Mumbai boy Shubham Lalwani Tops AIEEE
Mumbai boy Shubham Lalwani topped the All India Engineering
Entrance Examination (AIEEE), 2011.
The Central Board of Secondary Education declared the results on Sunday. The results
were announced after the Delhi High Court refused to stay the announcement of result
of 10th AIEEE
Exam, which was rescheduled on two dates following reports of leakage of question
paper. The Entrance Exam, scheduled for May 1, was postponed by two and half hours
after reports of leakage of question paper came in.
Seventeen-year-old Lalwani aced the exam with a score of 345, and tops all India
"I expected to get in the top ten but never thought I would get the number one ranking.
I am extremely surprised," he said.
A resident of Deonar, Lalwani did his schooling from RN Podar School, Santacruz.
But he moved to Maulana Azad College in Aurangabad for his class XII. "I moved to
Aurangabad for a year because the college offered me personalised training and expert
guidance. I have been able to secure this rank because of their efforts," he said.
Lalwani was an exceptionally bright student all throughout his academic years. He
had scored a 95.8% in his class X CBSE Exams. In the AIEE, he secured near perfect
scores in Maths (120), Chemistry (120), but scored the lowest in Physics (105).
Though he fits the tag of a bookworm, he denies it vehemently. "I only studied two
or three hours in a day. Instead of mugging from text books I focused on understanding
the concepts. That is my success mantra," he said.
Lalwani wants to pursue Engineering from IIT-B in Powai. "I want to become an Astronaut
and go to NASA for training. But in the long term, I plan to work with ISRO and
contribute to Space Science Research in India," he added.
Courtesy: DNA India