Coimbatore, June 28: Keerthana Ravi from Coimbatore has topped this year’s Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) which was released by the Anna University today. Keerthana was elated at her result but she said she didn’t want to pursue engineering and would be going ahead with B.Sc in Chemistry at St Stephen’s College in Delhi. As per TOI reports, Keerthana said,”I attended the interview and got admission there. I will be pursuing that.” Also Read - Coronavirus: Tamil Nadu Man, in Home Quarantine, Bites Elderly Woman to Death

Speaking about choosing Chemistry over engineering, Keerthana said,”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.” She also spoke as to how her parents allowed her to take up a pure science course instead of a professional one. She said,”It was my decision at the end, and my parents don’t have any problem with it.” Also Read - NEET, JEE Exams Postponed to Last Week of May in Wake of Nationwide Lockdown



Keerthana had scored a perfect 1200 on 1200 in her Kerala Board exams. She had also scored full marks in all the subjects she had chosen – physics, chemistry, biology, maths, English and Sanskrit. She added that since she was a resident of Coimbatore, she was able to apply for the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA). Also Read - Stay Inside or Will Issue Shoot-at-Sight Order: Message From Telangana CM

Keerthana studied in BSS Gurukulam in Palakkad. She said she used to travel to her school daily with her mother, who dropped her off while going to college. While Keerthana’s mother, Balambika Ravi is the principal of the BSS B Ed Training College in Palakkad, her father AS Ravi, is an engineer.