Twitterati go all hotch-potch over JEE topper for choosing MIT instead IIT

Pune: Chirag Falor topped the Joint Entrance Exam- Advanced Exams. The results were announced on Monday. Falor topped the entrance exam among more than 1.6 lakh students by scoring a massive 352 out of 396. Falor is already a student at one of the most prestigious universities of the world – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA and also cracked the JEE Main and secured an all-India rank of 12.

Though Chirag took admission at MIT in the US, one of the most prestigious tech institutions in the world he appeared for JEE Advanced because he felt that the JEE Advanced was tougher than even the MIT entrance. Falor has said that he will give up his seat at the IITs since he already is a student at MIT. Falor, who has been preparing for JEE since he was in Class 9 wishes to become a researcher in Astrophysics.

Amid, Chirag juggle between MIT and IIT, Twitter had a mixed bag of emotions. Many expressed their views, especially parents for not going to IIT, instead choosing MIT. Few were offended that Chirag chose to go to the US in spite of topping the exams and also expressed their disappointment. Another person decided to see it from a student’s point of view and thought that anyone would ideally choose MIT over IIT if they got both opportunities.

In the month of March, the Pune boy admission was approved by the MIT but hadn’t been able to go to the US due to the coronavirus lockdown and thus had stayed back and taken online classes.

Falor Pointed out, he prepared for the JEE for four years and did not want to waste his preparations. He also compared the entrance tests and the education process of both MIT and IIT. He stated, MIT evaluates a candidate on personality and potential and checks how much one can leverage from opportunities. He also said he wishes to study Physics and Maths. In terms of IIT, JEE is the toughest exam because there is a time constraint in it. “MIT or any other US institution doesn’t have an entrance exam. First-year exams of some common classes of Physics & Maths in MIT are much easier than JEE Advanced.

He has earlier received the Bal Shakti Puraskar for 2020 and was praised by PM Narendra Modi.

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