Ahmedabad son tops JEE in state, Una to get first IITian

Harsh Shah from Ahmedabad beat Gujarat in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced test, the consequences of which were declared on Monday, with an All-India Ranking (AIR) of 11.

The state saw six in top 100, including 18-year-old Poojan Sojitra from Una in Gir Somnath region who got 64th position and Niyati Mehta from Ahmedabad who beat in the IIT-Bombay zone with AIR 62. Nisarg Chadha, 18, from Vadodara who was the main up-and-comer from Gujarat among 24 making sure about 100 percentile in the JEE Mains stood sixteenth in the Advanced.

Poojan turned into the first from Una in Gir Somnath area to break the test and is maybe the first to split the passageway from Saurashtra too, as per his dad.

Poojan is likewise the first from his group of specialists to pick a profession in designing. His dad Dinesh is an ophthalmologist, while his mom Smita an ayurveda specialist. His sister has quite recently finished her MBBS from PDU Medical College, Rajkot.

“My wife gave up practice nearly 15 years ago for our children’s education. She has been staying with the children in Ahmedabad for their schooling since Poojan was in Class 6,” said Dinesh Sojitra, who is running a private hospital in Una since 1994.

“I was expecting a rank somewhere around 100 but this is something I had not expected,” said Poojan who has chosen to seek after designing in Computer Science, thinking it with “highest placements” for software engineering engineers.

On managing the Covid lockdown and vulnerability over the test, he stated, “We got more time for preparation but also had to deal with lower motivational levels due to uncertainty over exams, admissions and the future after preparing for all these years.”

Repeating comparative considerations, Harsh Shah from Ahmedabad who bested in Gujarat with AIR 11, stated, “Anxiety levels were high during the initial days of lockdown but later I knew I cannot do anything but accept the situation positively.”

Cruel, as well, originates from a group of specialists — his dad Sanjay is a gynecologist and his senior sibling is a postgraduate clinical understudy in LG Medical College. “My folks proposed that the examination period in clinical is excessively long and it is smarter to seek after a profession in designing,” he giggled.

Niyati Mehta from Ahmedabad with AIR 62 said it was unforeseen. Sharing a directive for young ladies, she stated, “My parents suggested that the study period in medical is too long and it is better to pursue a career in engineering,” he laughed.

Nisarg Chadha, 18, from Vadodara, who was the main up-and-comer from Gujarat making sure about 100 percentile and positioned second in the All India Ranking (AIR) and first in Gujarat in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains, sounded somewhat disillusioned with his Advanced AIR of 16.

“One always has high expectation… but I am happy with what I have scored,” Nisarg said.

Among different up-and-comers from Gujarat among top 100 are Shrey Bavishi (AIR 55) and Dhruv Maroo (AIR 99). Shrey’s dad Nilesh is a specialist while his senior sister is doing her MBBS. Dhruv Maroo improved his JEE Mains positioning of 293.

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