AHMEDABAD: Students from Gujarat have performed exceptionally well in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission in to postgraduate medical courses. More than 30 students from the state have ranked in top 100.
Close to 4,500 students from Gujarat appeared for the 1,500 seats in the state. In the entire state maximum number of successful students are from Ahmedabad. What's more, more than 20 students of BJ Medical College have found place in top 100 list.
However, students had some anxious moments on Thursday as results were declared in the evening but the website crashed due to heavy rush and students could only came to know about their result late in the night.
Most of the toppers belong to non-doctor families. Kewal Kanabar, with all-India eleventh rank, has topped Gujarat's merit list. He is from BJ Medical College. Kewal was followed by Divesh Dadhania, whose all-India rank is 29th and Gujarat rank is 2. Ravi Shah ranked third in the state and 35th over all. All the three toppers are from middle-class families and also the first doctors in their family.
Talking to TOI, BJ Medical College dean Bharat Shah said that the reason this time the students from Gujarat, and especially from the medical college, fared well was that in the final year they made special arrangements for the students. The aspirants were trained to attempt multiple choice questions (MCQs). "We created a laboratory were students are given five sets of question paper of MCQs hence they were well prepared for the test," Shah said.
As published in TOI
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