Arnav Aggarwal a student from Chandigarh and a resident of Sector 37 here topped one of the most prestigious exams in Indian AIIMS PMT. It needs to be emphasized that Arnav was selected both for IIT ZEE and AIIMS however he chose to get into the field of medicine due to his inherent inclination towards the science of body and Nobel service. He sees there is a lot of work to be done in the field of medicine and physiology and it would be great if he could help the medical fraternity to eradicate some major prevalent diseases in Indian and the world.
Any regrets he may have had for not taking up an engineering course despite getting second rank in IIT-JEE disappeared as the result of AIIMS PMT was declared on Monday.
For Arnav, it was a dream comes true as he had longed to be associated with AIIMS.
Arnav had earlier topped the city in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to all undergraduate medical colleges in the country. He, however, stood second nationally. Arnav had scored 95.4% marks in Class XII.
This is for the third time in last five years that a city lad has topped AIIMS PMT.
Another lad from the region, Nishant Aggarwal of Patiala, came out with flying colours in the AIIMS PMT exam as he secured the sixth all India rank. He was taking coaching for the exam in Chandigarh. Nishant had scored ninth position in the NEET.
Akshit Bhardwaj from the city secured the 44th position across the country and second in the Tricity. He had scored the 62 rank in NEET.
Others who made the city proud were Jaskaran Singh with all India rank of 65, Gurtej Saini (100), Siddharth Bajaj (113), Mudit Sharma (160), Shruti (491), Deepali (497), Lakshya Tuteja