Not only the first three rank-holders in both engineering and medical entrances are from outside Kolkata but also no girl student has broken into the the top 10 merit list in the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE),the result of which was declared today.
Chairman,WBJEE,Bhaskar Gupta,however,said the overall performance of Kolkata is better than the districts though district students have notched the top positions in both medical and engineering. Gupta expressed disappointment over girl students failing to make it to the top 10.
Most of the toppers in both engineering and medical have decided to study in institutes outside the state for the sake of better career options.
Deepanjan Kundu,of Bankura,who has snagged the top spot in engineering,has decided to study Computer Science at one of the IITs.
Kundu,whose favourite subjects are Physics and Mathematics,dedicated six-eight hours to studies every day. He loves watching cricket,especially the Indian Premier League,and plays tabla.
Sovic Chakraborty,of Hatgobindapur in Burdwan,who has secured the second position in engineering,has decided to study physics at IISC,Bangalore. Chakraborty,who loves Rabindrasangeet,watching television and reading story books,said his dream was to go for research in the field of astrophysics.
Tathaghata Srimani,a resident of Bankura,who has secured the second position in medical science,is keen to join either the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) or Maulana Azad Medical College in Delhi.
Tathaghata,who ranked 43rd at Kishore Baigyanik Prathya Yojana,said there werent enough career options in Kolkata. There is only one medical college in the city SSKM Hospital where seats are limited,he added.