3 CFAL students Win Top Ranks in JEE-Main ’16

3 CFAL students Win Top Ranks in JEE-Main ’16

3 CFAL students Win Top Ranks in JEE-Main 2016, within All India Rank (AIR) 1000

Mangaluru: Along with the top 3 ranks, 45% students trained at Centre For Advanced Learning (CFAL), Mangalore have achieved distinguished ranks in JEE- Main 2016. All these students will qualify for seats in the prestigious National Institute of Technology (NIT’s). CFAL is the institute with highest percentage student selections in highly competitive engineering and medical exams such as JEE main, JEE Advanced, KVPY, NMTC and Olympiads.


CFAL’s topper Dhanush is a NIOS ( National Institute of Open Schooling) student. The NIOS board gives students the time and flexibility needed to cater their learning based on their strengths. Students who have more time to prepare are obviously able to score better in competitive exams. Also, since the JEE main ranking system gives 40% weightage to the board marks, the NIOS students are able to get good placements at NIT’s.

CFAL asks the students in their Centre to think big, and to aim to get into the top colleges in our country. Despite being 40000 seats in top institutes like IIT’s, IISC, IICER, BIT’s, NIT’s, very few students from Mangalore get into these colleges. Since there is a general opinion that getting into top colleges is extremely difficult if not impossible, many students in the Mangalore region do not look beyond CET. CFAL was started with the aim of changing this paradigm and the results speak for themselves. CFAL promotes self-directed learning and the NIOS board is a wonderful platform for this.

This establishes the truth that we have very intelligent students in this region, and our students require a lot of guidance. The fact is that if someone is merely good in PU or has cracked CET, this may not be sufficient to top IIT-JEE. We still need more awareness. For example, if you look at Kota or Hyderabad, the number of students taking IIT may be more than those in Karnataka. The lack of awareness may be another reason. Karnataka students are very bright and capable, which is demonstrated once they enter IIT. Students from Karnataka are toppers in most departments in IITs. However, for JEE, students typically study for two years along with their 11th and 12th studies. Students from other states prepare for JEE from class eighth onwards or they study entirely for 2 years for these exams. This difference in preparation time, mentoring and lack of desire, is why our students are not in the top 10.

More than 11 lakh students appeared for JEE-MAIN 2016 across the country which was held on April 2016. These students compete to be eligible for seats available in 30 National Institutes of Technology [NITs], Indian Institutes of Information Technology [IIITs] and a few other technical Institutes funded by Central or a State government [Other-GFTIs] for which admission is on the basis of JEE (Main) 2016 All India Rank list. The Class XII board marks carried 40% weightage and JEE scores 60% weightage for admissions. The special attraction for the Karnataka students is that at NITK Surathkal, 50% of the seats are reserved for students from the state.

Students of CFAL also excel in other competitive exams: In JEE-Advanced 2016, the students of CFAL achieved outstanding results with 12 of their students being selected. This is the highest selection from any institution in Mangalore and Udupi. 10 students from CFAL have been selected for Kishore Vaigyani fellowship in 2016.

IIT, BITS, NIT’s, IISC, IISER as well as other reputed institutions at the national level are hubs of academic excellence attracting the brightest students from all over India. Students have access to world-class facilities and are up to date with emerging trends and streams of thought and prepare to serve both the society and industry with innovative solutions for current problems. They are exposed to the best minds in the country through expert talks, workshops etc, which make them a dream destination for students. These graduates are highly sought after by prestigious companies and institutions with lucrative offers. In addition, the recognised faculty in these universities do noteworthy research and mentor the students to continue education in international university, enabling them to work with the best students from around the world.

Links Related to JEE Main

1) Joint Entrance Exam ( JEE Main) http://jeemain.nic.in/webinfo/Public/Home.aspx

2) Information about JEE Main .https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joint_Entrance_Examination

3) Top engineering colleges in India http://cfalindia.com/best-engineering-colleges/

Note: Students with rank more than 40000 are excluded since they cannot get placements in NIT’s


  1. Further to my recent rantings on the grade inflation in our higher secondary and university education system in India where everyone seems to have scored over 90% results while most of the schools having achieved 100% pass rate, I came across a person(student) who apparently claimed 97% in 2nd PUC result in the Science stream from one of the prestigious colleges in Mangalore (one which sits on the top of a hill). Even photos were proudly published on online and traditional media. I really found it hard to believe at that time. In the end however my suspicions turned out to be true. That person did not even clear the 1st round of IIT-JEE held recently.

