Odishatv Bureau

The IIT Kanpur has come up with Bright Minds Scholarships programme for some of the toppers of the JEE Advanced 2021.

As per the scheme, as many as 10 students within the top 100 all India rankings of JEE Advanced will be awarded the scholarships from this session onwards.

Director of IIT Kanpur Abhay Karandikar took to Twitter to make the announcement for the JEE Advanced 2021 toppers.

“IIT Kanpur is delighted to announce the Bright Minds Scholarships programme. These are 10 prestigious and highly sought-after academic scholarships for students within the top 100 AIR in #JeeAdvanced2021,” Abhay said in the tweet.



He further said, "The scholarships are being established with support from the institute’s alumnus Lokvir Kapoor. These are aimed at encouraging and rewarding meritorious students. The #scholarships take care of all the expenses, including tuition and living, during their stay.”

Recently, the JEE Advanced 2021 result was announced in which Jaipur's Mridul Agarwal created a history of sorts by not only topping but also scoring the highest ever percentage in the IIT-JEE entrance examination. 

Mridul topped the chart by scoring 348 out of 360 marks with 96.66 per cent in the JEE-Advanced 2021.