Rank Holders owe their Success in JEE to CFAL

Rank Holders owe their Success in JEE to CFAL

Kenrick Xavier Pinto who secured 203 rank, Dhanush Krishna who secured 313 rank and few other students who also secured ranks in JEE-ADVANCED 2016 owed their sincere thanks to Centre For Advanced Learning (CFAL) for their greatest achievements.

Mangaluru: “Several students trained at Centre For Advanced Learning (CFAL) have been selected in the JEE-advanced 2016. As always, CFAL has the first rank in Mangaluru in this prestigious entrance examination. Kenrick Pinto is the first rank holder in Mangaluru and Second Topper in Karnataka with an All India Rank (AIR) of 203. Dhanush Krishna is the second rank holder in Mangaluru with an All India Rank (AIR) of 313. JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced are the two stages involved in the selection process of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). Out of around 13 lakh students who appeared for JEE-main this year, 2 lack made it to JEE-advanced 2016, which was held on May 22, 2016. Among them, 36,566 students have qualified. We at CFAL are proud of these rank holders who have made Mangaluru and everyone at CFAL proud. These students can surely build our nation with their academic talents. The beauty of CFAL lies in the academic success of these students” said Severine Rosario-Principal/|Programme Coordinator at CFAL while addressing the media persons during a press meet held at the CFAL lecture hall.

image001cfal-jee-20160613-001Kenrick Xavier Pinto and Dhanush Krishna 

Rosario further said, “The Performance in this examination forms the basis for admission into bachelors, integrated masters, and dual degree programmes (entry at 10+2 level) in the IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM). A total of 10,575 seats are available to 22 IIT’s and ISM, With four new IIT’s scheduled to become operational in Chattisgarh, Jammu, Karnataka and Goa from the 2016-17 academic year, there will be an increase of 569 seats for admissions to the premier technical institutes. Apart from IIT’s, the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research; Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli; Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy, Visakhapatnam; and the Indian Institute of space science and technology, Thiruvananthapuram, will also admit students based on their scores in the JEE (Advanced)”.


Speaking during the occasion, Tarina Pinto, the mother of Kenrick said, ” Words can’t express how thankful I am to the management and staff of CFAL for training and my son to excel in his academics. I never dreamt that my son will reach such greater heights at this age, and I am proud of his academic talents. I did the right thing to move from Moodbidri to Mangaluru just for the sake of my son so that he can get trained in his studies at CFAL. I am thankful to everyone at CFAL for the good training and their immense concern towards their students. Not just in his studies, my son has also shined in various co-curricular activities. I have never put any pressure on him, but allowed him to make his own choices in his future academic career. If he wants to join any IIT institutions in India or Indian Institute of Science-Bengaluru, that’s his choice”.


Kenrick who spoke said, ” I want to pursue my studies in an IIT. I am waiting for the IIT where I can get a seat, either in Chennai, Mumbai or Delhi. I am yet to decide on the Indian Institute of Technology where I can pursue my undergraduate course. My aim is to become a physics researcher. I am grateful to Severine M’am and the other tutors for their training, ideas, counselling, good education in making me a better student. One thing at CFAL they never put any pressure on you, they allow us to study at ease and make our own decision on our future academic career. Thank You, CFAL for making me a bright student”.


Severine Rosario, Vijay and Sonia Moras

Vishnumoorthy SG, the father of Dhanush said, ” I feel proud of my son for his achievement in JEE-Advanced 2016-it’s indeed an honor for the entire family. It’s been said that parents are the ‘architect’ or the ‘conductor’ of a child’s development. As parents we have never pressurised Dhanush in his studies, instead allowed him to choose his own future academic career. There are lots of methods by which the parents can help their children improve their study skills. The most important of them is, being supportive, happy and satisfied with their children. Each child is a gift of god and every child has a special talent. Though all of them may not always be on the same pedestal when it comes to studies yet every child can be adept at something else such as sports or music. The real challenge to parenting lies in discovering what is best for one’s child and understanding the child’s needs and desires as far as their lives are concerned. Parents need to know which learning style suits their children and help them to master the learning skills and the study skills and make studying more innovative and interesting for them. We as parents are confident that we have given our best what our son was looking forward from us. He has made us proud by his achievement at this early age”.


Dhanush with his father Vishnumoorthy SG and Kenrick with his mother Tarina Pinto

Dhanush also spoke saying, “I should have also joined CFAL after my 7th standard like Kenrick, but I joined after my 10th at Presidency School. As they say, better late than never, ever since I had joined CFAL I got the best training and care from my tutors, and they taught us the best concepts and there was no pressure on us whatsoever. To gain more knowledge you need to browse through books constantly, and that will help do better in your exams. Severine M’am helped and guided me a lot and its because of her that I have excelled in my JEE. To everyone at CFAL, I say a big thank you, especially to Severine M’am”.

