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“High Score Was the Last Thing in My Mind”, Says Chennai’s Prasenjithan,Who Obtains AIR 43 in NEET-UG 2021

  • Prasenjithan scores 710 out of 720
  • An Aakash student since Class IX, Prasenjithan credits the institute for making him more disciplined and focused


Chennai, November 02, 2021:For Prasenjithan, a student of Aakash Institute, cracking NEET exam, and getting a top rank were not the main goal. They were just the positive side effects of learning something well. This Chennai boy who scored 710 marks and obtained AIR 43 in the NEET UG 2001 says that it was his fascination for human physiology that kept driving him to prepare well for the exam.


Prasenjithan took part in the Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam (ANTHE), a national level scholarship exam for Class VII to XII students. He was a Class IX student, then. He was pleasantly surprised at the freshness of the ANTHE questions – “that was for the first time, I saw a question paper testing my knowledge in the topics that were out of my school syllabus.”


Prasenjithan joined Aakash for NEET coaching. But he still had a dilemma of whether to choose engineering or medicine. “My parents are engineers. I am strong in mathematics. At the same time, I am fascinated by human physiology. Till I was in Class X, I could not make a decision,” he recollects. Nevertheless, he chose medicine over engineering as he felt that a healthcare profession could give him much more satisfaction and happiness than a career in engineering would. His engineering parents did not influence their son’s decision. They were only interested in making sure that Prasenjithan cared to understand his subjects and he did not give up easily.


Commenting about Prasenjithan’s achievement, Mr Aakash Chaudhry, Managing Director, Aakash Educational Services Limited, said, “It is always a pleasure for us to work with students like Prasenjithan who are really interested in understanding the subjects. This boy is never okay with rote learning. He always insists that he needs a reason to remember or even to read something new. And when he reads, it is with the purpose of enhancing his understanding. Hence, it is heartening to note that Prasenjithan scored a huge mark. His success is proof that students really do not have to chase marks per se, but they should instead focus on enhancing their conceptual understanding of the subjects. I wish Prasenjithan all the best with his higher studies. We will continue to be a part of his learning journey, as long as he needs us.


Prasenjithan is particularly thankful for his staff at Aakash who helped him master botany and zoology. All along physics and chemistry were his strengths, and he needed to pay additional attention to biology. The coaching at Aakash helped him consistently better his performance in biology. “I would not have cleared NEET had I not opted for Aakash. This institute gave me the discipline and focus I needed to face the toughest exam. The quality of study materials and the rigorous tests of the institute helped me gain confidence,” he points out.



About Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL)


Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) provides comprehensive test preparatory services for students preparing for Medical (NEET) and Engineering Entrance Examinations (JEE), School/Board Exams and Competitive Exams such as NTSE, KVPY, and Olympiads. The “Aakash” brand is associated with quality coaching and a proven student selection track record in various Medical (NEET) and JEE/Engineering Entrance Examinations, Scholarship exams & Olympiads.


With over 33 years of operational experience in the test preparatory industry, the company has a large number of selections in Medical & Engineering Entrance Exams and several Foundation Level Scholarship exams/Olympiads, a pan India network of 200+ Aakash Centers (including franchisee), and an annual student count of more than 250,000.


The Aakash group has investment from Think & Learn Pvt Ltd (BYJU’S) as well as by world’s largest Private Equity firm Blackstone.