Friday, May 27, 2011

‘Sometimes I’m the only girl in a class room full of boys, it’s not good’ IIT topper among girls slams society for skewed sex ratio

She comes across as any city girl, giggling at any given opportunity and cheery and chirpy with her set of friends. But when she says, “IIT is not tough to clear, It’s easy,” one sits back to take a more serious note.
But these are no hollow words as Sumegha Garg has indeed not only cleared the IIT JEE 2011 but has also topped among girls in India with an All India Rank of 12.
Sumegha completed her class twelve from DAV Public School in Bhatinda, Punjab with 90.4 % marks but preparing for JEE required special attention. “I needed to prepare systematically and so I shifted to Delhi where I studied at the Narayana IIT Academy. This was a good move as my teachers helped me focus and work hard on my weak areas,” she says.
And when the results showed that she has topped, Sumegha’s joys knew no bounds. ”It is one of the toughest entrance exams in the world and clearing it with such good position is pure joy. With a good rank I can now also choose the stream I want to pursue. I am thankful to Narayana for giving me personalized training and paying extra attention to my queries,” she exclaimed with joy.
So how long were her studying hours? “Three to four hours at the institute and around 3-4 hours of self study was enough for me,” says Sumegha about her study routine.
Chemistry was her weakest link and she devoted a lot of time on the subject. The subject required memorizing quite a few things as well. For Physics and her favorite subject Mathematics, she was happy solving problems and having clear concept.
But it is not Maths, Physics, Chemistry alone that Sumegha cares about. She has a good understanding of the world around her and has strong views on some of the ills of society, most noticeably – gender inequality.
A recent Lancet published study has revealed the increasing gender gap in India. In the study the authors analysed 2011 census data and have come to startling numbers. The study has revealed that the girl-boy ratio has fallen from 906 girls per 1000 boys in 1990 to just 836 in 2005. The 2011 census figures also show that in the age group of 0-6 there are 71 million fewer girls than boys.
While numbers and figures can only say so much, Sumegha reveals the pain that even she has to undergo at times. “There are times when I am the only girl in my classroom. That’s sad. Aisa nahi hona chahiye (This should not happen),” says the girl who regularly reads newspapers to be in touch with the world.
“Girls have the same potential as boys and can beat them in any department. It is just about giving them opportunities. If you don’t give them same opportunities as boys how can you expect them to be at the top always. Still girls in India have shown the results,” she adds.
“Thankfully my family supported me. I liked mathematics and they also supported my decision to take non-medical stream in plus two. My brother, who has just passed out from IIT Delhi also guided me,” says Sumegha. Just like her elder brother, she wants to study computer science at IIT Delhi.
Sumegha has dreams in her eyes and also the will to achieve them. She is a girl next door. Just like any other girl who can reach the skies when given right opportunity.

NARAYANA STUDENTS BAG TOP POSITIONS IN IIT-JEE 2011 One in every four successful IIT candidate has studied at Narayana

This is the time of the year when students of class XII who appeared for IIT entrance test eagerly await for their result. Well the wait is over and once again students of Narayana IIT Academy have bagged top positions.

In the current results students of the Narayana IIT Academy have bagged All India Rank 3rd, 4th and 6th among various other successful candidates. In all more than 2500 students of Narayana IIT Academy have qualified the exam, which is a record number from any one institute. With around 9500 seats in all, one out of every four successful IIT candidate is a student Narayana IIT Academy. Narayana has over 60 academies spread all over India.

Hyderabad’s V Shaimak Reddy has bagged the 3rd position in the IIT-JEE. V Shaimak Reddy who studied at Narayana IIT Academy at Hyderabad is ecstatic at his success. He said, “It’s a dream come true to me. Cracking the toughest exam required a lot of hard work and dedication from my side. It has all happened because of the blessings of my well wishers and systematic coaching that I received at the Narayana IIT Academy.”

