FIVE STUDENTS from the Tricity secured ranks among top 100 of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS entrance examination, results of which were declared late on Tuesday evening. City girl Arushi topped the Tricity by securing AIR (all India rank) 10, followed by Japnoor Kaur with AIR 32.
A student of Government Model School, Sector 19, Arushi evinced interest in medicine at a very young age. “Ever since I was a child, I wanted to study medicine in order to be able to save lives. I am glad that I will now be able to live this dream,” Arushi told Chandigarh Newsline. She now wants to get admission to AIIMS, New Delhi.
Talking about how she prepared for the examination, Arushi said, “It is all about how much hard work you are willing to put in, it is very important to study regularly.”
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She claims she got a lot of support from her parents — her father works as an engineer and her mother is a government schoolteacher. “Not only my parents, even my elder brother has been a great source of inspiration for me.”
Japnoor Kaur, a student of Shishu Niketan School, Sector 43, secured AIR 32. “It is important to revise subjects the same day you learn them. In addition to this, the main thing is to ensure that you clearly understand the concepts,” Kaur told Chandigarh Newsline. She wants to opt for AIIMS, New Delhi, and wants to do research in genetics later.
Shivam Singla, who scored AIR 37, wants to take up a career in neurology and will hopefully apply for AIIMS, New Delhi. His parents work as dentists in the city.
Tanish Modi, whose parents work at PGIMER, scored AIR 68. “I have always been inspired by my parents. Now I want to study to be a radiologist or a neurologist, just like them,” Tanish said, adding that regular studies were the key to scoring good marks in the entrance exam.
Mukund Garg, who scored AIR 69, wants to study to be a cardiologist in the future. His father works as a chartered accountant in the city and his mother is a housewife. “It is only hard work that makes you realise your goals. Just work hard, and success will be yours,” he said.
This year, the AIIMS entrance test was conducted on May 29 for 672 available seats across seven AIIMS in India. Lakhs of students had applied to get admission to seven campuses of AIIMS in New Delhi, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Raipur, Rishikesh and Bhopal.