Chirag Falor from Pune has bagged the top rank by securing 352 marks out of 396 in the Common Rank List (CRL).
The IIT-JEE entrance exam is without doubt one of the toughest exams in India and every year lakhs of students appear in the exam with a dream to clear it and get admission in IITs across the country. But some students skip to study at IIT despite clearing the exam and Chirag Falor from Pune is one such student. It is to be noted that Chirag Falor had topped the JEE Advanced exam in 2020 but he decided not to be admitted to IIT because he wanted to study at the United States’ Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and had already secured admission at the prestigious institute.
The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-Delhi) has declared the results of the Joint Entrance Exam Advanced on its official website- jeeadv.ac.in. Chirag Falor from Pune has bagged the top rank by securing 352 marks out of 396 in the Common Rank List (CRL).
Chirag Falor has not only cleared the IIT entrance exam 2020 but also cleared the admission test at one of the most eminent universities in the world- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He is one of the only 5 Indian students who got admitted to MIT this year. Despite having achieved this feat, Pune’s Falor decided to appear for the JEE exam. According to Falor, “JEE is the toughest exam because there is a time constraint to it. First-year common exams at MIT are much easier than JEE. Hence, it is the toughest exam in a short period.”
Besides IIT-JEE and MIT exams, Falor has also appeared for India at the International Olympiads and was earlier awarded the Bal Shakti Puraskar for the same. He prepared for one of the 7 most difficult exams in India alongside his online classes at MIT that lasted from 05:30 pm till 02:00 am every day since he could not return to the US given the coronavirus lockdown.
His sharp mind and scientific temper also captured Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attention this year. Calling him a “friend”, the Prime Minister tweeted, “Meet my friend Chirag Falor, a Bal Puraskar awardee. Winner of national and international math and science competitions, he represented India in the International Olympiad Award on Astronomy and Astrophysics. Chirag has a bright future ahead and I wish him success.” Falor had secured 98.4 percent marks in the CBSE Class 12 Board exams. He also has a younger sister who is in class 7 currently.