Jaladhi Joshi chose engineering even though her parents are surgeons – she hopes to study at IIT Bombay and to have a corporate career in future
Surat : Jaladhi Joshi, a student of Aakash BYJU’S, Surat, scored 261 out of 360 in JEE Advanced 2022. Having obtained an All India Rank of 32, she is hopeful of getting into the portals of IIT Bombay.
Though both her parents are surgeons, she chose to follow the footsteps of her elder brother, who has completed M.Tech in mechanical engineering, and is currently pursuing PhD. from University of California, Los Angeles, USA. He was also a student of Aakash BYJU’S. “It became that much easier for me to study engineering because my brother had already shown the path. He was very supportive in my studies. Whenever I scored low in my tests, he was there to guide me. He has taken care of me in all ways, as both my parents were busy with their demanding jobs. I am indebted to him.”
Jaladhi’s parents encouraged her and her brother to study engineering, as they felt that medicine could be too demanding for them. On her part, Jaladhi loved maths and mechanics. She appeared for Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam (ANTHE) when she was in Class VIII – she gave ANTHE when she was in Class IX and X as well – and obtained 100% scholarship each time. “I loved appearing for ANTHE, because I believe it is a great competitive exam. It helped me evaluate my performance. Doing well in ANTHE gave me a great sense of achievement,” she recollects.
Jaladhi enrolled herself in a 3-year JEE coaching program at Aakash BYJU’S when she was in Class X. She showed keen interest in test series of different types, including the All India Aakash Test Series (AIATS). From Class XI, she started appearing for AIATS. She scored well in the first two tests but her results in the third test dropped – she scored less than 200 out of 300. However, to her pleasant surprise and elation, Jaladhi obtained AIR 1 when she gave AIATS the fifth time. “I think we must realise that there is enough time to correct our mistakes. Feeling demotivated is okay but it’s important to be resilient and keep trying,” she exudes confidence.
In his comments on Jaladhi Joshi’s top score in JEE Advanced, Mr. Aakash Chaudhry, Managing Director, Aakash BYJU’S, said, “We are very happy for Jaladhi. She is an ‘engineer’ product, as she excelled in maths and physics. Though her parents are surgeons, they encouraged her to follow her heart. She also had the support of her brother. Jaladhi made full use of our test series. She attempted all of them – even when she could not avoid missing a test, she made sure that she gave it later on. Like many of our students, Jaladhi found the tests to be extremely helpful in understanding gaps in preparation, and improving scores. We wish Jaladhi all the best with her future endeavours.”