For hundreds of Indore students who were appeared in JEE (advanced) test, Wednesday evening brought big cheer for them and their family members, especially for Janak Agrawal, Mukesh Pareekh, Krati Tiwari and Shantanu Dubey who scored top positions in their respective categories.
Soon, as the news spread, their families started getting congratulatory messages and phone calls from relatives, friends and teachers.
Janak Agrawal - AIR - 2
Janak Agrawal who scored second position in the All India chart said he always expected top position in all India ranking as he started preparing for the exam two years in advance.
Son of Rajesh Agrawal - who owns his own business and Manisha Agrawal, housewife, Janak now wants to opt computer science from IIT Bombay.
“My performance in the board exam and now top position in JEE (advanced) will help me to get what I want,” confident Janak said.
Student of Indore Loha Vyapari Association (ILVA) Higher Secondary School, Janak, said he attributed his success to his parents and teachers.
“I got my parents' support and teachers round-the-clock and that's only reason I achieved biggest success of my life,” he added.
Mukesh Pareek - AIR - 3
Mukesh Pareek, who bagged all India rank 3 said, “Being among the topper always gives you a nice feeling”.
A student of Agrasen School, Mukesh who scored 94 percent in his board examination this year, said his hard work finally paid off. "I am happy with the result and it feels nice to be among the toppers." He wants to pursue computer science from IIT-Bombay.
Krati Tiwari (AIR - 47) - Topper in girls category
Hailing from Mhow it was firm dedication and a strong will to succeed in life which got Krati selected for her IIT-JEE. Studying religiously for seven-eight hours daily Krati would travel to Indore to attend coaching classes and her school.
“I would leave the house at around five in the morning as I had to travel to Indore where I would study and attend my coaching,” said Krati.
Coming from a very simple family, Krati's father works as a bank officer and her mother is a housewife. Setting her goals early in life, she is now determined to pursue computer science engineering from IIT-Bombay.
Shantanu Dubey (physically challenged category rank-1)
Securing the first rank all over India in physically handicapped category, 17-year-old Shantanu aspired to be an engineer when he was barely eight.
“People would hardly believe it but I wanted to be an engineer since I was in class third. But that is true,” said the lad.
Stating his success mantra to be sheer dedication and focus towards his goal, Sanjay Dubey divisional commissioner and father of Shantanu said, “In the past three years Shantanu had become completely focussed with the goal he had. We never saw him taking any breaks. We had our share of holidays but he was always dedicated to studies. Its hard work that fetched him results.”