Chandrapur, Jul 15: A poor cobbler's son, Ketan Domaji Vijaykar, has made his parents proud by scoring good marks in the recent MT-CET exams, making it to the prestigious Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), which was earlier known as Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, Mumbai.
Ketan overcame all odds, including poor financial conditions, to secure good marks without any tuitions or special coaching classes during high school days. He did not even have the money to pay his fees to take admission to VJTI, but now Ketan is happy to have received financial support from one of his teachers and a group of people from the city to ensure that the formalities of his admission are completed.
Talking to reporters on Sunday evening, Ketan along with his father, Domaji Vijaykar, said that he had scored 99.09 marks in his SSC (10th) exams, followed by 84.60 per cent in his (HSC) 12th exam.
Similarly, he scored 135 marks out of 200 in the MT-CET exams and got admitted to the information technology branch, in first year BE at VJTI, Mumbai. He studied in the Chakravarti Rajgopalachari Primary School, run by the Chandrapur Municipality from the first standard to the fourth standard and then studied in the fifth standard of the city's Jubilee School, run by the zilla parishad here.
Later, he took admission in Gondwana Sainiki Vidyalaya at Gadchiroli and studied there from sixth standard to the twelfth standard. He gave credit to his teachers for his performance and expressed his special gratitude to his teacher, Satish Chichghare, who too contributed to his success by providing him with free extra coaching classes.