LUCKNOW: Parents of Rohan Gupta of Lucknow’s City Montessori School Gomti Nagar branch were thrilled to learn on Thursday that their son had secured AIR 43 in JEE Main 2017, with a score of 328/360. For them, it was a trip down memory lane because Rohan’s father, Rohit, and mother, Anamika, had cracked JEE in 1998 (rank 196) and AIPMT (rank 123), in 1991, respectively.
Rohit Gupta is a computer software engineer and Anamika a gynecologist. “We are happy that our son has done far better than what we did in our times. But this is just the first step. We are confident that Rohan will do well in the JEE Advanced too,” the proud father said.
Like his father, Rohan, who joined coaching centre FIIT-JEE in Class 11, wants to pursue studies in computer science. “I find the subject interesting and it is evolving continuously. There is lot of creativity involved in it. Toying with computer was my childhood hobby,” he said.
On the exam, he said “The paper was easy but lengthy, particularly the mathematics paper. And the best part was that the Class 12 marks will not be counted. So I stay focused for the competition, particularly for JEE Advanced, which will be held on May 21,” Rohan added.
After completing Class 10 from La Martineire College, he joined the CMS Gomti Nagar branch in Class 11. A bright student, he cleared NCERT’S National Talent Search Examination in Class 10 and is getting an annual scholarship of Rs 15,000.
“My son studies seriously. It was due to him we had to go without our TV sets for two years,” said Rohit. He hoped his son would make it to one of the IITs like him, “provided he scores good marks in JEE Advanced.”
Anamika, who works at community health centre in the city, said “My son has also cleared Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), an on-going National Programme of Fellowship in Basic Sciences initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and a research career in science.”
Rohan’s school principal, Abha Anant, too was all praise for him, saying “he has made us and his parents proud. He is an extremely hard working, sincere child - very focussed. With his 43rd national ranking, he will make it to the college and course of his choice. I wish him the very best for all his future endeavours.”
At FIIT-JEE, his teachers NK Dubey and Sanjeev Pandey said Rohan was always focused and consistent.
On his strategy for JEE Advanced, Rohan said he “stayed calm and did a thorough revision of all that was taught in the last two years.