The son of a farmer who makes a topper’s list wishes to study in IIT

The son of a farmer who makes a topper’s list wishes to study in IIT

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Self study is the mantra of success to clear any exam, says Durgesh Kumar.

Durgesh Kumar, son of a farmer from Samastipur district who secured the second rank in the merit list of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Class X examination, who wants to study in an IIT. With 480 out of 500 total, Durgesh emerged as the second topper after Himanshu Raj, scoring 481 points. He was expected to score good marks in the board examination. However, making a place on the merit list was an icon on the cake for him and his family.

Despite facing financial hardship by his family, Durgesh managed to study hard under the guidance and support of his uncle, who is a science teacher at BS Inter College, Karua in the district. “I am thankful to my supportive family and teachers who encouraged me to work hard and work on my shortcomings,” says Durgesh.

“My uncle who runs a coaching institute helped me clear my doubts and strengthened the basics while preparing for the board exams,” the guru told
Education Times. He mostly preferred to study the books of NCERT and Bihar State Text Book Publication Corporation (BTBPC), as he pursued arbitrarily expensive reference books for board exams.

A student of SK High School Jitwarpur and a native of Malti village near Samastipur, wants to prepare for the Joint Entrance Examination (IIT JEE) while studying in class eleventh. “Taking a coaching class may not be a viable option for me due to the financial conditions of my family,” he says. They say that to pass any exam, self-motivation and self-study is the mantra of success.

The most of his four siblings, he watches comedy serials and listens to music to relax from his busy study schedule.


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