A farmer’s son from Lucknow, Prashant Gupta, has secured the All India Rank one in chemistry in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2018) examinations, the results of which were declared on last Friday.
He had secured 71.67% marks out of 100.
“My aim was to score under AIR 10. But I never expected that I will top in chemistry,” said the 24-year-old, who likes to read books and play cricket.
Prashant did his schooling from a UP board school in Bakshi Ka Talab area of Lucknow.
“It gives me immense satisfaction that despite being a pass out of UP Board, I was able to top in the chemistry exam,” he said.
He added, “Though my father is a farmer, he wholeheartedly supported my dream to pursue higher studies. I shall remain grateful to him. Its time for me to celebrate this moment of joy with him and the rest of my family members.”