The news brought lots of happiness to the city as the local boy Shubham Kumar Singh. National topper in the mechanical branch in the prestigious Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE), the results of which were declared on Friday. Shubham, a final year student of BTech of Hartcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI) shared his success with his family members and close friends.
On the other hand, Shubham`s father found hard to believe his ears that his son topped the exam and asked him to re-check the results.
“My father could not believe that I became national topper and he asked me to check the GATE results again,” said Shubham
Son of Dr Arvind Singh, medical officer in State Ayurvedic Dispensary and presently posted in Budaun and Sarita Singh, Shubham had been a meritorious student since his school days. His younger brother is also a good student.
Shubham believes that consistency in studies is the only mantra for success and believed to be the reason to his success. Further, when asked about his future plans, he replied, “I may opt for Indian Insititute of Sciences (IISc) in Bangalore for pursuing my post-graduation for which I will be applying soon or else I may settle down with a job in Public Sector Unit (PSU) as I have achieved a good rank in GATE,”
Several other students of the premier HBTI have cracked GATE. These are Utkarsh Mishra (Rank 91 in mechanical Engg), Satyam Awasthi (Rank 120 in mechanical Engg), Himanshu Gupta (Rank 192 in civil Engg) and Ranjeet Singh (Rank 242 in civil Engg).
Apoorva Gupta, another meritorious student of chemical engineering branch of HBTI, Kanpur was elated over his success as he bagged 10th rank in chemical engineering branch in GATE. Apoorva has done his parents, Arun Gupta and Shobhana Gupta and the institute proud by achieving this success.
Apoorva said that he would like to do an in Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) as he had got good rank in GATE and in case he studies further, he would like to study in Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bangalore. Regular study of 3-4 hours is sufficient to crack top notch exams like GATE, he added.