Peeyush Meena beats the odds to crack IIT-JEE Advanced

By Deepak

Since the announcement of IIT-JEE Advanced results, we have been witnessing so many success stories. We have also been reading about how dedicated and hardworking they were while preparing for one of the most difficult entrance exams in India. The recent addition to the news related to IIT-JEE Advanced exams is a news with a difference. It is the intriguing success story of Peeyush Meena, who secured 453rd rank in the IIT-JEE Advanced in ST category.


What makes Peeyush's story different from other rank holders of IIT-JEE Advanced?

Peeyush Meena's story is unique since he fetched 453rd rank for himself in the IIT-JEE Advanced exams even though he does not have a proper place to study. Moreover, the circumstances he has been living through in no way complement his interest in studies. Imagine a student living with his imprisoned father in a small prison room and preparing oneself for cracking the toughest entrance exam. Only the zeal to achieve the goal, no matter how worse the conditions are, can inspire one to do the impossible. And that is what exactly Peeyush has done.

According to Indian Express, Peeyush wants to prepare for the civil services and also Indian Engineering Services. He is yet to decide his future course of action. Peeyush's father Poolchand Meena has no words to describe how happy he is with his son's academic performance. It is a surprise gift for Poolchand since he never expected his son to come out with flying colors under such poor circumstances. Peeyush wants to study chemical engineering at IIT-Roorkee.

What kept Peeyush going?

To cover the distance from a small 8x8 ft room in the Kota prison to the 453rd rank in the IIT-JEE Advanced exams, Peeyush had to burn the midnight oil. Apart from attending the coaching classes, he used to study 7-8 hours daily. Peeyush's journey towards the entrance exams was not always smooth. Even after studying for 12-13 hours everyday, he thought of giving up his studies as the subjects appeared a difficult to understand. However, his fighting spirit and undeterred encouragement from his father kept him moving and placed him on the 453rd rank.

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