Badaga boy makes it to Indian Institute of Technology
(being an Engineer -From GCT, Coimbatore, and having attempted the IIT Entrance exam way back in 1965, I know how hard it is to crack it and come out successful. Congratulations to Karan. – Wg.Cdr.JP)
It’s a proud moment for Karan Jeyasankar of the Nilgiris Badaga community, who cracked the JEE Advanced exam to make it to one of India’s most prestigious institutions, IIT.
Karan who hails from Kundah Ketchigatty village of the Nilgiris, did his primary schooling in Mumbai and High school in Dubai. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Sheikh award for academic excellence while studying in High School.
He later moved to Chennai after his 10 th standard, with a dream of targeting what is considered to be one of the toughest exams in terms of the selection ratio. Karan obtained his coaching from FIITJEE Integrated schooling with Kola Saraswathi Senior Secondary School in Chennai.
With his unwavering effort and commitment to target, Karan obtained All India Rank 1901 in the JEE Mains from among 9.21 lakh candidates, and later AIR 1032 in the JEE Advanced exam from among 1.6 lakh selected candidates of JEE Mains exam.
He is likely to pursue Electrical and Electronics Engineering at IIT Kanpur and aspires to research and contribute to core technological advancements.
With this outstanding feat, Karan has made his family and also the Badaga
community proud. He is also willing to guide and share his experiences with future JEE aspirants.
Incidentally, Karan is the grandson of N. Sivan, IRSSE (Retd), Indian
Railways Service of Signal Engineers, aged 83 years, retired from Southern Railway as Gr. ’A’ JA Grade Officer.