Meet HARSH GUPTA- the GATE topper for 2017!2 min read

Meet HARSH GUPTA- the GATE topper for 2017!2 min read


Get ready for experiencing a whole new level of disappointment because “Sharma ji ka beta” is being replaced by “Gupta ji ka beta”.

The results of GATE 2017 was declared on 26th March, Sunday.

For those of you who don’t know what that is, the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in engineering and science. The GATE score is used for admissions to various post-graduate education programs e.g. Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Dr. of Philosophy in Indian higher education institutes, with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other government agencies.

This year, a 22 year old boy from Jaipur, Harsh Gupta topped the examination with an unbelievable score of 999 out of 1000, no you don’t have to read it again because you read it right the first time. Harsh is a final year B.Tech student at Malviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) in Jaipur. He secured the all-India rank 1 in chemical engineering.

Harsh belongs to an engineering family, his elder brother works at IBM’s Delhi office and is a graduate from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra, Ranchi. His father, Santosh Kumar Gupta, is an associate professor in the statistics department of the university of Rajasthan in Jaipur, while his mother is a homemaker.

In a recent interview, Harsh surprisingly said that he has not decided yet what he would be doing with his GATE score.

“I will consult my seniors and teachers to decide whether I should go for a Master’s at an IIT or try for a job in a public sector undertaking (PSU),” he said in an interview with HT.

In conclusion, Campus Drift congratulates Harsh and all the toppers of GATE 2017 and wishes them the best for your future endeavors.

And for you, we are trying to motivate you through this post for we would love to write about YOU being a topper next time! Share away 🙂

Edits By: Rajni Aishvarya