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CET toppers shower gratitude on teachers, parents

MUMBAI:If the results of MHT-CET 2016 for medical and dental courses have slightly come down this year compared to last year, blame it on the confusion over NEET. However, now with the results out, it’s time for celebration for engineering as well as medical aspirants who have made it. dna took the opportunity and spoke with two top scorers from the city – one in engineering and the other in medical – who secured 199/200 and 200/200, respectively.

Chinmay Ghanekar of Vile Parle’s Sathaye College is a top scorer from engineering stream with 199/200 in PCM: “My favourite subjects are physics and maths. For me, physics was a little difficult and that is why I lost one mark. Else, I would have scored 50 out of 50. I made a chart on a white board in which I wrote a target of scoring 195 marks in MHT-CET but I scored 199 out of 200 in PCM. I am happy with my score. It would not have been possible without the help of my teachers and support of my parents and grandparents. I am a football player and a good dancer. I would say that not being on social networking sites like Facebook and WhatsApp helped me to concentrate on my studies. I used to constantly get calls from my friends over doubts that I always cleared. I always studied for at least three to four hours a day and that too from the beginning of my HSC academic year.”
In the HSC board examination, Chinmay had scored 83.6% for which he gave credit to his mother Seema, who had stood first in HSC female category during her time. Chinmay profusely thanked his mother, who is an electrical engineer, for the tips that she gave him during his CET preparations. His father Uday Ghanekar is a chartered accountant.
Chinmay’s score break-up: Maths-100/100, Chemistry-50/50 and Physics-49/50.
Rishabh Rawat of Bandra’s Indian Education Society Junior College is a top scorer from medical stream with 200/200 in PCB: “I give credit to my teachers and my parents for my score. I took private tuitions for all three subjects. To some extent, I stopped using social media during my CET preparations. But when the supreme court order came that CET marks will not be considered for medical admissions, I was very disappointed as I was not prepared for NEET. I studied two days before NEET phase-I, which was conducted on May 1.”
In his HSC board examination, Rishabh, whose parents are doctors, had scored 92%. Though his parents were definitely an inspiration for him to take up medical profession, Rishabh claimed he himself too always wanted to be a doctor.
Rishabh’s score break-up is anybody’s guess: Physics-50/50, Chemistry-50/50 and Biology-100/100.

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