Delhi boy inspired by APJ Abdul Kalam tops JEE Main 2020 – Times of India


For 18-year old Laksh Gupta improving self has been a major focus and that is the reason why he chose to appear in JEE Main 2020 twice – January and September. He had scored 99.8 percentile in January exam and has achieved a perfect 100 percentile in the JEE Main conducted in September 2020. He is among the 24 perfect scorers of JEE Main 2020.

Laksh cleared class XII from Sanskriti school, Chanakyapuri, this year with 96.2%. He had also won a gold medal at the International Economics Olympiad 2019, which was held at St. Petersburg, Russia.

“We have experienced a major event that will go down in the history books. We experienced an unprecedented way of board exam and now took JEE Main amid the coronavirus outbreak,” Laksh tells
Education Times.

Like other aspirants, Laksh too was anxious due to multiple rescheduling of the exam schedule but was satisfied to see the precautions and arrangements at the exam centre. “Rescheduling exams any further would have proved to be disturbing for aspirants. Initially, I was paranoid about contracting the virus, but the arrangement and safety guidelines were satisfactory,” he adds.

He aspires to join IIT Delhi for BTech in Computer Science programme and has his eyes on achieving a good score in JEE Advanced. When asked about the future plans, he simply says, “I want to make my country proud. I am deeply inspired by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam for his extra-ordinary quality of staying connected with our roots,” he adds.

Laksh was also a student at the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) in Dehradun for a few years, where he developed an interest in sports such as squash and shooting. He had also received Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) and Junior Science Talent Search Examination (JSTSE) scholarships in the past. His father, Manish Gupta is an iron and steel businessman and mother, Meenu Gupta is a housewife.





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