Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Muslim boy emerges topper in engineering entrance exam in Madhya Pradesh

When the results of the engineering entrance examination conducted by Professional Examination Board (PEB), Madhya Pradesh, were announced, Moin Khan emerged on top of the merit list.

Khan, who hails from Indore, secured 187 out of 200 marks. That he came first in the Pre-Engineering Proficiency Test (PEPT, also called PET) examination, in which more than 1,00,000 students participated, is impressive indeed.

It also signals that Muslims in Madhya Pradesh (MP) who were comparatively behind other states, are now making fast strides in education. While a student emerging as topper has a symbolic value, it also inspires thousands of other students.

They also feel that if they can put in hard work and labour, they can succeed and achieve high marks in the competitive exams and hence have a good career. Though Muslim youths have been performing well in exams in other states, the scene was not too good in MP.

But in the last two years, there has been a marked change. Not just High School and Intermediate, Muslim students are now figuring at the top in the results of competition exams also. Madhya Pradesh is the second largest state in the country in terms of area.

As far as population is concerned, it is much bigger than France & Britain, and not far behind Germany. It's definitely an achievement to outperform lakhs of students. Four among the ten youths in merit list of the PET were from Indore.

Moin Khan loves cricket and idolizes Virat Kohli for his passion towards the game. Apart from Pre Engineering Test (PET), a Muslim student, Nazar Mohammad, appeared in the top ten list in the Pre-Pharmacy Test (PPT) Exam, the results of which have also been announced. Nazar Mohammad hails from Rajgarh near Indore.

Read an earlier post on Muslim Students Excelling in Competitive Exams