anand, who was mobbed by his students after the results, said it was an outcome of students' hard work and single-point devotion.

'As a teacher, I am happy for what they have achieved, for it will make a lasting difference to their lives. It underlines the cause Super 30 has been championing for the last nine years. The smiles on their faces give me the biggest award,' he added.

'Hard work, proper guidance and supervision are the secrets of our success. We teach students to eat, sleep, walk and talk only IIT,' he said.

In 2003, the first year of the institute, 18 students made it to the IITs. The number rose to 22 in 2004 and to 26 in 2005. In 2007 and 2006, 28 students made it through ITT-JEE. In 2008, for the first time 30 students cracked the exam, a feat which was repeated in 2009 and 2010.

Anand said the institute is supported by the income generated from his Ramanujam School of Mathematics, which has students who can afford to pay fees.

The Super 30 was started by Anand along with Bihar's Additional Director General of Police Abhyanand. Three years back, Abhyanand dissociated himself from the institute.