Jay Kishore Pradhan, a 64-year-old retired banker from Bargarh, Odisha, has passed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020, securing a good rank.
A former official of State Bank of India (SBI), he has taken admission at the state-run Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology in the disability reservation category.
The recent death of one his twin daughters motivated him to sit for NEET and enrol for the MBBS course to become a doctor, the Bargarh resident told Hindustan Times.
"I want to complete the course and serve the needy," he said, as per ANI reports.
“It is one of the rare events in the history of medical education in the country. Pradhan has set an example by getting admission as a medical student at such an age,” VIMSAR Director Lalit Meher said, according to Hindustan Times.
The NEET is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses and other undergraduate medical courses in approved/recognized Colleges/ Institutes in India.