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‘This win is for my mother’: Shreyas Jain on scoring 100 percentile in 4 CUET UG subjects

A sudden tragedy shook Shreyas Jain, but the 18-year-old Delhi boy found a way to challenge his energy into bagging a seat at SRCC, Delhi University.

Shreyas Jain scored 100 percentile in 4 CUET UG subjectsCoping with the loss of his mother passing away, Shreyas came through with the unwavering backing of his family, determined to fulfil his late mother's aspirations. (Express photo)
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‘This win is for my mother’: Shreyas Jain on scoring 100 percentile in 4 CUET UG subjects
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“Everything happened so quickly. In the first week of November, my mother’s platelet count fell drastically all of a sudden, and then through tests we got to know that has fourth stage cancer. Sadly, she passed away in the last week of November, and it was almost impossible to comprehend at that time, and even now”

Losing a parent is a big shock that can break a child, however, 18-year-old Shreyas Jain decided to achieve his dream, for his mother. To make his parents proud and to ensure that he gets a seat in his dream institute, Shreyas diverted his energy towards CUET and scored a perfect 100 percentile in English, Mathematics, Economics, and Business Studies and attained 800/800 marks in the CUET 2023. He also scored 97.8 per cent in the Class 12 board examination in the Commerce stream at Mount Abu School, New Delhi.

Coping with the loss of his mother passing away, Shreyas came through with the unwavering backing of his family, determined to fulfil his late mother’s aspirations. “She always gave me that strength and the motivation to achieve this, and I didn’t want to let her down so I focused on preparation. My teachers, friends and family helped me stay focused,” he said.

After finishing the Class 12 examinations, Jain started the preparations for CUET, with the aim to get through SRCC College. He has now bagged a seat for BCom (Hons) at SRCC.

“Till Class 11, I had dreamt of getting into other colleges such as Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Business Studies because SRCC seemed like an impossible choice for me. The cut-offs for SRCC are usually so high, and I had never dreamt of getting that much at all. But as I went on, eventually in Class 12, my priorities changed in life. And I thought if others can, I could do it as well. My family, teachers at Adda 247 and friends motivated me so that also pushed me to work hard for it. And now, I’m going to pursue becoming an entrepreneur,” he said.

Talking about why he took BCom (Hons) and not any other course or profession, Shreyas clarified that courses and college were not the priority for him. “I was fine with Commerce, Economics (Hons), BMS, BFA etc. There are tons of courses so I was fine with any that aligns with my goals. I gave an upper hand to the college environment, opportunities and the peer group it provides,” he explained.

He also shared that instead of society pressurising him to take engineering, he faced the challenge of internal pressure and conflict. “I am someone who likes a lot of subjects — be it Commerce, Science or Humanities — so that confused me about which subject not to choose,” he excitedly explained.


What pushed Shreyas towards Commerce instead of Engineering was that the course didn’t align with his dreams. While Shreyas’ short-term goal is to become a business analyst, he aims to become an entrepreneur and start his own EdTech firm as a long-term goal. “EdTech is an ever evolving space and constant innovation is taking place in this sector. What attracts me to this area is that there is no stagnation that other startups or other fields may have at a certain point of time,” he said.

“Additionally, I don’t think that even now education is accessible to everyone, and online medium gives us the opportunity to take it to even the remote areas which is also a social service,” Shreyas explained his dream.

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In his school time, Shreyas has served as the ‘Head Boy’ and has won several competitions in dramatics. He now lives with his elder brother who has graduated from the Delhi Technological University (DTU), Delhi and his father who is a businessman and his inspiration.

First published on: 12-08-2023 at 13:30 IST
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