CAT topper from Jamshedpur helps tribal kids pursue studies

  • Debashis Sarkar, None, Debashish Sarkar
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2014 16:56 IST

Ankit Raj has not just secured 99.48 percentile in Combined Admission Test (CAT) for admission to 13 existing and six proposed Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). He is also known for his philanthropic pursuits such as teaching tribal children and financing them to purchase books.

“He has been going to government schools like the one at Dugni in Seraikela-Kharswan district since he was in Class X and has been teaching tribal children. Ever since he joined Gurgaon-based multinational KPMG, Ankit has been donating Rs. 2000-4000 every month to help these poor children buy books and other study material,” RN Prasad, Ankit’s father, told HT on Sunday.

The CAT results were out on Saturday. Another city boy Siddharth Biswas secured 99.83 percentile followed by Adityapur-based Ankit Raj and Pranab Raj (99.43 percentile). Dhanbad’s Ashish Bahukhandi secured 99.57 percentile, RajayKhaitan 99.14, Megha Bagoria 98.63, Shreyansh Jain 94.80 and Shekhar Agrawal 94.7 percentile.

After completing engineering from IIT-Khargapur, Ankit is working in KPMG. “Swami Vivekananda and JRD Tata have been my idols since childhood and I attribute my success to their teachings and inspiration from my grandfather and grandmother,”Ankit said.

Biswas is currently working in Tata Steel’s Kalinganagar Project and wants to do his management course from IIM-Ahmedabad. “I could crack CAT only because of regular study and advised students to focus on written ability test first,” said Siddharth, originally from Faridabad.

Pranab completed his engineering from BIT-Mesra after passing his 12th board from DAV-NIT. “I am currently working in a NOIDA-based company and wish to study management from IIM at Ahmedabad, Kolkata or Banegaluru,”said Pranab.

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