When was the last time you saw anyone scored 101 per cent in his or her examinations? If you think it’s an impossible task, Ankur Garg, an IIT alumnus and a 2002 batch IAS officer, can change your perception. At the Harvard University, where Garg is pursuing 'International Development' programme, he has scored 171 out of 170 in the paper Capital Formation and Growth. Interestingly, with this feat, Garg also fulfilled his father’s dream. What his father would tell him in his childhood, became turned reality for Garg.
“When I was in school, my father used to say - 10 out of 10 isn't good enough in any exam. Always strive for 11 out of 10," Garg said in a December 22 post on his Facebook profile.
He also posted the picture of his scorecard, signed by Jeffrey Frankel, a leading International macroeconomist.
Garg dedicated the success to his father who inspired him to strive for the best.
"In the last phase (possibly!) of student life now, I end up getting this score (171 out of 170) in the final exam of the macroeconomics course. The icing on the cake - it comes at Harvard and is signed by Jeffrey Frankel himself!"
In the picture, one can see ‘101%’, which also contains the breakup of his marks. Garg has completed his graduation from one of the prestigious IIT Delhi and secured the first rank in the Civil Services examinations in 2002 at the age of 22.