Staff Reporter

Rs. 1-lakh cash prize for ICET topper Murali Krishna

HYDERABAD: Triumphant Institute of Management Education (TIME) celebrated the success of its students in the Integrated Common Entrance Test (ICET) by honouring them with cash prizes ranging from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 1 lakh.

Institute student Murali Krishna, who stood first in the ICET-2006 scoring 185 marks, was given a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh while C. Yasaswi, who stood second with 184 marks, was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 50,000. Sixty others within top 100 ranks were also honoured at a ceremony here on Sunday.

Founder directors of TIME P. Viswanath and Manek Daruwala said that the institute bagged the first rank in ICET for the sixth consecutive year. Mr. Daruwala attributed the success of the students to their talent and said that teachers could only be catalysers sharpening their skills.

He advised the successful students to understand that their journey for success had just begun and they must keep the momentum going.

Focused approach

Mr. Viswanath said that over 700 students from TIME made it to IIMs this year. He said students with rural and vernacular background, too, could be successful if they have focused approach.

`Novel coaching'

He attributed the institute's success to novel coaching methods and study material. Earlier, parents of successful candidates gave credit to TIME for the success of their wards.

They said that training centres should be set up in small towns for the benefit of rural students.