Prakash Rathod topped the IIT entrance in the SC-PwD category securing AIR 1 in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Advanced 2022) result announced on September 11. The JEE Advanced 2022 topper wants to pursue Computer Science at an IIT. Talking about his success, the topper said, “My stage fear has gone after attending this program. I could also improve my English and listening skills and learn how to interact with others confidently.” Prakash Rathod who hails from Karnataka is the son of a farmer.
The other top achievers are Bulandshahar girl Manjaree, who achieved AIR 126 in the general-EWS (Economically Weaker Section), and Irfan Hussain (AIR 46) in the ST category, according to the release. Manjaree’s father is a shopkeeper and her mother is a housewife. “I wish to make my career in Applied Physics,” she said. “I am sure I will be able to fulfill my dream by getting into an IIT.”
Mr. Hussain, who is the son of a farmer, aspired to become a computer scientist. He stated that “I aspire to become a computer scientist. Through this program, I could practically learn communication and leadership skills, active participation, and out-of-the-box thinking. The session with CCL was really fun and I gained confidence for initiation.”
The IIT Gandhinagar is now training the JEE Advanced achievers with important communication, and other skills to help them accustomed to the IIT environment. According to IIT Gandhinagar, 100 students from the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and other government schools have been selected for the Dakshana Leadership Programme based on their outstanding academic abilities. The Dakshana Leadership Programme aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge in an IIT environment to help them reach their full potential, as per the release.