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Mursalin Islam from West Bengal tops IIT-IISC entrance exam

By Zaidul Haque, TwoCircles.net

Kolkata: Mohammed Mursalin Islam, a resident of village Bamanpukur of Nadia district of West Bengal did his family and friends proud by topping the `JAM’ and `JEST’ 2016. Mursalin has bagged the first rank in the admission entrance examination (JAM) of MSc in Physics at Indian Institute of Science (IISC) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). He also got second position in another all India admission entrance examination of five years integrated Phd course (JEST) of Physics, Theoretical Computer Science, Neuroscience and Computational Biology.


Mursalin is currently a third-year student of Physics at St Xavier’s College in Kolkata. Last year also, Mursalin had cleared the entrance examination of JAM 2015 and bagged the eighth position, but could not take admission, as he was still studying in second year college.


Mursalin is only son of his family. His only sister Suraiya Islam is currently studying in his village Bamanpukur. Mursalin comes from a very simple family; his father Abdul Hashem Mandal is employed at the Bamanpukur High school as Para-teacher, while his mother Hamida Bibi works at an Shishu Siksha Kendra in the village.


Mursalin has always been a bright student, and got 92.12% marks in his ‘Madhyamik’ examinations. After that, he tried to get admission in a reputed institute in Kolkata in order to pursue his dream of becoming a scientist. At that time, his family contacted the G D Academy run by Pataka Group of Industries at Kolkata. The institute, run by industrialist cum Social Worker Mostak Hossain, bears the expenses of a number of meritorious students. Mursalin got admission at G D Academy, a residential Institution in Kolkata, which helped him score 91.6% in his Higher Secondary Examination. Now as a residential of G D Academy campus, he is studying in third year Physics (Hons) at St Xavier’s College in Kolkata.

Mursalin told Twocircles.net that he would wait until the end of the college to decide whether he will take admission in IIT for MSc or integrated Phd course. Since his ambition is to to become a scientist of Quantum Physics, he prefers the integrated Phd course, but nothing is finalized yet.