They beat the odds to excel in II PU exams

It is a popular belief that attending extra classes, undergoing special coaching and going for tuitions, help students score better in exams. And that students from cities have a good exposure to explore these options and hence, can fare better than their rural counterparts.

A bunch of students from rural areas of the four districts of Mandya, Mysuru, Kodagu and Chamarajanagar have, however, proved this wrong. Without attending tuitions, without undergoing gruelling sessions at the coaching classes and without exposure to gadgets and tools that aid learning, these students from the Science stream have excelled in PU exams. A few of them have also cleared their Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) mains and are preparing for the advanced exams to seek admissions in reputed institutions.

Vijay N Naik from Hanur in Chamarajanagar district, has scored 580 marks in PCMB, and is the college topper. Son of L Nanjanaika and R Lakshmi Bai, a farmer couple, he has scored centum in Mathematics. Naik has also cleared JEE mains and is preparing for the advanced exams. Similarly, K Rakshith, along belongs to an agriculturist family and is from Hanur in Chamarajanagar district. He has scored 88% in PCMC and has also cleared JEE mains and is preparing for the advanced exams.

From Kannada medium
Mahima Sagar from Udigla village in Chamarajanagar taluk is not far behind. He has secured 95% in PCMB and has cleared JEE mains too. Chaitra, who has scored 91% in PCMB, has completed her schooling in Kannada medium. “Initially there was a lot of resistance and diffidence to pursue Science in English medium. But I overcame these fears and ultimately succeeded. With hard work, steely grit and guidance from college and parents, I could excel,” she said. Chaitra is a resident of Sannegowdara Colony in Hunsur taluk of Mysuru district and her father, Jagadish, is an agriculturist.

Likhith Kumar is another distinction holder with 86%. He is son of Madesh, a resident of Ramapura village at Kollegal taluk in Chamarajanagar district. H B Sanjay Kumar from Chamarajanagar has scored 95% in PCMB, while, S Prajwal from Nagamangala in Mandya district has scored 90%, in PCMB. K A Punya from Uliguli village in Suntikoppa taluk of Kodagu district, tops the list in the PCMC stream, by securing 93%. Her father, K N Arunkumar, is an agriculturist. Punya has scored centum in Computer Science and aspires to be a computer engineer.

N Sanjay, son of Ninganna, also a farmer from Yalandur, Chamarajanagar district, has secured 86%. He is a distinction holder with centum in Computer Science. Srikar Mandyam secured 92% by scoring 100 in Physics and Computer Science. Incidently, all these achievers are students of Learners PU College in Mysuru, which offers quality education, and provides accommodation for rural talents.
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