Delhi’s Sumegha Garg has topped among girls all over India with a rank of 12th. Sumegha, who did her schooling from Chandigarh, took coaching at the Narayana IIT Academy in Punjabi Bagh, Delhi.
An overjoyed Sumegha said,” It is one of the toughest entrance exams in the world and clearing it with such good position is pure joy. With a good rank I can now also choose the stream I want to pursue. I am thankful to Narayana IIT Academy for giving me personalized training and paying extra attention to my queries.”
Students of Narayana IIT Academy have swept the top positions at IIT-JEE once again this year as the results show. In the top ten, the 3rd, 4th and 6th ranks are held by students of Narayana IIT Academy.

While the 3rd and 4th ranks are Hyderabad based students, capital Delhi has its own share as Kunal Chawla bagged all India 6th rank. A brief list of toppers from Narayana IIT Academy:
• Hyderabad’s V Shaimak Reddy - AIR 3rd position in the IIT-JEE.
• Hyderabad’s Burle Saikiran - AIR 4th rank
• Delhi’s Kunal Chawla - AIR 6th Rank
• Delhi Sumegha Garg - AIR 12th
• Hyderabad’s Vinod reddy - AIR 22nd
• Hyderabad’s Anirudha NSV - AIR 29th
• Delhi Piyush Sharma - AIR 30th

“Narayana IIT Academy has always believed that engineering profession is a way of life. It's an attitude-- scientific, analytical, logical and intuitive. The Academy nurtures these very attributes, which helps students prepare for engineering career. It is therefore not surprising that our approach, methodologies have worked wonders for students who join our Academy for a career,” said Dr. P Narayana, the Founder-Chairman who planted the seed of Narayana Group of Educational Institutions in 1979 in Nellore.
After holding the top positions in the year 2008, 2009 and 2010, this year results have clearly shown which is the country’s number one IIT Academy. No prizes for guessing, it’s Narayana IIT Academy. Narayana IIT Academy has most impressive results to show in the whole country and also in Delhi.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is considered a gateway for best institutes of technology in the world and their entrance tests are among the toughest in the world. No doubt, it is the most sought after educational pursuit for students as every year lacs of students appear for the few thousand available seats. Students preparing for the tests need specialized coaching and once again the Narayana Academy has come on top.

But all this success has come due to the hard work of Dr. K Gopal, Director (North India Operations) of Narayana Group.
He said, “We have a systematic and result oriented approach that includes nationwide common practice test every week; Micro schedule based teaching programme; Micro and Macro test analysis; Comprehensive study package and overall unique teaching techniques that has helped a number of students to crack the IIT Joint Entrance Exam.”

THE ADVENT AND RISE OF “THE NARAYANA GROUP” - Being fully aware of the role of quality education in shaping the bright futures of our Generation-Y, Dr. P. Narayana, the Founder-Chairman planted the seed of the Narayana Group of Educational Institutions in 1979 in Nellore as a small Mathematics coaching institute, to bring into fruition his vision of a well trained India. Since then, it has come a long way and has been growing at a remarkable pace every year, producing All-India and State-level Rankers through concerted efforts.
In order to bring its scientific teaching techniques and benefits thereof, to maximum number of students, Narayana has continued to expand by setting up centers in various parts of India and has also transcended geographical boundaries through its Correspondence Courses. As a result, Narayana's time-tested learning formulae are percolating down to far-flung corners of India to benefit students from all backgrounds and remote areas, unable to have access to classroom programmes earlier. Capitalizing internet as an effective medium for disseminating education, the Group has recently launched online version of its All India Test Series for IIT-JEE / AIEEE / CBSE-PMT (Online Test Series) to bridge the gap between techno-savvy students and the Group further.
The Group presently is having more than 200 classroom & training campuses across the country, catering to more than 200000 engineering & medical aspirants annually. The Group also operates colleges offering professional courses in Andhra Pradesh (A.P). Two Engineering Colleges at Nellore & Gudur offers 400 seats each for BE and Masters in Computer Application & Business Administration. At Nellore 150 seats for MBBS are offered at the Medical College, 150 seats for BDS in Dental College. Apart from this Colleges of Nursing, Paramedical Courses and Naturopathy have also been set up. Total 30 seats (2 each) are available for Post Graduation or PG Dip. Courses in all major health care streams. Students of Narayana have been making the Group proud by bringing home accolades every year.