Soumya Sharma, student of Amity International School, Saket, is the Delhi topper in the JEE (Main) exams, the results of which were announced on Wednesday. The 18-year-old scored a total of 325 out of 360.
Sharma, who is described as a ‘very bright’ student, wants to study Computer Science. Since he is from Delhi, he hopes to get admission to the Indian Institute of Technology –Delhi.
“Making it to the IITs is the dream of every science student. Having worked really hard towards this goal, I was confident of scoring well in JEE (Main). However, I’m not celebrating yet. I’m returning to my studies with renewed focus as I do not want to leave any stone unturned before JEE Advanced,” Soumya said.
In his class 10 board exams, he scored 10 CGPA.
“Soumya is a very dedicated student. If he sits down to study, his full concentration is on that and he doesn’t waste time at all. Everybody in the family calls him a genius,” said Vivesh Sharma, his father, who was a civil engineer once. Now, he runs his own business and looks after two petrol pumps.
Sharma is also a keyboard player and spends most of his free time listening to music. He is also fond of playing chess and was the Delhi state champion in 2007.
“Since he had to prepare for these exams he had to give up on playing chess,” his father said. Soumya is the only son of his parents and everyone in his family has a background in science. His mother is a scientist at IIT-Delhi. She specializes in laser lights.
Sharma speaks fluent German and has been to Germany twice on government scholarships.