Comed-K toppers aim for the stars

Many of them excelled in Common Entrance Test too

Comed-K toppers aim for the stars

Toppers of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET) have shined in the Comed-K entrance exam too, the results of which were announced on Tuesday.

The topper in the engineering stream, Abhijeet Shenoi of National Public School, Indiranagar, had secured Rank 6 in the State CET. The second rank holder in engineering, Suchet S Kuncham of VVS Sardar Patel PU College, had secured the same rank in the CET.

In the PCB stream for medical and dental courses, Neeli Devee Krishna Shashidar, a student of Sri Chaitanya Institution in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, has topped the entrance test.

The second rank is bagged by another CET topper (Rank 6 in medical, CET), Hemanth Amardeep Santhoor from the National Public School, Indiranagar, Bangalore.

For Abhijeet Shenoi, studying 12 hours a day, coupled with a deep passion for the subject, helped him secure the top rank. There could be no other secret to success other than hard work, he says. Abhijeet has topped the exam of Manipal Institute of Technology too. He aspires to get into an IIT.

Financial constraints

Suchet S Kuncham said he had to defy financial constraints to achieve good marks in Comed-K.

“I want to specialise in the stream of Electronics and Communication and want to join the DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) or the Isro (Indian Space Research Organisation) to serve the country,” Suchet adds.

The hurdles in his way gave him more motivation, he felt. He has taken exams at the NIT (National Institute of Technology) as well. 
 
Neeli Devee Krishna Shashidar attributed his success to his family and lecturers. He aims to get into the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).

An aspiring cardiologist, he said he studied for 12 to 15 hours every day and referred to Class 12 CBSE textbooks. He has also appeared for Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) entrance test.

No fixed schedule

Hemanth Amardeep Santhoor wants to pursue neurosurgery. “I did not have a specific timetable to prepare for the examinations, but referring to previous years’ question
papers helped me a lot,” he said.

The key to excelling in the exam is good understanding of the concepts, he says. He has also appeared for exams at Manipal Institute, CMC Vellore and JIPMER.

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