    You may assume I am coming too harsh on these “high achievers” but if someone scores 97% in science subjects then surely the least you can expect from them is to at least pass the IIT prelims if not managing to get a seat in the end in them. So what’s happening here? I have no doubt in my mind that most of the off-kilter results you get to read about these days are nothing but an outcome of rote-learning (GiLi-bai-paTa). Our education system is rotten to the core. Everyone is running just like in the horse race but nobody knows where exactly they are headed. There is no emphasis on evaluating how effectively the student has learned the subjects nor is any importance given to the real world problem solving ability or aptitude. So what is the real purpose of education then? It appears to me the only thing this episode brings out is for the parents to falsely assume their children are good at something when in reality they really are not as good. But that does not stop them from boasting in social circles about their children’s achievement. In fact they never miss a chance.

    For bench marks, if someone manages to get into an IIT then they are really worth their salt. As for the rest, you have to take these results with a pinch of salt.

  2. Most of those who get qualified for IIT are not special either. One would be surprised by the amount of coaching and preparation that go into IIT courses. Many in Hyderabad and Chennai begin the training in 9th standard. Yes – the preparation for IIT starts from 9th standard!! This has been going on since late 80s!! One of my friends/distant family member had his coaching class at 4:30 am in the morning!!! Only God knows what kind of preparations are done these days!! This also explains why only a few cities supplied almost all IIT students while rest of the country had zero chance. Things have slightly changed these days with new coaching centers coming up all over.

    IIT was the easiest way to get into American Universities back in 70s, 80s and 90s. Some of them academically did very well while most of them ended up in ordinary engineering profession here. This probably explains why IITs have failed to produce a single Nobel laureate or a single worldwide patent!!!

    In India, our focus is always on highest paying field, not on what we truly want to be!! If pottery becomes the highest paying industry, all of our 99%-scoring bight students will apply for courses in pottery!! A nation of followers, not leaders!!

    • One of my friends/distant family member had his coaching class at 4.30 am”…..(and then he goes on to add – “in the morning” – RampaNNA

      Lol! Why specify “morning” when you’ve already said ‘AM”? But then, that could be by oversight.

      Say, doesn’t that dost/daiji of yours go by the name of ‘Va(a)g’ and isn’t his place better known as ‘Vaagashram’?

    • No ya Rampa.. ONLY YOU are special although you have done some 5 day course in some ITI (BASIC, Fortran, Cobol, etc).

      On another note, it is actually GREAT to hear our PM speak out against your Subbi Swami’s loose and biased remarks about our RBI Gov – Raghuram Rajan(not to mention his later rants against the CEA – Arvind Subramanian and EAS of India – Shaktikanta Das).

      Now, THAT has EXACTLY what the nation has wanted to see and hear. He has ticked OFF that loose-cannon called Subbi Swami BIG time. (If I’m not mistaken, our Cacofonix – Garnab Arswami will bring in our MR(I) Vankatesha and THAT silly head n Shoulders model – Rahula Ishwara, Brinda Karat(a), Derek O’Brein et al into some debate on this issue…. sooner of not later.

      What say, Rampa?

  3. Acquiring a B.Tech. from I.I.T. is a very prestigious thing and over 700,000 aspirants sit for the entrance examinations and the top 3,500 get admissions in any given year. If some candidates have stood say 3,501, 3,502 and so on, then they are out.

    I forget the name of the American (of Indian origin) gentleman who did B.Tech. from I.I.T. and did his Masters in America. He said that after having done his Bachelor’s at I.I.T., he found doing Masters at the College of a reputed American University just a cake walk. Therefore, nearly 80% of I.I.T. products are grabbed by American Corporations and Multi-Nationals and many of them are holding important positions in America. I have not come across a single I.I.T. engineer in Arabian Gulf.

    As far as I know, examintions to get an entry into any of the I.I.T. is very tough and Americans agree that I.I.T. engineers are far superior to any engineers produced by their best institutions.

    • Why are you commenting on IIT? – RampaNNA

      Arre baba! YOU are the one who has an ITI ‘shertipicate’ (Not IIT, mind you) for copy-pasting names of morons apprehended at MIA and there YOU go talking about IIT.

      Enchina poora jokes malpuva maraya? 🙂

  4. “I have not come across a single IIT engineer in Arabian gulf” – Mr. Nelson

    Mr. Nelson, in your line of work I guess you haven’t met or interacted with IIT qualified engineers.

    But then, trust me, there are many around in the Arabian Gulf and a good percentage of them possess a MASTERS from IIT – eg., Civil, structural, geoscience, chemical, hydraulics, naval architecture etc.).

    Most of them work for Oil giants (Clients and/or Top notch Service providers) such as Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), Saudi Aramco, Abu Dhabi Natl Oil Co. (ADNOC) – UAE, Qatar Petroleum (QP) – Qatar, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) – Oman, Kuwait Oil Co (KOC), Kuwait Natl Oil Co (KNPC), British Petroleum, Total, Shell, Schlumberger, Halliburton/Baker Hughes etc.

