Agartala, June 26: Hard work and success usually go hand-in-hand.
Youngster Anuran Mookherjee, who has distant familial links with Tripura, has proved the adage true after excelling in four competitive examinations.
A student of Army Public School in Guwahati, Anuran has topped the Assam Common Entrance Examination for admission to medical and engineering colleges in the state.
But his list of successes does not end there. He has also topped the 2014 entrance exam to the MBBS course at the Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in Pondicherry, becoming the first student from the Northeast to achieve the feat.
The JIPMER test is considered to be one of the toughest exams in the country.
Over 50,000 students applied for the 150 seats on offer this year.
In addition, he has also secured an all-India rank of 86 in the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
He also secured a rank of 87 in the entrance exam for admission to the MBBS course in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.
A brilliant student throughout his schooling days, Anuran secured more than 95 per cent marks in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), the Class XII exam conducted by the CBSE.
Born in 1996, Anuran, the son of Santanu and Ruma Mookherjee, both officers in the department of customs, has lived in different places across the Northeast because of the transferable nature of his parents’ jobs.
He currently lives in Guwahati.
Anuran’s maternal uncle and physics teacher Swapan Mazumder said, “He mainly prepared for the exams by self-studying but has attributed his success to his parents and teachers. We are really proud of him,” he said.