Bangalore: Keeping up with the tradition of BASE of giving out the best result each year and helping the young minds reach their desired goals, 33 students from the institute scored more than 99 percentile in their first attempt of JEE Main 2019, the results of which were announced recently. Sundararajan Srinivasan, Sashank K J and Chetan Reddy N were the top three students who secured 99.977, 99.961 and 99.929 respectively. Among the toppers were two students hailing from small villages of Karnataka, M Sudeep Gowda and Niranjan M Hegde who scored 99.88% and 99.70% percentile to secure their dreams of studying in top educational institutes in India.
M Sudeep Gowda, hailing from Honchanhalli, is a son of a farmer and had dreams of becoming an IITian since he first learnt about it in class 6th. With an aim to learn more about the exam and its pattern, he joined the TAPAS program which is a free residential program jointly initiated by Rashtrotthana Parishat and BASE in 2012. The course aims to provided free PU education and IIT entrance training to all its selected students belonging to the economically weaker sections of the society such as children of daily wage earner, cobbler, auto driver, house maid etc. In initial days, Sudeep faced a number of challenges due to sudden change in the level of content and course. However, proper mentorship from BASE and Rashtrotthana teachers helped him strategically cope up with the course and adopt advanced learning techniques.
Elated with his recent success, M Sudeep Gowda said: “Regular practice of worksheets, periodical tests and guidance from teachers helped me in overcoming the exam fear and evaluate my mistakes. I adopted several practices such as keeping myself up to-date with the subject taught in class and getting my doubts clarified on the same day, which helped me understand the concepts better. All of these practices ensured that I fare well in the exam. I am now focusing on preparing harder and better my result in the second attempt”.
Niranjan Mahabaleshwara Hegde, who comes from a Lakkisarale a small village near Siddapura in Uttara Kannada district said: “I was determined to academically excel within two months and adopted a strict timetable to get acclimatized to the higher level content. This helped in performing well in the mock tests and further guidance from my teachers helped me in improving my performance. BASE helped us to grow academically, people from Rashthrotthana cared for our physical and mental health and made sure we were in good shape.I used to study 3 to 4 hours a day and used to revise and summarize the lessons taught on a daily basis. Yoga and prayer was part of daily routine which helped us in maintaining calm during the exam. By the time IIT Main exam were near I had gained enough confidence and hence could do well in the exam. I am happy with the score I have got, but I aspire to do better in the next mains and the subsequent advanced test. I wish to work hard and bring laurels to my teachers and parents.
Congratulating the students, P. Srinivasa Sastry Head (IIT-JEE Achiever Program) BASE Educational Services Pvt Ltd, said: “Thanks to our esteemed faculty and our academic planning. Which made this astounding success possible. I congratulate all those who aced up in the exam. We are also expecting a larger number of our students excel well in the forthcoming JEE Main exam which will be conducted in April 2019”.