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Confident:Tejasvini, Vidya
Confident:Tejasvini, Vidya

PAVITHRA T.G.

Two girls from Bangalore city have cleared IIT-JEE this year by securing impressive ranks

Tejasvini K., a student of Vidya Vardhaka Sardar Patel Pre-University College, Bangalore, has made it to the top 100 ranks in the IIT-JEE this year. She stood at 72 and became the topper among the girls who appeared for the exam from Bangalore.

She confessed that it was not a big surprise for her. “I was confident that I would get through the Scheduled Tribe category reservation. “Even though I did not follow the time table which I had planned for examination, I still managed to get through IIT-JEE.”

She does not mind going out of Bangalore to do her Electronic Communication. After the completion of her degree she dreams of getting into one of the IIMs.

“As a father, I did not do much except taking care of her academic needs and morally supported her. It is by her own effort she is able to reach this stage,” says Karunakar Babu, a retired officer of State Bank of India. She got well trained at BASE, says Karunakar.

Apart from her studies, she has interest in sketching. “I am planning to send her to some institute where she can improve her skills in this field,” says her father.

‘IIT over MIT'

Vidya Muthukumar, a student of National Public School (NPS), Indiranagar, who secured the 109 {+t} {+h} rank, is thrilled when she got to know about the results. She was excited and says, “I did not expect that I would get this rank. By God's grace I got through it and am happy that my efforts were fruitful.”

Interestingly, Vidya is among the few Indian students who got admission to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. However, she has now decided against going to the U.S. as she wants to pursue her Carnatic music class. “It is better for me if I go to IIT-Madras instead of MIT as I can continue my Carnatic classes.”

Vidya has secured 96.8 per cent marks in the CBSE Board Exams (second in Bangalore). She is also a recipient of the Central Government's Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana scholarship. She is planning to join Computer Science or Electric Engineering and dreams of achieving something in the field.

Vijaya Muthukumar, mother of Vidya, said, “She is self-driven and wanted to do take up this examination badly. As a homemaker I helped her throughout her studies and revision. Though she missed all the outings and fun, it helped her to perform better.”

“Vidya was inspired by the teachers of her coaching centre, ACE Creative Learning Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, as they gave her a lot of encouragement,” says Ms. Muthukumar. Vidya's father, K. Muthukumar, is a software engineer with Intel.


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