Medha N Rao
Mangalore, May 28: Medha N Rao is the topper in medical in the district
Announcement of CET results has spread cheer in Dakshina Kannada district, as many students who have scored ranks within 25 either hail or have pursued their PUC in the colleges in the district.
Medha N Rao, who has secured the second rank in medical is very excited about her fete. Speaking to Deccan Herald, Medha said that she did not expect such a high ranking and is on cloud nine, since she heard about her results.
Medha said that she was brought up in Qatar. “I joined Experts PU College, to pursue my PU education. The two years have been tough, but rewarding. Thanks to my teachers and my parents, who have extended their support,” she said.
Medha, aspires to become a doctor and said that she will select KMC, Mangalore to pursue her MBBS.
Just like any other teenager, Medha loves movies, chatting and shopping. “I love reading books,” she added. Presently, Medha is on a vacation in Bangalore and will join her parents Narayan and Shobha Rao in Qatar, after her admissions.
Sachin Krishnaraj, a student of Canara PU College has secured fourth rank in medical and 98th rank in engineering.
“I don’t mind pursuing engineering or medical. I find both the subjects interesting,” said Sachin who hails from Mulleria Kasargod.
“I am interested to join IIT. In case, if i get admissions in a good medical college such as Bangalore Medical College or KMC (Mangalore), then I may give it a thought,” he said.
Sachin, son of Dr Suresh Raj who is a pediatrician and Dr Savithri Raj, a dermatologist said: “My parents, both being medical practitioners have influenced me a lot.” He is interested in playing cricket and reading.
Sahan Alva who has secured fourth rank in engineering wants to take up electronics stream and work in the field of robotics.
“I am trying for IIT and preparations are on full swing. If not IIT, I want to join NIT,” he said.
Sahan has secured 95 per cent in PCMS. Though he hails from Mangalore, his parents Suresh and Usha Alva are settled in Mysore.
Sahan loves playing tennis and football in his free-time. “I have always aspired to become an engineer, and feel blessed that my dream is falling in place,” he said.
Varun Venkatesh, a student of Expert PU College has secured sixth rank in CET (medical).
Son of Dr Venkatesh Sanjeeva and Lavanya, Varun wants to follow his father’s footsteps by taking up medicine and specialise in Oncology.
“Cancer is on the rise. I wan’t to take up research in cancer and find treatment for the deadly-disease,” he said.
Ashish K, who secured the seventh rank and Sayeeksha Kotekar who secured the eighth rank in CET (medical) are students of Experts PU College.
Ashish who hails from Kanhangad in Kerala, wants to pursue his studies in Bangalore Medical College. “I am interested in Cardiology. My father Kesavan Putti is a pediatrician and I have always aspired to become a doctor and take up research,” he said.
Sayeeksha who hails from Mangalore, is an all-rounder. “I have given importance to extra-curricular activities along with my studies. I am a national level chess player and a swimmer. I play harmonium and have completed seniors in drawing,” she revealed.
Sayeeksha, daughter of Ramanath and Asha Kotekar wants to pursue MBBS in Bangalore Medical College.
Aishwarya Malagi who has secured 18th rank in CET- medical, Priyanka P, 20th rank in CET (medical) and Abhishek Santhkumar who has scored 25th rank in CET-engineering pursued their PU in Experts PU College.
Aishwariya hails from Belgaum and aims to take up medicine in Bangalore Medical College. She has secured 95.5 per cent in PUC. She likes playing tennis and singing. Abhishek Santhkumar, wants to pursue engineering in computer science.
“I have always been fascinated in artificial intelligence. I want to research on this subject. I am trying for IIT, if not for NIT,” he said.
CET toppers want to be doctors
MANGALORE: Three II year pre-university students, who studied in Mangalore, have brought laurels to their respective colleges by bagging ranks in the Common Entrance Test (CET), the results of which were announced on Tuesday.
Medha Narayana Rao, student of Expert PU College has secured the second rank in medical, Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy (ISMH) and in agriculture BSc in the CET examination. She has pursued her education till tenth standard in Qatar as her father Narayan Rao, a chartered accountant, and mother Shobha Rao, a homemaker, are residents of Qatar.
Medha told TOI that she came from Qatar to Mangalore to pursue PUC since the coastal region always produced toppers in PUC and CET. “I want to pursue MBBS at Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore,” she added. When results were announced, Medha was in Bangalore in her relative’s home.
Medha has secured 94.7% in II PUC. She said she is extremely happy as the government has announced that it will reimburse the fees of undergraduate professional courses for top five rank holders of CET.
“I was surprised when my parents called me to inform me that I have secured second rank,” said Medha.
To beat the stress while preparing for the examination, she used to watch movies and go for shopping in malls. “I did not study one day prior to the CET examination, I just stayed relaxed but frequent mock tests conducted by our college helped me to perform well in CET and PUC examination,” said Medha.
I gave up cricket
Sachin Krishna Raj K of Canara PU College has secured fourth rank in medical in CET. Like Medha, Sachin too had chosen Mangalore to get quality education from Kasargod in Kerala.
Sachin’s parents – Sukheesh Raj and Savithri Raj — are doctors in Kasargod. He said: “I gave up playing cricket after finishing SSLC to perform well in CET and other entrance examinations.”
Sachin said he is aspiring to become a doctor as his parents are also doctors.
He has cracked Kishore Vaigyanik Prothsahan Yojana examination, which is a national programme of fellowships in basic sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally and highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses in top institutes like Indian Institute of Science. Sachin had scored 95% in PUC.
Medha Narayana Rao: Medical (second rank), Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy (second rank), agriculture BSc( second rank) and engineering (432nd rank), food science (58).
Sachin Krishna Raj K: medical (fourth rank), food science ( 30th rank), agriculture BSc (39th rank), ISMH (39th rank) and engineering (98th rank).