Udaipur : Udaipur boy Kalpit Veerval has topped the prestigious JEE Main 2017. Kalpit is the first student to score a 100 percentile i.e full marks of 360 in the JEE Main competition. A student of the MDS Senior Secondary School here, Kalpit had been regular throughout the year who didn’t miss a single class. “ Though everyone suggested that I should go to Kota or Hyderabad for coaching, but I didn’t want to take studies as a burden, rather wanted to enjoy what I learned. And so I decided to stay back in Udaipur and join the coaching here alongwith regular schooling” Kapit told Udaipur Kiran.
Though the 17-year old teen was quite confident of his preparations but a full on score was something no one expected. “ I knew I could score the first rank but never thought that it would be the magical figure-360” he said. Kalpit’s father Pushpendra Veerval is a male nurse at the Government MB hospital while his mother Pushpa is a govt school teacher. “ My parents were particular about my health and made sure that I never suffered even a slight cold or cough. I spent 5-6 hours for studies at home apart from the time spent at school and coaching classes” Kalpit says. Badminton, cricket are his favorite sports while he has a flair for music which he takes as a stress buster.
“Kalpit had been an extremely bright student who also took keen interest in extra curricular activities at school. He represented the school at national level competition of the Atal Tinkering Labs held by the Neeti Aayog last year” says Shailendra Somani, director MDS school. Kalpit had topped all India level in the Indian Junior Science Olympiad in the 9th class and cracked the top spot at the NTSE while in 10th grade, says his mentor Mohit Wadhwani from Resonance, Udaipur. Kalpit desires to pursue computer science from IIT-Mumbai.