City boy ranks 8th in NEET, three more among top 100
A youngster from Bengal has bagged 8th rank among more than 7 lakh medical course aspirants from across the country as the CBSE announced the combined merit list of the first and second National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Tests (NEET)s to medical courses. Three others from the state have also made it to the top 100.
Paikpara resident Dhritiman Chatterjee of Calcutta Boys’ School, who bagged the eighth postion, scored 671out of 720, 14 marks less than the topper, Het Shah, who has got 685.Chatterjee, who has already taken admissions to Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research in Puducherry , said “I was expecting to be among the top 20. Though I have secured a great rank, I would want to continue at JIPMER. Here, the faculty is excellent and very cooperative. I am trying to convince my parents that I would not shift anywhere else. I also love Puducherry , which is so serene.“ But Chatterjee did not appear for the WBJEE (Medical) held on July 20. “I did not take the test as I wanted to move out of the city . The medical colleges outside Bengal has a better infrastructure.“ A piece of advice to medical aspirants from Chatterjee: “You should follow the text thoroughly . One should appear for mock tests and tutorials are important.“
Chatterjee’s mother also se emed equally confident of his success. “I knew he would do well. He took coaching and appeared for only medical entrance tests. He appeared for tests to AIIMS, JIIPMER, AIPMT (NEET I). In the first exam, he ranked 64th, in JIIPMER he stood 19. In NEET I, he came 8th,“ she said. The boy , who had to work extra on physics, loves to play cricket and is passionate about books. “I never forced him to study . Since Class X, he took interest in biology and told us he wanted to become a doctor. He might have been inspired by his uncle, a physician,“ she said.
Chatterjee’s batchmate at JIPMER, Soumyajyoti Raha from Assembly of God Church School, ranked 52nd. “I will probably continue here though my rank may get me into Maulana Azad Medical College in Delhi,“ said Raha. “I want to go into medical oncological research.“
The next rank-holder from Bengal till now is Koulik Sarkar, who has come 68th. “I was not excepting such a good rank though I was confident to be mong the top 200,“ said Sarkar from Cooch Behar. He ranked126th in AIIMS test. “I have found a seat at AIIMS, Bhopal. But I was waiting for the NEET results. In JIPMER my rank was 531. I would want to study in a good Delhi medical college,“ he added.
The next ranker is Anubhav Das (97), who has got a seat at AIIMS, Delhi. “I came 30th in AIIMS exam. In NEET, one has to keep the time in mind, I must have faltered there. I would want to go in for genetics research,“ Das said from Delhi.
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