Hyderabad: Ayyapu Venkata Phani Vamsinath, the top ranker in the engineering stream of TS Eamcet wants to join the civil service to serve the nation.
The Eamcet results were released on Saturday and students from Telangana state outshone those from Andhra Pradesh. Out of the top ranks in the engineering and non-engineering streams, only four were from AP and the rest from TS.
Vamsinath is a cricket fan. “I am a keen batsman. I never kept my love for the sport aside even when studying. If I had a 15-minute break, I would go and play, and that is how I kept myself rejuvenated,” he said. Vamsinath wants to study at IIT-Bombay and says that his elder brother who got into IIT-Madras is his inspiration.
Gattu Mytraya secured the second rank. He is the JEE topper in Telangana state and stood second in the AP Eamcet. He lost the first rank by two marks.
“I am excited about getting into IISc, Bangalore. I am still undecided if I want to take up engineering. I am very keen on science as well,” he said.
Mytraya is a keen player of video games and has participated in various olympiads to de-stress.
Gosula Vinayaka Srivardhan, the third ranker, stood fourth in the AP Eamcet. An avid reader, Srivardhan would read thrillers during his breaks.
“I am a little disappointed that I couldn’t get a better rank but I am focusing on the JEE Advanced as my goal is to get into IIT Bombay for computer science,” he said.
While IIT-Bombay and computer science continues to be the favourite of engineering toppers, neurology and cardiology have found a top spot amongst this year’s agriculture and pharmacy stream toppers.
Agriculture-pharmacy stream topper Perigela Namrata, from Kurnool, is waiting for her NEET results. “Both my parents are doctors and my elder sister has joined the Kurnool Medical College. I want to join the college and want to become a neurologist,” she said.
She said she was not afraid of tacking competitive exams. “I made sure my mind was calm by taking enough breaks and singing, watching TV and playing video games. It’s not the amount of time one studies but how well one does even if it is for a short time.”
Y. Sanjeeva Kumar Reddy, the second rank holder, said his hard work had paid off and he was expecting a good score in NEET. “My aim is to become a cardiologist because I have seen many who are close to me suffer due to heart problems and many families affected by their sudden demise. My preparation has always come first so that I do not disappoint my parents. Although I love badminton, I created a strict schedule and ensured that I played the game only during weekends and on breaks.”
Samala Sriaryan, who stood third, also aspires to be a cardiologist after seeing his father struggle to get treatment for his heart problem. “My father has to travel from Nizamabad to the city all the time for his treatment and check-ups. I want to be able to provide treatment to patients in Nizamabad and I am aiming to get into AIIMS in Delhi,” he said. Coming from a middle class family, it was a struggle because many people told my parents that becoming a doctor was not easy or cheap but I am glad my hard work has made my parents proud,” says Sriaryan, whose father owns a printing press.
All top 10 engineering ranks went to male students; the agriculture-pharmacy stream was topped by a girl. The top ten ranks of the non-engineering stream were shared equally by male and female candidates.
The results were advanced from 4 pm to 1 pm. Students accessing the website www.eamcet.tsche.ac.in for results were frustrated as it kept crashing due to heavy traffic. However, it was resolved by 3 pm.
The test had been conducted online for the first time in 87 centres.
Provisional allotment of seats for the first phase will be made on June 8. Candidates can pay the tuition fee and report at the colleges by June 12....