Hard work and perseverance paid off for them

Aditya Gaonkar P, topper in Engineering rank list, shares joyous moments with his parents. DH PHOTORamya R, a student of MES PU College, Malleswaram, Bangalore, says she didn't have even the faintest idea of topping the prestigious entrance examination. During her studies, she used to have a lot of fun and hardly studied continuously for long hours.

“I would study whenever I found time. So, the number of hours I studied daily didn't go beyond four,” she told Deccan Herald.

She wanted to prove that one need not study for long hours to be in the top league. “I wanted to make a point. But I am really surprised with my success,” she added.

Aditya Gaonkar P, who secured the first rank in engineering, says he is ecstatic at the result. But he plans to study at IIT, Chennai, as he secured the 151th rank in the IIT-JEE. Aditya termed the hike in fee structure for engineering courses “unfair” to poor students.  
Asaf Ali K Kammar, a student of Chetan PU Science College, Hubli, secured the second rank in medical/dental stream. Asaf is the son of Dr K F Kammar, who is the head of Physiology Department at the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) in Hubli. He was expecting to be among the top 10, but the second rank was a pleasant surprise to him. He wants to study MBBS at KIMS and dreams of specialising in neurology.

“My childhood dream has been to be a doctor. On an average, I studied for eight hours daily for the CET. The coaching in the college was very useful for me,” he said.

Chirag H V, a student of Sri Venkateshwara PU College, Hassan, who secured the third rank in medical/dental stream, aims to pursue medicine at the Bangalore Medical College.

“Till December, I was not sure whether to pursue engineering or medicine. But, finally I decided to concentrate on biology as I wanted to pursue medicine,” he said.

But Himani Anand Galagali, who secured fourth rank in medical/dental stream, wants to be in a different league. A student of Vidya Vardhaka Sangha Sardar Patel PU College, Basaveshwarnagar, Bangalore, Himani says medicine was only her back-up plan. She aspires to pursue basic sciences at IISc.

“I believe that all the subjects of science are interdisciplinary. I want to study a combination of mathematics and biology. Opting for engineering or medicine will force me to compromise on one of them,” she said.

Aashik Y S, who secured 5th rank, aspires to pursue medicine in Bangalore Medical College (BMC).

Deepak R secured the second rank in engineering. He has made Sadvidya Composite PU College, Mysore, proud. Deepak said that even though he expected a good rank, he never imagined he would bag second rank. He wants to pursue engineering at IIT. First rank-holder in II PU exams, Javagal Amith Thejas N, secured the eighth rank in ISM & H.
Swathi S B secured the 10th rank in medical, whereas Saakib Sait bagged the 10th rank in architecture. A confident Swathi said that she had expected a rank within 50. She said that she has plans of joining Mysore Medical College and Research Institute.

Priyanka S of Venkateshwara PU College, Hassan, got the 10th rank in ISM & H and secured the 26th rank in medical. She plans to get into Bangalore Medical College.

Shreya Daffney, who secured first rank in architecture, was overjoyed with her results. ”I did not attend any coaching classes and studied on my own. I was very clear that I wanted to pursue architecture in Bangalore. Though I also took the AIEEE, I think I will opt for a college in Bangalore.”

Neha Ravi, ranked second in architecture, said: “I took a ten-day course before the exams and this was very beneficial. I aspire to join Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University, Ahmedabad. I decided to take architecture after class X.”
Aradhana Aiyappa, daughter of Bangalore Deputy Commissioner D K Aiyappa, secured the third rank in engineering stream and wants to join R V College of Engineering.

For Sneha V from from Mangalore, Monday was a special day, as her dream of topping in CET became a reality. Sneha, a student of Expert PU College, Mangalore, has scored 7th rank in Medical.

Davangere boy’s feat

When the CET results were declared, P Akash of Vaishnavi Chetana PU College, Davangere, was disappointed. For, he expected a position in top 10.

Quite confident of a rank in top 10, he approached the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). At 6 pm, KEA updated the top 10 list and confirmed Akash’s position between rank one and two. At 7 pm, an SMS was sent to the student. An hour later, the information was uploaded on the KEA server.

Sneha said she had expected to be among the top 20 ranks. "My sole mantra was never to waste a single minute,” she said. Sneha has also secured fifth rank in ISM & H.

Vageesh K M from Sri Aurobindo Independent PU College, Shimoga, has ninth rank in Medical stream.

Akhila Arakkal bagged the fourth position in architecture. A student of DPS, South, Bangalore, she too wants to join CEPT, Ahmedabad. Akhila said: “Architecture has always been my passion. My main preparation was for the board exams.”

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