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GATE 2019 topper Shashank Mangal says love for electronics is in his genes

GATE 2019 topper Shashank is a final year student of BTech (electronics engineering) of IIT Dhanbad and he wanted to join IES to make engineering more beneficial for human kind.

education Updated: Mar 16, 2019 16:33 IST
Shruti Tomar
Shruti Tomar
Hindustan Times, Bhopal
Shashank Mangal, GATE 2019 topper
Shashank Mangal, GATE 2019 topper(HT)
         

Shashank Mangal (21) from Morena district, 465 km north of Bhopal, secured the first rank in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019 with 989 marks out of 1000.

A son of a businessman of Morena, Shashank always dreamt of becoming a topper in any national exam.

Shashank is a final year student of BTech (electronics engineering) of IIT Dhanbad and he wanted to join IES to make engineering more beneficial for human kind.

“I love electronics. I don’t study my subjects to clear the exam but to understand the concept. I never let go any topics which I found difficult without understanding in depth,” said Shashank, who is also a branch topper.

“I started preparation for GATE one year ago with summer crash course. I practised a lot and tested my preparation with online test series. I used to study 10-12 hours a day but it was never a burden or pressure for me, rather it was more a mind booster for me,” he added.

Shashank said he expected good marks but never expected of topping, “I am surprised, shocked and happy as I always wanted to make my family and city proud but I didn’t expect that it would come true so soon.”

Other than studying engineering book, Shashank also reads book of marketing and investment. “In my free time, I love to study books related to investment and marketing and also suggest various ideas to my father for his business. This refresh my mind a lot,” he added.

Shashank, who secured 6214 rank in JEE Advanced, did his schooling from Morena till class 10 and later move to Gwalior for preparation of JEE Advanced in Class 11.

Shashank said, “The entire credit of my success goes to my parents for being so supportive. My love for electronics is also due to my father, Kaushal Mangal, who also did engineering.”

Shashank’s sister, Shrishti Mangal (22) , is also an engineer and preparing for GATE.

First Published: Mar 16, 2019 16:32 IST

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