Student of Cujira-based Mushtifund Aryaan Higher Secondary School Gaurav Awasthi had the highest score in all the three subjects — physics, chemistry and mathematics — at the Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET), results for which were declared on Thursday.
Awasthi scored 72 in chemistry, an improvement over 2019’s highest of 69 in the subject. He retained last year’s top scores in mathematics and physics with 72 and 70, respectively.
“I would like to pursue electrical or aerospace engineering in the future and go into the field of space research and rocket design,” he said.
Gaurav had earlier scored 95.16% at the state board’s Class XII science stream exam.
“It is the support and guidance of the teachers and staff of Mushtifund Aryaan Higher Secondary that made this possible,” said Awasthi, the son of a private firm employee Navin and homemaker Suman Director of his school, Vyankatesh Prabhudesai, said that his institute has seen its students get 15 out of the 16 top scores at GCET 2020.
The results for GCET, conducted by the directorate of technical education with the support of IIT Bombay, were declared in quick time, despite a team arriving for the result preparation from outside the state amid travel restrictions.comparison to last year’s 24.05.
“Outstation candidates from border areas were facilitated to appear for GCET by issuing special travel permits. Such outstation candidates as well as quarantined ones were seated in isolation at the exam centres,” she said.