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).

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Educational background

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.

“I had appeared for GATE during the final year of college as well. That is when I realized that I needed systematic preparation and coaching for GATE. But we were a family of modest means and my father, Devendra Kalra, was the sole breadwinner. So I took up a job at a private company. I left my job last year and started preparing for the engineering exam,” she said.
It is wonderful to see girls like Namita Kalra slogging day and night to materialise their dreams.

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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.

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