In a country where academic excellence is celebrated, becoming the top student at a premier institution like the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is a remarkable feat. For Priyanka Dangwal, this achievement didn’t just put her on the map of academic champions but also highlighted the educational potential of the serene state of Uttarakhand.

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Roots in the Himalayan Foothills:

Born in Sirai village of Tehri, located in the heart of Tehri Garhwal, Priyanka’s early life was set against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan ranges. While she now resides in the capital city of Dehradun, it’s her foundational years in Tehri that embedded in her the values of hard work and dedication.

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A Glittering Achievement:

Topping IIT Kerala is no small feat, and Priyanka’s efforts were crowned when she received the gold medal for her outstanding academic performance. This distinguished medal was bestowed upon her by none other than ISRO’s ‘missile man’ and the esteemed chairman, S. Somnath, further elevating the significance of her achievement.

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Continuing the Academic Pursuit:

After her spectacular performance in B.Tech Electrical from IIT Kerala, Priyanka didn’t rest on her laurels. She has currently enrolled in the M.Tech program in Electrical Engineering at IIT Madras, indicating her insatiable thirst for knowledge and her commitment to the field of electrical engineering.

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A History of Excellence:

Priyanka’s triumph at IIT Kerala wasn’t a one-off incident. Her academic journey has been studded with milestones of excellence. During her school days at Doon Blossom School in Uttarakhand, she set an impressive record. She scored an astounding 98.5 percent in her 10th standard examinations and followed it up with a brilliant 98 percent in her 12th.

Priyanka Dangwal
Priyanka Dangwal

Priyanka Dangwal’s journey is a testament to her indomitable spirit, her dedication, and the robust educational foundation provided by Uttarakhand. Her achievements serve as a beacon of inspiration for countless students, not just in her home state but across India. As she continues her academic pursuits, there’s no doubt that she will keep making her state and country proud.