Bengaluru: As the results of Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET), the gateway to various professional colleges in the state, were announced on Friday, boys emerged toppers across all four categories.
Narayan Pai, who secured second rank for engineering, aspires to continue his higher education at any of the top IITs or NITs in the country, in computer science. The youngster who scored a centum in Mathematics for II PU this year said that coding has intrigued him since his early high school days. A student of Sharada Independent PU College, Dakshina Kannada, Narayan is confident of getting admitted to NIT Surathkal with his scores at JEE (Mains).
Revealing his preparation techniques, he said the materials he collected from online sources and the numerous free mock tests he attended online helped his achieve the fete. “Instead of wasting time on social media, making the most of internet for my study purposes has come handy for me, including this result. Identifying my strengths and weaknesses right from the nascent stage of preparations helped me take entrance tests confidently,” he said.
Topper of B.VSc. (Veterinary Science) category, Vineet Megur prefers to become an MBBS doctor. Born to ophthalmologist couple Dr Bharathi and Dr Deepak, the youngster is hopeful of getting into a renowned medical college to chase his dream. Still undecided on what specialisation to chose from, the graduate from Shaheen PU College, Bidar attributes his success to the special training sessions held at the college. “We are happy that he fared well for the exams, thanks to his determination, hard work and focus on academics even while representing the district for tennis tournaments,” said Dr Bharathi. The teen had scored a centum in Chemistry at the PU boards and is a voracious reader, according to his acquaintances.
Born to parents who are former students of NIT-Kozhikode, Aneeta James, who secured the fifth spot under the engineering category, aspires to become a computer science engineer.
“With Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Analytics paving the way ahead to change how we survive, my interest towards contributing my part has always grown,” she said. The youngster who graduated from National Public School, Indiranagar, had scored a centum in mathematics to secure 96.8% marks in CBSE stream this year. Her father James Thoma, the country head at a US-based tech company and mother Elizabeth Parakal, Engineering Director at Philips, told Deccan Chronicle that their daughter making it to the topper’s list for engineering, known for its male dominance, has made her family ‘extra proud.’
Aneeta added that keeping calm and working hard with an optimist vision helped her crack CET this year. She is now awaiting JEE (Advanced) and other exam results before taking a final call on which institution to choose for to pursue higher education....