New Delhi/Srinagar: The National Testing Agency (NTA) declared the result of NEET 2021 exam, paving the way for admission in medical colleges across the country.
Mrinal Kutteri, a resident of Hyderabad has got 100 per cent marks and secured all India rank No 1 while Tanmay Gupta from Jammu and Karthika Nair have also secured 100 per cent marks. Karthika is also top among female candidates. The NTA has put the result on its official website and also sent email to students.
The Supreme Court on October 28 had allowed the NTA to release the NEET result, after which the results were announced.
Due to delay in examination results, the new session of 2021-22 could also be delayed.
Students who qualify the NEET exam will be able to get admission in various courses including MBBS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS and BHMS in various reputed medical colleges across the country.
After the amendment in the National Medical Commission Act, 2019, admission in MBBS course of 13 AIIMS located across the country and Jawaharlal PG Institute of Medical Education and Research, Puducherry takes place through NEET.
The NEET exams were conducted on September 12 at over 3,800 centres across 202 cities in India. Around 16 lakh students from all over the country had applied to appear for the exam.
According to the NTA, on the initiative of the Government of India, the medical entrance exam 'NEET-UG' was also conducted for the first time in Dubai and Kuwait.
Meanwhile, 18-year-old Tanmay Gupta from Jammu has created history by becoming the first from Jammu and Kashmir to be among the national toppers of NEET 2021.
Speaking with Greater Kashmir from Jammu, Tanmay’s father Dr Akshay Gupta confirmed that his son is among the toppers. Dr Gupta said it was the “sheer handwork” of Tanmay which led to his success in the competitive exam.
“We are Jammu based but have sent our son to Delhi for education where he has excelled and now is among the toppers. I am glad Tanmay has done well and it is his sheer hard work which is responsible for his success. There are no words that can express our joy” said Dr Gupta.
A National Daily while quoting Tanmay as saying: “I am glad that I could make my UT proud by bringing it on the forefront of our nation, as Jammu & Kashmir being part of the country is still kept separated as far as medical admissions in premier institutions of other country are concerned,” he said.
Tanmay’s success story began right from Class-10. After he scored 100% in both Science and Maths in Class-10 CBSE board exams, his parents Dr Akshay Gupta and Dr Shivali Gupta, both practicing doctors, felt that Tanmat should get an opportunity to polish his potential in a more competitive environment with other children of the country. With this in mind, they took the tough decision of sending their only child away from home, to DPS R K Puram in Delhi.
Tanmay said students from J&K have as much potential as others in the country.
“We need to stop being content in our own little world and go out to explore new horizons. If I can achieve this, anyone from J&K can achieve this,” he said.
The 18-year-old adds that consistency is the key. “I used to study for three to five hours a day after school and whenever it was holiday, I’d increase the hours to seven to eight hours. I always set a target for each day, and when I accomplished that, it used to give me sense of euphoria and motivated me to further work towards my target,” he said.
“With an aim to get admission in one of the best institutions of the country, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi in my mind, I left my hometown to pursue Class 11 and 12 from Delhi, but God had different plans for me and I was blessed to be eligible to be selected in India’s top institution in medical sciences--AIIMS Delhi,” he said. In his free time, Tanmay likes to go swimming and watch light-hearted TV programmes. He, however, kept himself completely away from social media and other OTT platforms.