5 students from city make it to toppers' club in CET

With the common entrance test (CET) results announced on Saturday, Mysuru continues to hog the limelight with five students making into the topper’s club in the district.

M Niharika, a student of Marimallappa’s PU College here, has secured the 45th rank while S Raveesh from Ramakrishna Vidyalaya has got the 56th rank in medical; followed by Dhanush S R from Mother Teresa Deeksha PU College, who has secured the 48th rank in engineering stream.

The other toppers are: Adithya K Aithal, 71st rank in medical and Revanth Kumar Sharma K, 53rd rank in engineering section. Adithya is a student of Mysore Institute of Mahesh PU College. His father H R Krishna works for Infosys Technologies, Mysuru, and mother Prathima K S is a homemakerRevanth Kumar Sharma K is the son of Kollegal Sharma, senior principal scientist, Central Food Technologies Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysuru and Shobha, a teacher at Green Valley Central Public School.

Academic excellenceNiharika, who had secured 97.33% in PU has got 53 against 60 in Physics, 57 in Chemistry and 56 in Biology. Her father Dr Manjunath works at government hospital, Gundlupet in Chamarajanagar district while mother Dr Puttathayamma works at government hospital, Nanjangud, Mysuru district.

Raveesh has scored 50 in Physics, 57 in Chemistry and 58 in Biology. Raveesh had also topped in PU, securing an aggregate of 98.16% marks. 

He is the son of B P Suresh, joint director at Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF), Bengaluru, and Dr H R Nalini working at a hospital in Bidadi near Bengaluru.S R Dhanush’s scores are: 52 in Physics, 55 in Chemistry and 59 in Mathematics. He had studied PCMC in PU and had scored 96.83%. He is the son of S L Ravikumar, a manager at South India Paper Mills (SIPM), Tandavapura near Nanjangud, and S Lathadevi, a lecturer at Sadvidya PU College, here.

While Niharika and Raveesh had gone for tuition to hone their skills, Dhanush studied on his own, solving question papers of previous years.

Dhanush had dedicated four to five hours a day to prepare for the CET. In addition to this, he was poring over textbooks and was regularly attending short-term tests in the college, with lecturers’ help.

Nihaarika had started preparations for CET one year in advance from her first PU days. She too was studying textbooks, but during free time. During holidays, the study hours stretched up to 14 hours.

Raveesh, in his quest for knowledge, had gone to Mangaluru for coaching during vacation, that in fact helped him a lot. He was studying six to seven hours daily. 

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