It’s a family of toppers.

Five years after his brother finished 1st in All India in JEE Advanced and landed a job in Hong Kong, it was another proud moment for the family when Raghav Goyal grabbed 4th in All India in JEE Advanced, whose results were announced on Sunday.

Raghav, a student of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15, Panchkula, is happy to have his brother around. “I am happy because my brother is also here at the moment. In 2018 he got his AIR 1 degree and got admission in IIT-Bombay.

His great interest in mathematics and computers led him to become an engineer.

Aiming for admission into IIT-Bombay now, Raghav has scored AIR 20 with a score of 100 per cent in JEE Mains 2023.

Raghav’s father, Pankaj Goyal, who did his BTech from Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh and now runs a pharmaceutical company in Panchkula Industrial Area, remembers his preparation days. He worked as an ITS Officer in the Government of India before going ahead to start his own company.

“When I attended, at that time it was a JET plane and I got AIR 31. That was a moment when I never thought that my kids would secure AIR 1 and AIR 4,” Pankaj said.

Raghav’s mother, Mamta Goyal, who is a co-owner of the pharmaceutical company, is also excited about her son’s result.

“Raghav’s elder brother got an offer in Hong Kong and is now working there. We are happy to have him here too in this moment of happiness,” Pankaj added.

Raghav’s brother Pranav scored AIR 1 in JEE Advanced 2018. He has pursued BTech from IIT-Bombay.

On Sunday, there was a dulcet at the family’s home to celebrate the milestone.

While explaining his preparation, Raghav said, “In all, I will study about 10 hours. I feel that interest in what you study is very important. Since I am interested in mathematics and computers, I want to create something new.”

Raghav has received training from Allen Institute.

Raghav also represented India at the 2022 IOAA (International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics) held in Georgia from August 14-21 and won a gold medal and a special award.

Not only this, he has also been selected to represent India at the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO 2023) to be held in Tokyo from 10th to 17th July. He has also qualified for Indian Chemistry Olympiad 2023 (INChO 2023) and Indian Mathematical Olympiad 2023 (INMO 2023), other than qualifying for NTSE (Second Phase) held by NCERT and getting NTSE Scholarship.

Pankaj said, “We have been blessed by God to make our children believe in such higher ranks.”

Moulik Jindal, AIR 19

Moulik Jindal also made the city proud with his rank of 19th in All India. He is a resident of Sector 46 of Chandigarh, and is also a student of Bhavan Vidyalaya. His dad said they skipped every family occasion and even a vacation to make sure Rohit didn’t feel deprived of something.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Rohit Jindal, father of Mulik, said: “He was so focused that we knew he would succeed. Of anything. Our whole family hasn’t gone on vacation for the past three years and hasn’t attended any family event.”

Rohit works in the computer field while his wife, Rekha Jindal, is a housewife.

Molik studied eight to ten hours every day and was interested in computer science. His brother Sanchit is also at IIT-Bombay.

“Hard work and consistency are very important if one is to achieve their goal. My parents and teachers have really supported me throughout the journey.”

Happy with the son’s achievement, the family plans a vacation soon to celebrate the success.

Molik scored AIR 75 in JEE Main 2023 and qualified in NSEP (Physics), NSEC (Chemistry), NSEA (Astronomy), and pre-qualified for IOQM (Mathematics Olympiad), KVPY Scholar and NTSE Scholar. He was also selected for the OCSC Chemistry and Astronomy Camp.

In the Class 12 Board Examinations, Molik obtained 95% marks.

Kamyak Chana, AIR 31

Kamiyak Channa, a resident of Dhakoli in Zirakpur, was rated 31st in All India. A district level chess player, Channa AIR scored 21 in JEE Mains.

Channa’s father Jitender Channa works as a manager in HDFC Bank, Naraingarh while mother Latika works as a teacher in a private school.

To crack the exam, Jitender will ensure that he is away from social media.

“To relax, I either go for a walk with my friends or play chess. I like to ensure that I spend about eight hours studying. More than the number of hours you put in, you should focus on the quality hours,” Kamiac said.

Kamyak studied at DAV School in Sector 8, Chandigarh, and wants to pursue Computer Science Engineering from IIT-Bombay.

Qassem Taye 68

Harsh Taya, a resident of Sector 34, Chandigarh, and a student of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula, scored an All India ranking of 68th in their JEE Advanced results.

Harsh is a student at Sri Chaitanya Institute, Chandigarh.

Harsh said the hard work that has been done has finally paid off. “My teachers and parents deserve a special mention without whom this feat would not have been possible. My parents have always trusted and encouraged me.”

Harsh’s parents are government school teachers. He will invest 10-11 hours of study and wants to gain admission in IIT-Delhi.

Harsh stated that to give himself breaks in his study hours, he would watch animated videos on YouTube to calm his mind.

Harsh’s parents are very happy. “Today, as our son achieves a milestone in his journey, it is a proud moment for us. The trust and faith we had, sacrifices and determination paved the way for him to succeed. It is a very proud moment for us,” said Harsh’s parents.


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