A total of 18 students hailing from the Naxal-affected Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh cleared Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2018 this year, results for which were announced on the official website of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on April 30.
"18 children cleared the examination of JEE Mains. It's a moment of great happiness for us", Collector Saurabh Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
"It's our dream to get into IITs or NITs. We feel very happy. We are preparing for Advanced and are determined to perform well," a student said.
In this year's exams, Andhra Pradesh's Bhogi Suraj Krishna was declared the topper while KVR Hemant Kumar Chodipilli, also from the same state, bagged the second position. The third rank was secured by Rajasthan's Parth Laturia.
Out of 11, 35,084 students who registered this year for the examination, a total of 2,31,024 students have qualified.