Home >Education >News >JEE-Advanced result: Chirag Falor to skip studying at IITs, will head to MIT

A Pune-based boy, who topped the Joint Entrance Exam-Advanced, results of which were announced on 5 October, said he would continue with his studies in the United States' Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

As per a news report, Falor will skip studying at any IITs in India as he has already secured admission in the MIT.

Chirag Falor topped the prestigious exam today after obtaining an all-India rank (AIR) of 12 in JEE- Main. The Pune boy had secured admission in MIT back in March but was pursuing studies online from here due to the novel coronavirus pandmeic and subsequent lockdown.

Pune's Chirag Falor topped the prestigious exam on Monday
View Full Image
Pune's Chirag Falor topped the prestigious exam on Monday

"I have already attended classes online at MIT and will continue with it," Falor told news agency PTI after the JEE-Advanced results were declared.

Around 1.6 lakh students had registered for the JEE exam, which was held on 27 September, and around 1.5 lakh appeared for it, with over 43,000 candidates, including 6,707 girls, clearing it.

Falor scored 352 out of 396 marks.

He said a securing a seat in the IITs was the toughest and he had prepared for four years as it is just one exam but with a vast syllabus, while MIT evaluates the candidate on personality and potential and checks how much he or she can leverage from opportunities.

"I used to attend MIT classes online during the night and then prepare for IIT exams in the day," he said.

Falor, who studied in Pragati Public School in Delhi and in St Arnold Central School here till Class X, said he planned to go back to the US in January next year.

Falor had got the Bal Shakti Puraskar for 2020 and was praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the time.

JEE (Advanced) 2020 results: How to check

The results of the JEE (Advanced) 2020 have been declared by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi on Monday on the official website -

  • Visit the official website -
  • Click on 'JEE Advanced result 2020' link on the homepage
  • Then enter your JEE Advanced 2020 credentials such as registration number, date of birth, mobile number and email id
  • On submitting it, JEE Advanced result will be on your screen
  • Download your result and take a print of it for future use

With agency inputs

Subscribe to Mint Newsletters
* Enter a valid email
* Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.

Never miss a story! Stay connected and informed with Mint. Download our App Now!!

Edit Profile
My ReadsRedeem a Gift CardLogout