Bhopal, March 16 (IANS) Twenty-one-year-old Shashank Mangal has brought laurels to Madhya Pradesh by securing the first rank in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2019 with near-100 per cent marks.
Shashank, hailing from Morena in the state, scored 989 marks out of 1000, according to the GATE results announced by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras on Friday.
A final-year student of B.Tech (Electronics) at IIT-Dhanbad, Shashank wants to join the Indian Engineering Services (IES) to make engineering more beneficial for the people at large.
He said although he was expecting good marks, he had never thought that he would top the prestigious test.
According to Shashank, he devoted just three months' time to achieve the rare feat.
The GATE 2019 results are available at https://appsgate.iitm.ac.in.