Bhubaneswar: Adyasha Patra, an Odisha native, has topped JEE (Main) February session from Bengal with a 99.99 score.
The IIT Bombay is her dream institute and she wants to pursue computer science engineering. “Electrical engineering is my next choice,” she said.
Adyasha said that though her parents were elated with her results, she was a bit disappointed for not clinching the perfect 100. Six candidates from the state have scored the perfect 100.
“But it feels amazing to be the topper from my state,” the only child of a professor and an engineer was quoted as saying by TOI.
Adyasha’s father Chinmay Patro is General Manager of Durgapur Steel Plant and her mother, Babita Sahu, is a lecturer at Triveni Devi Bhalotia College in Raniganj.
“I studied at Carmel Convent till Class X. I shifted to CBSE because I wanted to get a competitive edge,” she told the national daily.
Adyasha had scored over 96.6 per cent in ICSE.
Her paternal grandparents, Baikuntha Nath Patro and Tulasi Patro, stay in Cuttack’s Chauliaganj and maternal grandparents Ratnakar Sahu and Bidyulata Sahu in Jagatsinghpur.
Goutam Das of Bhubaneswar-based SAI International School has topped JEE (Main) in Odisha.
The results were declared on March 8.