Vijay Moras, the Programme Coordinator at CFAL also speaking during the meet said, ” Since its inception in 2009, Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) has been bringing tremendous success to the Mangaluru region. With over 70 of its students having been selected for IIT entrance exams from 2011 to 2016, CFAL has consistently had the highest student selection from Mangaluru. Sumith, a CFAL student bagged All India Rank 38 (Karnataka Rank 1) in 2014. CFAL training comprises over 1,400 hours of classroom training, unique course material, periodic tests and mock exams spread over two years. Constant monitoring and mentoring by experienced and dedicated teachers, uncompromising academic quality, and individual attention students get, have contributed to this phenomenal success. CFAL teaches maths and science to students in a fun and interesting manner enabling children to lay a solid foundation. With this strong foundation, students are able to ace in highly competitive math and science examinations”.


Sonia Moras, the Programme Coordinator of The Learning Centre (TLC), which is part of CFAL said, ” TLC aims to promote a passion for Math and Science learning among students and has the best results in Mangaluru in all STEM-related examinations including JEE, NTSE, KYPY, etc. The outstanding results of our students prove that given the right learning environment, children from the region can match or even outperform their peers from the Tier 1 cities. While rote-learning and learning for the sake of marks characterises many institutions in the region, passion for the subject is what TLC aims to attain. The outcome is a deep understanding of the subject and excellence in math and science. The vision of TLC is to inculcate interest in basic sciences and to encourage research and innovation in the field of Math and Science “.


“There are several other students selected from the CFAL. They are Pangal Gopalkrishna, Akshara Sharma, Neharika Singhal, Santhanu Srinivas, Yashash Samaga, Vivin Peris. There are many other students have qualified but we do not have their hall-ticket number as of now. CFAL has been encouraging students to do their senior secondary at NIOS. In the North, there are colleges that grant attendance to students preparing for IIT, which is illegal. Choosing the NIOS route is far better. We at CFAL are proud of these rank holders on their achievements and wish them all luck in their efforts of pursuing their desired courses at IIT or other institutions”.” said Severine Rosario speaking to Mangalorean.com

About Kenrick Xavier Pinto:


Kenrick Pinto is the younger of the two children of J.J. Pinto, the Principal of SNM Polytechnic in Moodbidri, and Tarina Pinto, a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering, at the same institute. Kenrick’s elder brother Kenneth Pinto is doing his B. Tech at the VIT University in Vellore. Besides the AIR of 203, Kenrick has achieved numerous other outstanding results- he secured 2nd rank in Karnataka in NTSE while in 10th standard and has been receiving a scholarship of Rs 15,000/- per annum; had scored 293 out of 360 marks in the JEE-Main 2016 examination to emerge as topper in the districts of coastal Karnataka. (The rank list of JEE Main is yet to be announced); has also secured ALL INDIA RANK- 16 in the scholarship exam KVPY, as a result of which he has already secured admission in the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore; In the International Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Astronomy Olympiads he was among the top 1% in the country; is the only student from coastal Karnataka who has qualified for a seat in the very prestigious “Chennai Mathematical Institution”; He was AIR – 1 in the mathematics contest (Inter-category) conducted by Association of Mathematics Teachers of India (AMTI); and is qualified for admission to the Indian Statistical Institute in Bengaluru.

About Dhanush Krishna:

Dhanush, son of Vishnumoourthi S.G., an entrepreneur, and Vidya is also an achiever in the true sense; he has proved his academic talent at a much younger age. He studied under National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has secured 93.4 % in Senior Secondary Examination. Dhanush had scored 245 out of 360 marks in the JEE-Main 2016 examination.


Dhanush is one of the finalists in the scholarship exam KVPY 2016. In the International Physics and Astronomy Olympiads, he was among the top 1% in the country. He has also taken a serious note of the suggestion that he got from CFAL and opted to do senior secondary at the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). This helped him concentrate on preparing for the Joint Entrance Examination. With a JEE (Advanced) ranking of 313, Dhanush is hopeful of pursuing a basic sciences course at an IIT. After passing class 10 from Presidency School, Dhanush joined the Centre for Advance Learning in Mangaluru and prepared for the exams.

CFAL is part of The Learning Centre and is located in Bejai- Kapikad, Mangaluru. Contact Information : 9845737120 / 9740939374 , www.cfalindia.com

1 Comment

  1. Congrats to Kenrick and Dhanush for their exemplary achievement and rightly owing their success to CFAL, which has honed their success in JEE.

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