KOTTAYAM: With Odisha native Abhilash Kar coming third in the Kerala Engineering Entrance Examination, you can anticipate Malayalis joking the migrants are now taking over the entrance exam ranks in the state, as well.
Abhilash who studied at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Vadavathoor, wishes to pursue computer science at IIT- Delhi.
He was ranked 110 the JEE (advanced). He said hard work and a good reading habit ensured a strong place in the competition.
Hailing from Bhaliabol Kateni in Dhenkanal district, Abhilash was not surprised in the least by his rank.
“I am not surprised, but I am very much happy with the results,” he told Express over the phone from Dhenkanal. Abhilash’s father Premanand Kar is a farmer and mother Suchitra is a teacher.