Roorkee TV Mechanic’s Daughter Tops GATE 2018
There isn’t anything that a determined girl with a clear goal cannot achieve. 26-year-old Namita Kalra is one such example. Namita is the daughter of a TV mechanic in Roorkee. But her humble background didn’t thwart her from topping the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018 in Computer Science Engineering.
She even worked for three years at a private company to fund her coaching.
“I hope to join IIT-Bombay so I can pursue a career in I-T research,” Namita told TOI on Sunday (March 18).
Namita completed her BTech in computer science engineering from the National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand in Srinagar. After earning her degree, she worked in a private company in Ludhiana for three years with an aim was to save up for coaching classes.
Working hard to pave the road to success
In March this year, the daughter of an autorickshaw driver, Poonam Todi materialised her dream of becoming a judge. In the results of the entrance exam of the Uttarakhand Provincial Civil Services (Judicial) 2016, Todi emerged as the state topper.
The meritorious girl told TOI that it was her family’s rock-solid support that propelled her to be successful.