Shishir RK from Narayana Olympiad School Sahakarnagar has again topped the country in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2022 which was conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B), the results of which were declared on Sunday.
The 17-year-old student had previously secured the first rank in Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2022 Pharmacy stream and stood fourth in the engineering stream.
Shishir had been dreaming of joining the IIT-Bombay since he was in class 8. He also dreams of owning his own startup one day.
Shishir scored 314 marks out of 360 marks in JEE Advanced. His list of achievements is long. Earlier this year, he secured an All India Rank 56 in JEE Mains and AIR 2 in Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Exam (KVYP). Instituted in 1999, KVPY is a prestigious fellowship offered by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to encourage students to study basic and natural science subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and pursue research as a career. The KVYP aptitude exam to select deserving students is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science.
“Learning a subject or concentrating on a particular topic just for enjoyment and not just for mere marks is where I made the difference. I had to put in a lot of effort as the preparation for JEE-advanced was very tough. My study time started from 6.30 a.m. in the morning and continued till 8.30 a.m. in the evening,” said the young topper.
Shishir loves to play Rubik’s cube, watch videos on YouTube and also at time plays Badminton to ease his stress.
“My parents were my biggest motivation who constantly supported me, analysed my mistakes and provided critical feedbacks to further work on them. They have also ensured that I have a good health to carry on,” said he.
“I also owe a lot to my Organic Chemistry teacher whose guidance has helped me to go a long way.”
Talking about Covid, the young boy confidently said that there were no such issues as the online system too was quite smooth to carry on with the studies ad exam preparation tests.