Finally the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) has announced the results of MBBS Entrance Exam 2017.
Nishita Purohit (18) of Surat (Gujarat) was declared the all India topper. She scored 91.4% marks in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 board this year.
Her father is IIT alumnus Nirmal Indu, who is now the president of a private firm in Odisha, and mother Himanshu is a housewife who has done graduation in pharmacy.
She plans to study cardiology or radiology at AIIMS, New Delhi.
About her success mantra, Nishita said that “classroom learning was most important followed by homework completion on a daily basis and revision”.
About her passion for basketball she said to media that she played the sport “at school level and national levels, but left it for a medical career” as she did not see much scope in basketball. The young athlete, who is also interested in shot put and discus throw and loves singing and music, was, however, quick to clarify that she would continue to play basketball.
Purohit managed to keep away from social medial platforms while preparing for the AIIMS exam, but did not give up her smartphone. “I did not open a facebook account but used WhatsApp for contacting teacher to clear concepts related to the exam,” she said.
Date of the results for another medical examination, NEET 2017, are also likely to be announced soon.