Hard work and passion for their subject won the day

Aspiring doctors speak

Name: Hemanth Amardeep Santhoor

Institution: National Public School, Indiranagar, Bangalore

Rank: One

I’m glad my hard work and the endless hours of study paid off. I’ve also written other competitive examinations and have been laboriously preparing for the past two years. The training at college and my coaching class has helped me achieve this. I worked out problems extensively and planned my study. I aspire to pursue neurosurgery.

Name: Medha Narayan Rao Institution: Expert PU College, Mangalore

Rank: Two

I had no an idea about the CET till I joined college as I had done my school in Qatar. I have also written the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test and Manipal University entrance test. I want to pursue my studies in Kasturba Medical College. But I prefer allocation through the CET.

Name: Vivek B. Maleyur

Institution: Vidya Ashram, Mysore

Rank: Three

I owe my success to my teachers, especially biology and chemistry lecturers who guided me very well, and, of course, my parents were always there for my support and encouragement. I have been preparing for CET for two years, attending coaching from 5:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

My father, a senior medical officer in the University of Mysore, and my uncle who is a cardiac surgeon, are my inspiration.

Three ranks for a college

Name: Prajwal K.

Institution: V.V.S. Sardar Patel Pre-University College, Bangalore

Rank: One

I expected good marks but I never expected to top. I did not concentrate on preparing for CET much as I was preparing for IIT-JEE, which I think helped me have an edge over the others. I solved a lot of question papers and took tutorials at a coaching centre. It is all about time management. I feel IIT-JEE is a lot more competitive so I definitely prefer that.

Name: Sucheth S. Kuncham

Institution: V.V.S Sardar Patel Pre-University College, Bangalore

Rank: Two

I’m extremely happy because I put in a lot of hard work. At times, when there was no power supply in my area, I had to study using solar lights and torches. I dedicate my success to my parents and all my teachers. My preparation was very intense. I used to solve around 600 multiple choice questions each day till 1 am. I aspire to take up electronics and communication course in NIT-Suratkal.

Name: Manu S.H

Institution: V.V.S Sardar Patel Pre-University College, Bangalore

Rank: Three

My hard work and dedication has finally paid off. I solved previous years’ papers and worked out as many problems as I could. I aspire to take up electronic or mechanical engineering at the prestigious IIT-Mumbai. I think it is important to pay attention and make comprehensive notes.

Future architects have their say

Name: Sai Netra Ramesh

Institution: Sri Kumaran Children’s Home (CBSE), Bangalore

Rank: One

It’s such a great feeling and I want to thank my parents. This exam requires a lot of practical work so it was essential to practice drawing extensively. My advice to aspiring toppers is keep practising even if things don’t go right at the beginning. I wish to take up the architecture course in R.V. College of Engineering (RVCE) or Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT).

Name: Krishna Dinesh

Institution: Sri Kumaran Pre-University College, Bangalore

Rank: Two

I am on cloud nine. I have been preparing for this exam really well ever since I decided to pursue architecture. I have not attended any coaching classes. My parents have always supported my passion and enrolled me for drawing classes at a young age, which has really helped. Pursue what you want rather than what is imposed on you. Thinking outside the box always helps.

Name: Ashwin Abraham

Institution: Clarence High School, Bangalore

Rank: Three

I have been preparing for the examination from Class 11 amidst school work. I also prepared for 20 days continuously after my boards and took an online course. The NATA examination involves a lot of drawing and it was my interest in it that helped me succeed.