AKTU UPSEE 2017: Use your time wisely, topper Prakhar Bindal says
Meerut’s Prakhar Bindal believes the key to success is utilising one’s time to the fullest and not leaving anything for tomorrow.Updated: May 30, 2017 19:03 IST
Hindustan Times, Meerut
Meerut’s Prakhar Bindal believes the key to success is utilising one’s time to the fullest and not leaving anything for tomorrow.
Bindal was declared as the topper on Monday in the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) 2017 conducted by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) for admission to various courses in colleges across the state.
“I was surprised when I came to know that I have topped the examination. I knew I would perform well but didn’t expect top rank,” the 18-year-old, who aspires to be a computer science engineer, said.
Bindal, the son of a senior Airport Authority of India (AAI) official and homemaker mother, said he studied for over 8 hours every day for the last 4 years to achieve his target.
He is waiting for the results of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Advanced) after securing the 310 rank in JEE (Mains). “I will decide my future course of action on the basis of my performance in JEE (Advanced).”
A resident of TP Nagar locality, Bindal completed his Class 12 from Millenium School with 96% marks. Fond of playing badminton and listening to English songs, he stays away from social media.
Rohan Gupta of Lucknow came in second and Greater Noida resident Divyansh Chaudhary was placed third.
Over 1,38,000 students qualified the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination conducted by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) for various courses in Uttar Pradesh, a state minister said on Monday.
Nearly 4711 students cleared the BArch course, 196 for BPharma (diploma), 9773 for BPharma, 153 for BTech (BSc), 6639 for BTech (diploma), 94,965 for BTech/AG, 208 for BFA, 255 for BFAD, 424 for BHMCT, 7397 for bio Tech, 8543 for MBA, 2971 for MCA and 2010 for MCA (lateral).
More than 1,69,000 students applied for the test and 1,56,211 appeared for it.
Over 800 institutes are affiliated to AKTU across the state, of which 93 colleges are in Ghaziabad and 75 in Gautam Budh Nagar.
First Published: May 30, 2017 19:03 IST