Ashraf Kesrani from Vadodara, Gujarat has topped the All India Postgraduate National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET-PG), securing the first rank in the country.
Ashraf, a student at Baroda Medical College scored 1,006 out of 1,200 marks in the NEET-PG result declared by the National Board of Education (NBE) on Thursday.
NBE conducts NEET for admissions to medical courses (MD/ MS) and PG Diploma courses. A total of 1,48,000 candidates appeared for the test from across 165 cities in India, out of which, 78,660 students have been qualified.
Coming from a middle-class family, Ashraf said he has accomplished his dream of studying at the best medical college without having to pay exorbitant fees. He wishes to pursue MD medicine from Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi.