Interestingly, Keerthana, who passed out last year, said while she was happy that she had been ranked first, she didn’t want to pursue engineering. “I am pursuing BSc chemistry in St Stephen’s College, New Delhi. I will continue to pursue that,” she told TOI.
Keerthana said she had applied for TNEA as she had an idea to shift. “But as of now, i have no interest in engineering,” she said.
A resident of Saibaba Colony in the city, Keerthana said she studied in BSS Gurukulam in Palakkad. She had scored 1200 out of 1200 in her Kerala board exams. As she was a resident of Coimbatore, she was able to apply for Tamil Nadu engineering admissions, she said.
Keerthana said she had scored full marks in all the subjects she had chosen – physics, chemistry, biology, maths, English and Sanskrit.
- Speaking of her interest in chemistry, Keerthana said she had a special passion for organic chemistry. “I had a very good chemistry teacher in school, who kindled my passion for chemistry. Even if I had to choose engineering, I would have chosen chemical engineering,” Keerthana said.