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Updated: June 22, 2013 13:53 IST

I have been preparing for five years for IIT exam: Delhi topper

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Delhi Zone IIT Topper Kartikeya soon after the declaration of results in New Delhi. Photo: R. V. Moorthy
The Hindu Delhi Zone IIT Topper Kartikeya soon after the declaration of results in New Delhi. Photo: R. V. Moorthy

Delhi topper opts for Computer Science course

“I have been preparing for five years for this exam,” said JEE (Advanced) Delhi topper Kartikeya Gupat, who is also the fourth topper nationally.

“When I had school, I usually could put in about four or five hours of study everyday, but as soon as the holidays begin , I usually put in about nine hours minimum.”

The effort seems to have paid off; he scored 323 out of 360.

A national topper and anyone chosen for the first counselling usually have the choice of whichever Indian Institute of Technology or course they want.

“I want IIT-Delhi only and their Computer Science course,” he said, adding that he was especially grateful to his teachers in school.

“I am also thankful to the trainers at the ‘FIIT JEE’ coaching institute where I have been regularly attending classes for almost five years now.”

Coveted course

IIT Delhi Director Prof. R.K. Shevgaonkar had said that there was no popular or coveted course in the Institute as such, with most students preferring to go by the trend. “I am going to do Computer Science only because I enjoy the subject,” added the 17-year-old Delhi topper.

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This is the example of sad state of indian education

from:  Ram
Posted on: Jun 23, 2013 at 07:46 IST

"with most students preferring to go by the trend" - so is the trend IIT followed by IIM followed by a managerial job? Why do all toppers choose Computer Science? How does knowing Organic Chemistry, without which one cannot top the JEE, help a person become a better Computer Scientist?

from:  Rajan Shekhar
Posted on: Jun 23, 2013 at 07:31 IST

Our education system has basic flaws. Had he prepared like other
students he would not have, probably, even got into IIT. Sterotype
questions and syllabus makes our system inefficient. For any test in
India if one have prepare for 5 years question papers 100% he is sure to
be the topper. This does not test the basic intelligence of a person. If
top rung institutions like IIT can not be innovative India can never
become a force to be reckoned with and will remain like this forever.

from:  Ramesh
Posted on: Jun 23, 2013 at 06:16 IST

Congratulations. Hard work hss paid right.dividends.

from:  Sheshagiri
Posted on: Jun 22, 2013 at 19:40 IST

Nice! Now he will have to put in the same amount of effort to
either get a good score in GRE or do the same for CAT and get into
an IIM. Best of Luck.

from:  comment
Posted on: Jun 22, 2013 at 19:03 IST

Congrats Kartikeya.

from:  Dr.Cajetan Coelho
Posted on: Jun 22, 2013 at 19:00 IST

title should be "I have been preparing since 8th standard"

from:  arvind
Posted on: Jun 22, 2013 at 16:42 IST
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