Bhubaneswar, 16th June, 2016 (OdishaLIVE Bureau): Rajanikant Nayak, a tribal student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), has cracked the highly competitive IIT-JEE (Advanced), result of which was declared recently.

He passed his matriculation from Sarat Government High School, Mayurbhanj with 89%. He scored 80% mark in +2 Science which was the highest among KISS students. The boy secured an overall rank of 245 in the JEE – Advance entrance.

He will take admission in one of the IITs. However, he wants to go for IIT Khadagpur.

Rajanikant, who belongs to Gond Tribe, hails from a small village, Denua of Raruan Block of Mayurbhanj District of Odisha.

He lost his father during early childhood and his mother, a daily wage labourer, is the only earning member of the family. He has a sister who is physically handicapped. But, these obstacles did not deter Rajanikant for achieving his goal.

“I will become a good mechanical engineer and want to specialize in automobiles. I want my district and State to develop more so that students like me can get more exposure. Everything is possible with a strong determination,” Rajanikant said with gusto.

Rajanikant’s mother, Rebati Nayak, beside herself with happiness said, “All the hard work that I had done has been rewarded today. I am very happy and proud to be the mother of Rajanikant. And I am certain that my boy is going to be a successful engineer and work for the State.”

Every year, the KISS authorities provide free of cost special coaching for IIT, NIT, IIM and Medical entrance tests, which is conducted at KIIT International School, for 30 meritorious students of the institute. Rajanikant was given coaching by most experienced teachers of KIIT International School.

Expressing his happiness, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said that his dream has been fulfilled with the success of Rajanikant. “We were making continuous effort for last three years for success of KISS students in IIT-JEE test. Rajanikant’s success will pave way for many students of the institute to join IITs in coming years”, Dr. Samanta hoped. Congratulating his mother for giving birth to such an able son, he wished him all success in life.

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