With a paediatrician father and a recently graduated MBBS sister, a career in medicine seemed like the natural choice for Tanvi Nabar.
But for this hardcore mathematics lover, engineering looks like the place to be.
Nabar (17), who scored 198 out of 200 in the Common Entrance Test (CET) for engineering, topping the state in the girls’ category came as a pleasant surprise.
“I expected a good score but topping the state is a pleasant surprise. I studied sincerely for eight hours a day and gave equal importance to Class 12 examinations,” said Nabar.
The Sathaye College student scored 93.83 per cent in her Class 12 exams, and plans to study computer science engineering at Veermata Jijabai Technical Institute.
She also appeared for the AIEEE and scored 244 marks, but said she doesn’t want to
go outside Mumbai to study,” she said.
For her CET, her daily routine was to switch subjects and take 10-20 minute breaks.
The Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie fan also likes listening to music and watching television.
Nabar said she solved recommended CET books and concentrated on getting her basics clear in physics, chemistry and mathematics.
“Her hard work has paid off. She loves mathematics and we never pressured her to study biology,” said her father Dr Gopal Nabar (52).