  5. Mr. Praveen Pinto,

    I was referring to those engineers who are the products of Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and not from say, Muttuswamy (or Moodbidri) Institute of Technology. I also understand that there is Manipal Institute of Technology, abbreviation: MIT, which normally internationally stands for Massuchussetts Institute of Technology, a world famous engineering institution. I agree that Manipal Institute of Technology may be good, but certainly it is not a world class set-up.

    At the latest count, there are 16 to 17 IITs in India and I was referring to them and not to some run-of-the-mill institutions that go by fancy or misleading names.

    Every year, representatives from foreign (mostly U.S.) multi-nationals and reputed Indian business houses offer jobs to IIT-qualified engineers, who are the elite or the cream and 80% go to America. In short, IITs are mainly export-oriented firms. I have never come across an IIT product employed in the Arabian Gulf. If you say that you have seen ones I am talking about, then God bless you and you are very fortunate and I should shake your hands when and if our paths cross each other’s.

    If you say there are Indian Chartered Accountants in Arabian Gulf, I wholly agree. However, compared to developed and economically advanced countries, where accounting practices are very complex, B.Coms. and M.Coms. are more than sufficient to cope with work in Arabian Gulf countries, because besides general accounting, there are no other works like computation of income tax, sales tax, octroi, municipal tax, provident fund, gratuity, professional tax, bonus and advising the directors and management in investing funds.

    Even good Chartered Accountants do not prefer to work in the Arabian Gulf because they may not get the job satisfaction and reasons for that may be varied: i.e. the organization does not have an image and/or is a trading set-up or he is reporting to a boss, who presently is General Manager or so, but thirty years ago, he may have joined as an office boy or car washer, but he was his master’s obedient servant, flunkey and eyes and ears. So, due to lack of education, he is an ….-.ole, but cunning and conniving like typical Indian netas. Few organizations and entities in Arabian Gulf are professional and most owners of business have “petty trader” mindset, rather than preferring to run their organizations professionally, because they do not believe in “image” concept that separates Tatas, Infosys, Wipro, Tisco, etc. from others.

    Some of the Chartered Accountants working in the Arabian Gulf are fringe elements, who have swallowed their pride and work because the financial package is too good.

    • “I was referring to those engineers who are products of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)… not Muttuswami IT.” – Mr. Nelson

      Relax machan! I never referred to Moodalakatte or MoneyPal or Murugeshwara IT when the topic was IIT. And CA’s who work in the Gulf are ‘fringe elements”? What bunkum!

      JUST think about the so-called 28 year old ‘Project Managers’ who did some ‘shertipicate’ course in COBOL/BASIC/C – – (that’s C minus minus – oh yeah, from HEBIC.. if you happen to know what it is.. 😉 ) and joined the IT bandwagon for the Y2K hype.

      I know shiploads of such people who were reading ‘Surathi’, watching Beejakumara flicks while claiming to have studied in some Podunk IT in Mysooru. 😉

      Cheers, Nelson. 2 allied posts and plenty of tunes, a volte-face and discordant tunes. I love this!

  6. Dear Mr. Praveen Pinto,

    Thank you for your humorous comments, which made me chuckle.

    I do not read any Surathi stuff, nor watch Beejakumara films, as in my film watching days I was very much addicted to Hollywood movies and some artistic Hindi films. During my teens, I watched some Marathi films in which the comedian, Dada Kondke, has acted. Some people considered his films to be vulgar, because his comments had double meanings and one could not watch his films with family, especially females and children, as it would be an embarrassing experience.

    • “I do not read any Surathi stuff, nor watch Beejakumara films..” – Mr. Nelson

      Well, our Rampa did and does. Even Garnab Arswami will testify to it. Say, is that the gateway to go to Yumreeka – the HOLY grail for chaps like our RampaNNA?

      Poor fella, across the pond – neither in India nor in Yumreeka. Harps and piddles in the vast oceans in between. 🙁

  7. Joker Pinto doesn’t know the difference between IIT B.Tech and IIT Masters!!! Getting admission into IIT B.Tech is way too hard. On the other hand, IIT Masters is a different story!! No wonder ‘Masters’ end up in Gulf region while B.Tech guys fly to USA!!!! In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if one of his seven other roommates in Saudi Arabia was IIT Master in Civil!!! LOL LOL LOL

    • Joker Pinto doesn’t know the difference between IIT B.Tech and IIT masters!! – Hebich ITI certificate holder Rampa from Yumreeka.

      In my post dated the 26th of June, 2016, at 8.46 am, i clearly mentioned “..A MASTERS from IIT”. Well, don’t blame me if your reading skills are deader than a frigging Dodo.

      Say, any NEW episodes of Mackenna’s Gold?

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