Arjun Shah, a third-year engineering student from the Mumbai, bagged the perfect score in the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test held on January 10.
Twenty-year-old Shah, a BE (chemical engineering) student from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Matunga and also an alumnus of Cathedral and John Connon School, managed to score 340 out of 340 in his first attempt. The test is conducted throughout the year and the scores are used for graduate admissions in the US.
A chemical engineering enthusiast, Shah aims to get into one of the premier universities in the US such as the MIT or Stanford for his Masters in the same branch and also pursue a Ph D later. “The application process will start by the end of this year. I will have a better idea by then,” he said. When asked about the diminishing interest among students to pursue graduate studies from the US, he said that he does not see it as a stumbling block. “It is important to pursue research in top colleges in the US,” he said.
Both his parents are into the stock market and he is the only child in the family. He loves to play chess and football in his leisure time.