‘I decided to be an engineer after I watched 3 Idiots,’ says JEE Advanced 2017 AIR 1 Sarvesh Mehtani

Sarvesh Mehtani from Panchkula district in Haryana was hopeful of getting a good rank in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2017, but topping it came as a surprise for him. Sarvesh, who had ranked AIR 55 in JEE Main 2017, thinks that you need a bit of luck to be on top of the list as the margin always remains competitive. “Scoring a good rank to secure a better course was all that I had in mind while I appeared for JEE Advanced,” said Sarvesh while talking to PaGaLGuY. 

Sarvesh wants to join the premiere institute, IIT Bombay and take admission in Computer Science course. However, this decision was not always there on his mind. He got inclined to engineering only after he saw the Aamir Khan starrer film ‘3 Idiots’. “I decided to be an engineer after I watched 3 Idiots as I absolutely loved the way the film portrayed the importance of an engineer in doing things practically,” said Sarvesh. However, He is not sure whether his long term goals will remain in engineering only, as he believes in doing things that interests him. “During the course of my studies, I am sure there will be avenues opening up for me and then I will decide my career path.”

A fan of films and cartoons, Sarvesh used to take the pressure off by watching a good amount of cartoon shows on television. Before the Advanced examination, he went for Bahubali 2 that excited him a lot. “After school I used to go to my coaching institute and then a 5-6 hour self-study routine was fixed for me for the last one year. Often it used to get stressful, and cartoons and films helped me keep going as they worked as stress-busters,” said Sarvesh. 

He belongs to a family where both his parents are working and never forced any career options on him. “They always wanted me to do whatever pleases me and never pressurised me for any particular thing when it comes to studies,” said Sarvesh. Along with his teachers and parents, Sarvesh credits himself to some extent for cracking the tough JEE Advanced examination and ranking first in the country.

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