Hiba.P is the first rank winner in the Kerala Medical Entrance examination,held in April,2015. She has a connection with Calicut. Her mother’s family is at Kakkodi.
Now she is staying at Manjeri in Malappuram. While speaking to CNM,Hiba shares her vision,learning style and dreams.
“Actually,I was surprised to hear the news because I had not expected the first rank.I expected good score and a rank within 10.
Hiba’s father always wanted her to become a doctor. So,this rank is a dedication to her father.
Hydermankutty,her father passed away three years back.He was working as an engineer with the Indian Navy.
She studied plus two at GBHSS,Manjeri and secured 98 %marks.
Hiba joined at Babha Institute of Sciences,Manjeri for entrance preparation.
She was at the entrance coaching centre while the news of her first rank came.
“One of my teachers at the centre shared me the news. After that my friends,teachers,relatives and neighbors came and appreciated me.”
In short it was a celebration at her village.
Her dream is to study MBBS at the Kozhikode Medical College.
“I want to serve the poor people that too in our own place. If I work in a government medical college I can serve lot of needy people.”
She has also attended All India Institute of Medical Science,New Delhi, entrance examination.
She would opt if she gets admission at the AIIMS.
She studied at Manjeri NSS School for her secondary education and grabbed full A+ in S.S.L.C examination.
“I like science subjects since my school days.”-says Hiba.
“I don’t have a special schedule for learning.I finish my assignments regularly.Some days, I continue my studies until late midnight.”-she says.
She has an elder sister and young brother.
Her mother,Zainaba worked at Keltron, Manjeri for few years.
They are living at Zaina’s,Thurakkal,Manjeri.
Hiba’s success mantra:
“Entrance examination is not that much a task if you studied your subjects since your S.S.L.C days.Coaching classes may help you to get good awareness of the examination.If I can win,any student can because I come from an ordinary background.If one has a real objective,it is easy to achieve.”
Managing your time is important as far as entrance examination is concerned.
“One has to study well since the beginning.Back logs won’t help you score better.There are many who get confused on some questions and lose time.So,time management is really an issue in entrance exam “-Hiba says.
She utilized the good books and resources available at the coaching centre. Still,she herself purchased few specialized books for her in-depth reading.
“I got a very good support from the teachers and non-teaching staff at Bhabha Institute.Frequents model test papers also gave much confidence to complete the task within available time .”
“I don’t spend too much time watching television.If I get some leisure time,I do.”
Hiba likes reading both English and Malayalam novels and her favorite writer is none other than Beypore Sulthan (Basheer).She also likes to listen good songs.
Bhabha Institute Manjeri unit centre K. Shaji says:
“Hiba would report at the institute much earlier than the class time. She would be there at 7 am at the opening time of the centre. At the same time,she would not leave the centre immediately after the classes.
Instead,she requested some more time to finish her reading and studies. All the staff were happy to support her.She is such a special student and maintained good rapport with her teachers.We used to conduct objective tests with 60 to 70 questions.This help students to complete examination on time. Hiba got full marks in biology and physics.And, she said she had finished her exam task earlier than the closing time.”