Dakshina Kannada, Udupi students shine in CET

Dakshina Kannada, Udupi students shine in CET

Sherwin James offering sweets to his sister Shreya Daffeny on securing first rank in architecture. Their parents Robinson Navinkumar and Serene Yashwanthi look on.

Though only two students from coastal districts could make it to the top 10 in the CET this year, several students found position within 50. For Shwetha Poojary, a student of Expert PU College who secured 25th rank in medical, to secure her position within top 50 was inevitable.

Speaking to press persons, she said, “My parents were not keen on allowing me to pursue medical education. They wanted me to pursue engineering or any other course. But, I was always interested in pursuing medical education and the dream of becoming a doctor pushed me to study hard and secure 25th rank,” she said.

Her mother Savitha Poojary said that now she will not come in the way of her daughter’s dream. She has proved her interest and ability.

Sannidhi from Expert PU College who has secured 36th rank in Engineering said he never took extra strain to study for CET.

“I am not a kind of student who would burn midnight oil to secure high rank. I studied when ever I felt like studying. I am happy that I have got good ranking in the CET. I am eagerly looking forward for AIEEE results as I intend to pursue Engineering in NITK, Surathkal,” he added.

Top 50 ranks

Several regular and vacation batch and postal coaching students from Expert Educational Institutions have successfully secured ranks within 50. Deepak R from Mysore, Expert postal coaching student has secured 2nd rank in Engineering, Vagesh K M from Shimoga has secured 9th rank in Medical, Sachin S has secured 16th rank in Engineering, Rohit G Duddagi from Bijapur has secured 16th rank in Medical and 26th rank in Engineering, Aniruddha Burli has secured 43rd rank in Engineering, Ankitha Bhat from SDM College Ujire has secured 46th rank in Medical and Ramesh has secured 47th rank in Medical.

Four students from Boscos’s Tutorials too have secured their position in top 50 in CET Engineering ranking. They are Venkatesh Shenoy with 28th rank, Shrikanth S Hegde with 40th rank Chethan N with 41st rank and Subodh B Hegde with 46th rank.


Sanjoth Shetty from Poorna Prajna College (PPC) who topped the district in PUC examination has scored 55th rank in CET in engineering category.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, he said that he wants to pursue his engineering in NITK, Surathkal and is waiting for his AIEEE results.

“My preparations for IIT and AIEEE helped me to score good marks in CET. I solved old question papers, which proved beneficial. I just set time to solve question papers. In CET one need problem solving ability based on theoretical knowledge unlike IIT exams where one needs sound knowledge of basics. I did not study specifically for the CET. My preparations started only a week before the exams,” he added.

“I want to become a IAS officer,” he said.

The other top rank holders in the district includes Harsha from Manipal Junior College who has secured 20th rank in engineering and Ramachandra from PPC scored 21st rank in engineering.