Two days after he was in news for being an all India CBSE topper, Ghaziabad student Dravyansh Sharma is in news again.
This time for topping the Delhi region in the IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) where he has got the All India Rank (AIR) of 7. "I was surprised when I got to know that I have stood 7th in the country," said an elated Sharma. "My parents just couldn't believe it. All my relatives and friends were more than elated. Nobody had expected that I would top the Delhi region," said Sharma, who had scored an aggregate of 98.6 per cent in class XII board examination.
"Focus in whatever you do gets you success," says this aspiring computer engineer, who enjoys reading novels, partying on and off and playing badminton. "I have high hopes from him. He has done us proud again. It is a moment of great pride for us," said Dharamveer Sharma, his father.
'Never expected great result'
A science student, Shashank Jain had never set a time-table for his studies and only spent three to four hours a day on studies.
On Wednesday, this student of Mother Teresa Public School in Preet Vihar was sleeping at his home when he got a call that he had got an AIR of 25 in IIT JEE. "I jumped on hearing the news as I had never expected such a great result though I was sure that I would crack the JEE," said an excited Jain, who had scored 97 per cent in the class XII board examination and aspires to be a mechanical engineer.
He loves computer games, comic movies, table tennis and cricket and is a great fan of Hrithik Roshan. "This is the best day of my life. My son's achievement is my achievement. We never forced him to take up any particular discipline; it was always his choice to be an engineer. Today, he has proved himself right," said Mukesh Jain, Shashank's father.
Walking the extra mile
A resident of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Harshit Jain couldn't stop himself from smiling almost all through the day when the results of IIT JEE were declared. He had every reason to do so as he had secured an AIR of 55.
Jain had literally walked that extra mile to crack the examination for he used to come to Delhi every weekend from his home to attend coaching classes. "I was sure that I would crack the IIT no matter what but I couldn't believe that I got AIR 55 which I had never dreamt of. Though it was taxing for me to travel such a long distance every week, but today I feel it was worth the effort," said he. Jain is now looking forward to have a great time once his classes begin. He had always dreamt of being a scientist and from class V had been a keen watcher of television show Dexter's Laboratory.
Jain, who was a student of Gyankalash International School in Saharnpur, scored 89 per cent in class XII examination. His father, who runs a confectionary shop, had never thought that his son would be a star one day.
"My parents thought I was crazy when as a kid I told them that I wanted to be a scientist like Newton. But, they never stopped me from pursuing my dream. Today, they are more proud and happy than I am," said he. An introvert by nature, Jain confesses he wants to have a girlfriend. "I want to have a girlfriend but I am too shy to talk to anyone," said he.
'Cracking JEE, a pure joy'
Delhi's Sumegha Garg, who has topped among girls all over India with a rank of 12, did her schooling from R B DAV Senior Secondary School in Chandigarh. "It is one of the toughest entrance exams in the world and clearing it with such good position is pure joy. With a good rank, I can now also choose the stream I want to pursue," said an overjoyed Sumegha
Sumegha, who used to study for six hours after school and had scored 90.4 per cent in class XII exam, loves to play cricket and badminton. "We wanted her to be a doctor but she has done us proud. Though it was always her choice what she wanted to be, but I still wish that she joins Civil Services," said Devinder Pal Garg, her father.
Story first published:
May 26, 2011 11:29 IST