Jaipur students fall short in medical entrance after JEE success

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After the astonishing success in JEE Advanced, much was expected from city students when AIIMS MBBS entrance results were declared on Thursday.

From 7 ranks in the top 100 in JEE Advanced, city aspirants managed to bag just two spots—Ajit Singh (82) and Isha Setia (92)— in the category.

Both the toppers from Jaipur are eyeing admissions in AIIMS Delhi. “My rank won’t make it possible for me to secure a seat in AIIMS Delhi. In this way, I should sit tight for the NEET result. I am hoping to get a good college,” said a disappointed Singh.

He passed from BVB Vidhyashram and scored 96% in Class XII Science. Echoing similar concerns, Setia says that if it’s not Delhi, she would prefer joining Jodhpur or Rishikesh AIIMS. “Except Delhi, I will get admission in any other AIIMS. I am hoping to secure a rank between 150 and 200 in NEET. If I am not able to get a good college with my NEET scores, I will certainly decide on Jodhpur,” said Setia. She passed Class XII from Delhi Public School (DPS).

Son of a medical officer in Rajasthan secretariat, Dr Rommel Singh, Ajit Singh’s passion for biology is behind his interest in joining medicine. “I don’t know about my area of specialization, but I will certainly be serving individuals,” said Singh.

Other than serving individuals, Isha Setia has different plans as well. “I have two passions in my life, science and writing. I would have selected humanities to explore a career in writing. However, the uncertainty regarding a sound career in humanities prompted me to choose science. Since I have a keen interest in Biology, the medical becomes the obvious choice,” said Setia.

She is nevertheless planning to seek after her passion for writing after completing her medicinal degree. “Along with a career in medicine, I consider myself as a writer, may be a novelist,” said Setia. She has written a few articles for her school magazine.

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