Bengaluru student Madhukesh Bhatt battles cerebral palsy to write Common Entrance Test
18-year-old Madhukesh Bhat has battled long and hard to write the Common Entrance Test (CET) this year.
This Bengaluru student has dystonic cerebral palsy and his condition made it hard for him to write the test like others. However, Madhukesh was determined to write the CET with the help of a scribe.
His family had almost lost hope that he would be able to take the test. It was virtually at the last minute that the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) informed them that a scribe could write the CET for Madhukesh.
Considering his case as a special one, the KE also gave him 20 extra minutes and a separate room.
Madhukesh has always wanted to be a computer engineer. It was not easy for him to get a seat in a city college. This is despite his securing 91% in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examinations.
Many colleges refused him admission. Those who were ready, were not willing to admit him in the science stream.
After many rejections, Madhukesh was finally able to get admission in Jain College in Jayanagar. His parents have been a huge source of support.