In India, passing the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) is considered a formidable challenge, with only a small fraction of candidates succeeding each year. Jay Kishore Pradhan’s remarkable journey serves as a beacon of inspiration, demonstrating that age should never hinder one’s aspirations. At the age of 64, he defied conventional norms by clearing the NEET exam and securing admission to pursue an MBBS at his state’s premier university.

Hailing from Odisha, Jay Kishore Pradhan retired as a deputy manager from the State Bank of India. However, his ambition to become a doctor persisted throughout his career in the financial sector. Upon retiring in 2016, Pradhan saw an opportunity to pursue his long-held dream of studying medicine.

Navigating through the complexities of family obligations and academic pursuits proved to be a daunting task for Pradhan. Nonetheless, his unwavering determination propelled him forward. He enrolled in online coaching programs and meticulously organized his study schedule to optimize his chances of success.

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Despite facing numerous challenges along the way, Pradhan emerged triumphant in the 2020 NEET exam, earning a coveted spot at the esteemed Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR). His journey serves as a testament to the power of perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity, inspiring countless others to pursue their dreams regardless of age or circumstance.