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State topper put JEE before HSC

Neighbours and relatives rushed to Sumangal apartment in Kothrud to congratulate Omkar Thakur who ranked first in the state and stood 11th at the all India level IIT-Joint Entrance Examination 2010.

mumbai Updated: May 27, 2010 00:47 IST

Neighbours and relatives rushed to Sumangal apartment in Kothrud to congratulate Omkar Thakur who ranked first in the state and stood 11th at the all India level IIT-Joint Entrance Examination 2010.

Out of 4.5 lakh candidates 13,104 cleared the exam.

For Thakur, a Garware junior college student, the result was “delightful” and an outcome of the effort he put in all of last year. “I had prepared hard for the exams and was expecting a good show,” said Thakur who attained 85 per cent in the HSC exams on Tuesday.

Thakur who had joined private classes to prepare for IIT entrance tests also claimed the first spot among the IIT-Bombay aspirants. Thakur spent more time preparing for IIT-JEE than for the HSC exams.

“From the beginning I had decided to focus more on IIT-JEE while I was confident of securing good marks in HSC exam as well,” said Thakur.

Although studies have been his first priority, for Thakur, who is a football lover, reading fiction and other non-academic books has also been part of his daily life.

“I want to do research in Computer Science in future,” said Thakur.