Beating all odds, Midnapur lad makes it to IIT Bombay

(From a recent print edition of the DNA newspaper, Mumbai).

Siliguri (West Bengal):

Chandan Roy, belonging to a poor household in West Bengal’s Midnapur district, has made his family proud after earning a seat in the coveted IIT Bombay.

His father is a priest who struggles to make ends meet. But, this did not stop Chandan from achieving his dream. “I did not take any coaching. The only help  I got was from my school and tuition teacher. I have a dream to become a scientist. My father is a Brahmin priest and owns a small grocery shop, where I help my father,” Chandan said.

Through his sheer hard work and dedication, Chandan secured 314 in JEE Advanced (All India Rank) and 78 in JEE Main examination. Chandan said he received Rs. 50000/- as scholarship and the rest of the amount was paid with the help of his teachers. His father, Suchinta Roy, is worried as he is cash strapped and wonders how he would pay for his education.

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