R. A. Puram resident, Praveen Venkatesh, tops B. Tech course at IIT Gandhinagar, with three gold medals

R A Puram resident, Praveen Venkatesh, topped the B. Tech course at IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat, with three gold medals to his name. He won the Institute gold medal for the highest CPI in electrical engineering, the Director’s gold medal for outstanding overall performance amongst all the B. Tech students and one for Outstanding performance in indoor sports (table tennis).

According to Praveen, it was only after Class 9 that he took his studies seriously. There was no looking back after that. He performed brilliantly in the tenth class and Board exams, and was among the toppers in JEE.

Praveen’s father, Venkatesh Rajagopal, joint general manager at L&T, initiated him into table tennis by enrolling him at the Ransa Sports Club in R A Puram.

He impressed in TT too, leading the IIT-GN team to many a victory. Praveen says he will be doing a master’s course in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.

  • By Kanaka Cadambi

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