The Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, on Monday night declared the result of the Punjab Pre-Medical Entrance Test (PMET). Three city students were placed in top fifty with Terry Mathew ranked 27th in the state, Nandita 32 and Diksha Samsukha ranked 41.
Other city students, who were placed in top 100, include Tanve 52 rank, Prikshit Goyal 57 rank and Manik Arora 95 rank.
Punjab PMET was conducted after a gap of two years for admission to MBBS, BDS and other medical graduate courses in the state. The exam was conducted on May 17. More than 15,000 students appeared in the exam for admission to around 1,000 MBBS seats in various medical colleges of the state.
Terry, Nandita, Prikshit and Manik have taken coaching from Edusquare and said regular testing practice helped them to gain confidence and improve their performance tremendously.
Terry, a student of St. Thomas School, aims to be a cardiologist and was expecting more marks in the Punjab PMET as the paper was easy. Mathew was excepting 700, but scored 600 marks. "My success mantra is hard work and focus on basics concepts and I owe my success to parents and coaching institute teachers," he said. Baizal Mathew, father is a manager at CMCH and Marina, mother, is a teacher.
Nandita, a student of Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, has ranked 32, with same marks 600 as scored by Mathew, also wants to be a cardiologist. "I love reading novels, but not able to get time for reading since last one year as I am preparing for the entrance tests," she said. 'My success mantra is coaching as I devoted two to three hours for this and after that I have studied at home," she said. She owes her success to her parents. Varun Mehta, father is a doctor in DMCH and Savita, mother is a doctor in civil hospital.
Diksha, who had topped Class 12 ICSE with 97.75%, has ranked 41 in PMET results. Her success mantra was hard work and regular study. "I find eyes very fascinating and this is the reason, I want to become an eye surgeon," she said. She is a student of Sat Paul Mittal School. Surya Parkash, her father is a businessman and Phool, mother is a housewife. In Class 10, too, she had topped the district with 97% in 2013.
Tanve, who ranked 52, is a student of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar. "I want to become a doctor and by studying regularly, I was able to score this much. I have scored 10 CGPA in Class 10 and my parents have motivated me," she said. Rakesh Garg, her father is an engineer and mother, Ritu is a biology teacher. She has also taken coaching and studied for five to six hours daily to achieve this rank.
Prikshit, a student of Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School, Urban Estate, wants to be a doctor. "I was inspired by my uncle Tajinder Pal Garg, whose passion and skills motivated me to choose this profession as my career choice," he said. Both his parents, Krishan Goel, father is a chartered accountant and Radhika, mother is a dietician.
Manik, who ranked 95, is a student of Alpine Senior Secondary School. He has taken coaching from Edusquare, Dugri, and gives credit to institute teachers. Both his parents father, Pawan Arora, and mother, Dimpal, are dentists and he was inspired by them.