Kolkata, June 19: Bucking the IIT trend of bagging a lucrative corporate job or becoming an entrepreneur, Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced) topper Chitraang Murdia wants to become a researcher.
"I want to get into research either in the field of electronics or computer science. I have an inclination for research and would prefer that over a corporate job," Murdia told PTI from Kota in Rajasthan.
The youngster has topped the JEE (Advanced) exams by securing 334 out of a total of 360 marks and is eyeing a seat in IIT Bombay.
He said the country is lagging behind in research and the number of patents filed are much less compared to other developed countries.
"Research will also help our industry to grow and the country will benefit. I want to do something for the society by creating solutions to problems of the underprivileged." the topper said.
Asked, he said he has little interest in getting a corporate job after finishing his studies.