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JEE Main 2022 topper from Maharashtra switched to CBSE board for better JEE preparation

Amravati boy Shrenik Mohan Sakla – who is one of the JEE Main 2022 toppers among 24 candidates with 100 percentile – says he wants to pursue a career in applied mathematics, and it has led him to his IIT dream. His goal is to get admission to IIT Mumbai or Delhi as a computer science student.

A student of Maharishi Public School in Amravati, Sakla, who scored 99 percent in Physics and Chemistry and 98 percent in Mathematics in the CBSE Class 12 exams, said the lockdown and its online learning restrictions have come as a blessing to him. came in, contributed to their success in JEE Main.

“I have always been a self-study kind of person. Students who struggle with self-control may have difficulty learning online because they can be easily distracted by gadgets or other things. For me, it saved commuting time and gave me a full day to study at home at my convenience,” he said.

“Since I am good at distractions, I studied only six or seven hours a day, but my concentration did not drop during that time. My younger sister was appearing for her class 10 exams this year, so the home environment was also conducive as our mother made sure that we were not distracted during the study hours. People go to hostels to avoid distractions, but even if we had guests, my mother made sure I was not disturbed.”

Sakla has studied course material and alumni placements in various IITs and hence, he wants to pursue computer science with a focus on data science at IIT Delhi or Mumbai, given its track record for the same.

He had earlier topped his previous school in Class 10, which was affiliated to IGCSE with a 98.4 percentile, but switched to a CBSE school for the NCERT syllabus as it helped him prepare for JEE Main exam in a better way.

“Actually I enjoy applied mathematics like calculus. When I was researching for a career in mathematics, I also came across the Indian Statistical Institute, but people usually go there to study theoretical mathematics, so I chose IIT,” said the topper.

He has two scholarships so far, the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Scholarship (the scheme has now been discontinued by the government) and the National Talent Search Examination Scholarship, which he won two years ago. In classes 11 and 12, he received Rs 15,000 as a scholarship amount, which he said was used to pay for distance education courses for JEE coaching. For the next four years, he expects to get Rs 25,000.

His father is in the business related to agriculture while his mother is a homemaker.

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