Toppers share their side of the story
Kolkata: Debojyoti Kar, who has ranked fifth in the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE), is overwhelmed with his rank and also expressed his desire to be an IIT engineer, the result of which is yet to come.
Kar is a student of Apeejay School. He had never expected that he would be able to make it to the top 10 list. He said that he had performed well in the examination and expected that his name might feature in top 20 list of the successful candidates.
His aim, however, is to become an IIT engineer. He has appeared for the examination and waiting for its results to be published.
From his childhood, Kar had wanted to be an engineer. He is happy that he has secured a rank in the state joint entrance examination, but IIT would be his first choice.
He owed his success to his parents and also to the teachers of the institution who had trained him. 'Hard work is the key to success' is the message Kar wants to convey to the students who will appear for the joint entrance examination in future. He also reminded that hard work and studying with a strategy have fetched the stellar result for him.
He used to study 3-4 hours every day when he used to go to school and the number of study hours used to go up to 7-8 when there was no school.
Avinandan Bose, who topped the merit list from South Point High School, was not available for interview as he is currently attending a summer camp in Mumbai. It was, however, learnt that like Kar, Bose is also awaiting results of some other examinations.
Dedipya Ray, ranked second in the examination this year, said that he had studied seriously but was never so bothered about the result.
He studied only to prepare for various examinations and was not very particular about the number of hours he used to devote for his studies. Mathematics and Physics were his two favourite subjects, where he laid maximum stress.
He has also given a message to the future engineering aspirants, saying that one should study round the year and suggested not to bother about the examination too much. "Serious work always brings fruitful result. Solving question papers of previous years is also one of the key factors behind success," he said. He was a student of Hariyana Vidya Mandir in Salt Lake.
Ayushi Vidyanta is the sole female ranker, who secured 10th position in the merit list. She is from FIITJEE, Vishakhapatnam. Shuvam Agarwal, Debojyoti Kar, Namon Biyani, Rittwik Gangopadhyay, Ranajay Midya and Abhishek Srivastava have ranked fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth respectively.