Preeth Ganapathy’s rare feat: First rank in BE computer science
It is a matter of pride that a Kodava girl Preeth Ganapathy has secured the first rank in computer science and engineering examination conducted by the Vishveshvaraya Technological University (VTU) in Karnataka.
This is a rare achievement because the VTU comprises of most of the engineering colleges in Karnataka. Moreover, computer science is the most sought after engineering stream.
She was awarded two gold medals for this distinction at the recent VTU convocation held at Belgaum by the Pro-Chancellor and the Minister for Higher Education, Aravind Limbavali on behalf of the Governor of Karnataka.
Preeth completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science at R.V College of Engineering in the year 2008.
She completed her secondary education at the Sindhi High School, Bangalore with 92.6% and PUC at MES College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Bangalore with 95.6%.
Preeth is the daughter of Mookonda K Ganapathy and Gowri Ganapathy who hail from Bilugunda Village of Ammathy in Kodagu.
Mr Ganapathy recently retired as a superintendent of police in Bangalore. He was known for his uprightness. He was one of the few officers in the Karnataka police department who had a clean image.
Preeth is currently employed with a multi-national company. She should serve as a role model for young Kodavas.
There is a myth that Kodava youngsters are not capable of hard work, required for achieving academic excellence. Preeth has proved that good parenting and hard work could achieve wonders.