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State topper expected to stand first in the nation

He stood first among Tamil Nadu students in NEET, but may not show up for counselling that begins on Thursday.

Published: 24th August 2017 01:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2017 07:03 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HOSUR: He stood first among Tamil Nadu students in NEET, but may not show up for counselling that begins on Thursday. For, Santhosh, a resident of Hosur in Krishnagiri district, already has a JIPMER seat in Puducherry and is not looking for a change, if his dad’s position is anything to go by.

Despite Santhosh emerging a NEET topper, his father, a medical practitioner himself, is upset. Dr R Rangarajan wanted his son to be an all-India rank holder, not a mere State topper. Tells you something about parental pressure.

A CBSE student till Class XII, Santhosh shuttled between Hosur and Bengaluru every weekend to attend NEET coaching classes for the past two years. “I expected my son to be more than a mere State topper with only 656 marks,” Dr R Rangarajan said.

Santhosh stood 86th in the JIPMER entrance and joined the college last month. “He plans to study there,” a visibly disappointed Rangarajan said.

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