Battling the odds, shopkeeper's son makes it to IIT
PUBLISHED ON: May 19, 2012 | Duration: 2 min, 18 sec
18-year-old Rakesh Ranjan Nayak, son of a smalltime village shopkeeper in a nondescript village near Sarang-gad in Odisha's Kandhamal district, has made it really big. He's the state topper and ranked 154th in the national level IIT-JEE and 18 in the list of OBC category students. Rakesh wants to study electrical engineering in IIT Mumbai.