Muhender Raj, the candidate who scored 4th rank in JEE advanced will not be taking admission to IIT as he is eyeing on one of the best engineering institutes — Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
Muhender appeared in the entrance exam for MIT as well but he could not crack the entrance exam and will be attempting for the same in the next year.
Muhender raj is all set to begin his BTech in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He shared that he will try for getting admission in MIT next year and in the meanwhile, he will continue BTech in Computer Science from UCLA. After the pandemic situation eases, he plans to fly off to the United States of America.
When asked about rejecting the choice of IIT and not taking admission he said that it has more to do with the job prospect rather than academics. He further shared that as most of the software firms are based in the USA including all the MNCs, hence they give preference to the students there. He wishes to venture into the job market post completion of his PhD and his interests are in the field of coding.
Talking about his strategy of preparation for JEE Advanced, he shared that he relied on ALLEN career institute in Kota. NCERT books and course material provided by the coaching institute were in his preparation strategy and he also undertook many online mock test for both advanced and mains level. Raj said that as Advanced level tests the understanding of topics and concepts hence he has been doing thorough preparations since class 8 and it has helped him a lot.
HC Verma and IE Irodov for Physics are the books he followed. He also advised the aspirants to art early with their preparations and to keep their concepts cleared and sorted before starting with the dedicated preparations. Also talking about this year’s exam he reviewed the maths and physics subjects to be on a difficult slide as usual and said that chemistry was the easiest.
Muhinder Raj’s Mom, who is a homemaker, stayed with him in Kota throughout his preparation to and his father D Raajvi is a leather exporter by profession.