NEET 2017: Karnataka’s Sankeerth Sadanand grabs AIR 4
Bengaluru’s Sankeerth Sadanand secured the All India Rank 4 in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017.education Updated: Jul 14, 2017 11:41 IST
Bengaluru’s Sankeerth Sadanand secured the All India Rank 4 in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017.
Punjab’s Navdeep Singh topped with a score of 697 marks out of 720 in the exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to medical, dental, AYUSH and veterinary colleges across the country. Indore’s Archit Gupta and Manish Mulchandani secured the AIRs 2 and 3.
“It is a great feeling to have aced these exams and I am a little confused at the moment because of the choices I have,” Sankeerth said.
It is because Sadanand has also aced the MBBS entrance exam for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, securing the 27th rank. And his heart seems set on AIIMS. “I don’t think anybody can turn down AIIMS,” he said.
Son of a company secretary father and biology teacher, Sadanand said he was interested in biology from a young age and eventually decided that healthcare was his calling.
Out of the 11,38,890 students candidates registered for the exam, 6,11,539 cleared the medical entrance examination for 65,000 seats in MBBS and 25,000 seats in BDS courses. Of these, 2,66,221 were boys and 3,45,313 girls. Eight transgenders appeared for the exam out of which five were declared successful.
He studied at the Delhi Public School and secured 97% in Class 12.