Mangaluru: CFAL students excel in JEE- Advanced with all India ranks

Kenrick Pinto-second topper in state, India rank 203, Dhanush Krishna – India rank 313

Media release

Mangaluru, Jun 22 : Several students trained at Centre For Advanced Learning(CFAL), Mangaluru have been selected in the JEE-advanced 2016. As always, CFAL has the first rank in Mangaluru in this prestigious entrance examination. Kenrick Pinto is the first rank holder in Mangaluru and second topper in Karnataka with an all India rank (AIR) of 203 and Dhanush Krishna is the second rank holder in Mangaluru with an all India rank (AIR) of 313.

Kenrick Pinto, Dhanush

Gopalakrishna, Akshara

 Neharika, Santhanu

JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced are the two stages involved with the selection process of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). Out of around 13 lac students who appeared for JEE-main this year, 2 lac made it to JEE-advanced 2016, which was held on May 22. Among them, 36,566 students have qualified.

Performance in this examination forms the basis for admission into bachelors, integrated masters, and dual degree programmes (entry at 10 2 level) in the IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM). A total of 10,575 seats are available to 22 IIT’s and ISM, With four new IIT’s scheduled to become operational in Chattisgarh, Jammu, Karnataka and Goa from the 2016-17 academic year, there will be an increase of 569 seats for admissions to the premier technical institutes. Apart from IIT’s, the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research; Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli; Indian
Institute of Petroleum and Energy, Visakapatnam; and the Indian Institute of space science and technology, Thiruvananthapuram, will also admit students based on their scores in the JEE ( Advanced )

Kenrick Pinto is the son of J J Pinto and Tarina Pinto. Besides the AIR of 203, he has achieved numerous other outstanding results-

1. Kenrick secured 2nd rank in Karnataka in NTSE while in 10thstandard and has been receiving a scholarship of Rs 15,000/- per annum
2. Kenrick had scored 293 out of 360 marks in the JEE-Main 2016 examination to emerge as topper in the districts of coastal Karnataka. (The rank list of JEE Main is yet to be announced).
3. He has also secured ALL INDIA RANK- 16 in the scholarship exam KVPY, as a result of which he has already secured admission in the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore.
4. In the International Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Astronomy Olympiads he was among the top 1% in the country.
5. Kenrick is the only student from coastal Karnataka who has qualified for a seat in the very prestigious “Chennai Mathematical Institution”
6. He was AIR – 1 in the mathematics contest ( Inter category) conducted by Association of Mathematics Teachers of India (AMTI)
7. Kenrick is qualified for admission to the Indian Statistical Institute in Bangalore

Dhanush, son of Vishnumoourthi S.G.andVidya, is also an achiever in true sense; he has proved his academic talent at a much younger age. He studied under National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has secured 93.4 % in Senior Secondary Examination

1. Dhanush had scored 245 out of 360 marks in the JEE-Main 2016 examination.
(The rank list of JEE Main is yet to be announced).
2. Dhanush is one of the finalists in the scholarship exam KVPY 2016.
3. In the International Physics and Astronomy Olympiads he was among the top 1% in the country.

There are several other students selected from the institution. They are Pangal Gopalkrishna, Akshara Sharma, Neharika Singhal, Santhanu Srinivas, Yashash Samaga,Vivin Peris We are hopeful that many other students have qualified but we do not have their hall-ticket number as of now.

Since its inception in 2009, Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) has been bringing tremendous success to the Mangalore region. With over 70 of its students having been selected for IIT entrance exams from 2011 to 2016, CFAL has consistently had the highest student selection from Mangaluru. Sumith, a CFAL student bagged All India Rank 38 (Karnataka Rank 1) in 2014.
CFAL training comprises over 1,400 hours of classroom training, unique course material, periodic tests and mock exams spread over two years. Principal, Severine Rosario, said that constant monitoring and mentoring by experienced and dedicated teachers, uncompromising academic quality, and individual attention students get, have contributed to this phenomenal success. CFAL teaches maths and science to students in a fun and interesting manner enabling children to lay a solid foundation. With this strong foundation, students are able to ace in highly competitive math and science exanimations.

CFAL is part of The Learning Centre and is located in Bejai- Kapikad, Mangaluru.

Contact Information : 9845737120 / 9740939374.

Website: www.cfalindia



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  • Kiran, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 20 2016

    Congratulations to the Achievers. CFAL has given best % of ion to IITs and NITs. Shows the target of coaching not for pecuniary interest but for Students success by CFAL.

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  • Ivilla, Mangalore / Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Jun 23 2016

    Congratulations to Kenrick and all the students who qualified for IIT..! wish you all a best future ahead.

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    Thu, Jun 23 2016

    CONGRATULATIONS ..! Happy and Proud to be one of the parent of present student of CFAL. The CFAL team is really giving its best. ...!

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  • Devadas Nayak , Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 22 2016

    Congratulations to the students who qualified for IIT.Also wishing them all the Best for their future.

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    Wed, Jun 22 2016

    Well done guys, hats off & congrats. Your hard work has finally brought success and laurals to you and the whole family.

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  • William Tauro, Balehonnur/ Dubai

    Wed, Jun 22 2016

    Congratulations to CFAL in achieving these excellent results. Though relatively new, the center has proved itself as a force to reckon with. The principal and all the staff are doing an excellent contribution not only to the field of education but for the betterment of India’s Technological capabilities, besides giving an opportunity to the under-privileged students of the society. I wish all the success to this unique and dedicated institution.
    William Tauro

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Wed, Jun 22 2016

    Betterment of India's technological capabilities? I'm afraid that's bit of an exaggeration, for 99% off these 'brain and a half's end up bettering the west.

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