A daily wages widow labour’son hailing from a tribal district of Mayurbhanj, Odisha cracked and topped IIT under Schedule Tribe category. Rajanikant Nayak, whose mother is the sole source of income has a sister too who is, unfortunately, bed-ridden. The meritorious student passed out Intermediate (10+2) from a nearby school with 80% marks.
Rajinikanth, who got overjoyed after listening to the results, did not expect at all of cracking JEE Mains. His All India Ranking (ST) stood at 245. He gave all his success referring to his teachers, their guidance as well as the environment at educational institutions from where he took coaching classes so as to appear in the IIT-JEE entrance examination.
The 15 year old boy stated that,“It’s dream come true…no…I had not even dreamt of studying in IIT.The environment at KISS, guidance of teachers here are behind my success.
The institutions from where he took coaching classes are Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS). It provides free coaching to underprivileged top 30 meritorious students who are willing to appear in various entrance exams such as IIT, NIT, IIM, Medical Entrance, PMT, etc. The highly qualified faculty belonging to Kalinga International School help these students in achieving goals. It is the first time that a student from KISS has topped JEE. Cracking IIT is every engineer aspirant’s dream, but not everyone’s idea turns out into reality.
According to KISS Founder, Achyuta Samanta, “For the past three years, we were making continuous efforts towards the success of KISS students in IIT-JEE. Rajinikanth’s success will pave a way for many students of the institute to join IITs in the coming years.”
As of now Rajanikant Nayak and his mother are merrily preparing to get admission in one of the IITs. Being one of the most prestigious technical institutes of India, it is always a privilege to be called as Alumni of IIT. KISS’s sole aim is to attract more and more such meritorious student to seek to coach underprivileged, cracking entrance examination and thus, making the nation proud of them.