Boys swept top ranks in the entrance test for admission to engineering courses in the State, the rank list of which was published here on Monday.
All the 10 top rank-holders were boys. The rank lists were announced at a press conference by Education Minister C. Raveendranath.
The first rank went to V. Ram Ganesh from Tripunithura. The second rank went to Akshhay Anand from Thiruvalla and the third rank to Ashwin S. Nair from Thiruvananthapuram. Ashwin was a student of the Kendriya Vidayala, Akkulam. The first rank in the SC category went to P. Shiboos from Malappuram and the second rank to V.M. Rishikesh from Thrissur.
The first rank in the ST category went to S. Adarsh from Kottayam and the second rank to S. Namita from Ernakulam. Six of the 10 top rank-holders were from the CBSE stream. The top three rank-holders are from this stream.While the top rank-holder from the SC category is from the State HSC stream, the second rank holder is from the CBSE stream. Both the first and second rank holders in the ST category are from the CBSE stream.
Of the 55,914 candidates in the rank list, 31,187 are boys. In the top 100 ranks, 90 went to boys. In the first 1,000 ranks, there are 550 candidates from the CBSE stream, 383 from the State higher secondary stream, and 54 from the ICSE stream. As many as 185 candidates who figure in the top 1,000 ranks are from Ernakulam. While 126 are from Kozhikode and 119 are from Malappura