Exulting in their success

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Exulting in their success

The tension leading up to the announcement of the PUC results is done with and students are celebrating in their own ways. Amidst applying to different colleges and celebrating their success, some of the toppers speak to Metrolife about their expectations.

science stream

Vivek N, St Joseph’s Pre University College, 98.5 per cent

Vivek’s mantra — being cool and staying relaxed about the exams — seems to have worked well for him. “I didn’t panic at any time, either while preparing or during the exams. I never thought of them as board exams,” he says.

Vivek makes it clear that he couldn’t have done this without the support from his parents.

He mentions how his father bought him the extra books he needed, and adds that his mother, N Kavitha, was a constant support. “My grandmother also played an instrumental role in my success and she was the main source of motivation for me,” says Vivek. He adds that he has been preparing vigorously for the last two months. Vivek’s interests include playing cricket, basketball and badminton.

His father, G Nanjappa, comments, “We’ve always had confidence in Vivek. And he has made us very happy. From the beginning, Vivek was a quiet child, almost an
introvert. But he has always been studious.” Vivek aims to be an engineer in the future and is awaiting his JEE results.

Raghav M V, MES College, 97.6 per cent

Raghav likes to maintain a balance between sports and academics and says that it feels great to have scored so well. “I plan to write the CET exams and have already started preparing for them. I did not stress myself and chose to study for six hours — when I had the time. I slept well and did not put any pressure on myself,” he says. Prasanna Kumar, Raghav’s father, says that it is celebration time at home. “All our friends, relatives and well-wishers are calling and congratulating us. I am happy and feel proud of my son.” he says.

Saimadhav Heblikar, CMR National PU College, 96.5 per cent

With a score of 100 per cent in chemistry, mathematics and computer science, Saimadhav couldn’t have asked for anything better. He shares, “My preparations started last May. I don’t believe in tuitions and all I did was follow a disciplined routine of reading for three to four hours, which I increased over the months.”

Saimadhav believes that to get a good score, attempting mock tests helps a lot. “My parents and teachers were also very supportive and never forced me to study. They always encouraged me to do what I wanted to,” he vouches. Saimadhav’s interests include following his favourite team Manchester United and he says that he hasn’t missed a single match. He also likes to do back-end coding and loves playing cricket.

His father Ajit Heblikar and mother Chaya are very excited about his performance. “We knew that he could attain anything he aimed for. We’ve only asked of him to be a good son, which he has proved in every way possible,” says an elated Ajit. Saimadhav wants to be a part of the civil services in the future.

commerce stream

Aishwarya, Vidya Mandir PU Independent College, 98.9 per cent

Vidya’s scores are ample proof of her dedication and hard work. She has scored full marks in four subjects and plans to pursue chartered accountancy in the future. “I am extremely happy and have already started the preparations for my next goal, which is the CA. I studied in a methodical manner and hence, was able to score well. Taking small breaks helped me,” she says. Her parents, Naga Bhushan and Rama, are proud and say that they will support her in whatever she wants to do in the future.

Akshay M Bhat, Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, 97.8 per cent

Akshay believes that it doesn’t take a lot to get a great score. “Being consistent and dedicating as little as an hour a day to study with utmost concentration is all that is required,” vouches Akshay. He also says that he used to study only five days a week.

“Textbooks are always the best resource to study from. I also looked at some study material from college,” he explains.

Akshay likes reading and playing badminton. “To de-stress, I would go for a walk in the park or just go play outside,” says Akshay.

He says that the best way to handle exams is to be relaxed but work hard and consistently. His parents Anuradha T S and Manjunath C K are very happy with the results. Anuradha says, “We knew that Akshay could do it, as he has always been a studious kid.”

Akshay wants to do BCom and aims to be a chartered accountant.

Harshad Kiran Kumar, Christ Junior College, 97.5 per cent

Harshad gives all the credit for doing well in the PUC examinations to his parents. “I live in a town near Bellary and my parents have put in a lot of effort to send me to Bangalore. I am happy that I have made them proud,” smiles Harshad. His father, Kiran Kumar Jain, notes, “I am definitely very proud — we sent our child to Bangalore as opportunities in our hometown are very few. My wife, Asha, was there with my son throughout the course of the examinations. He wants to pursue chartered accountancy or get into the civil services in the future,” he adds.


Abhilash, MES College, 97.6 per cent

Ramaswamy, Abhilash’s father, says that he felt very nostalgic when he found out his son’s result — he too held a rank when he was in PUC. “I am a commerce student and I asked my son to take up commerce so that I could guide him. He prepared well and was confident that he would score good marks. He has already joined CA classes and plans to write the exam soon,” he adds. Abhilash is happy to have done well and is concentrating on his upcoming exams.

arts stream

Madhuri Navin, Christ Junior College, 93.8 per cent

Madhuri expresses her feelings, saying, “I am very excited with my results, but I feel I could have done better in English and Sanskrit.” Her preparation did not include any last-minute studying; she says she would revise whatever was covered in class on a daily basis. “Our college has a lot of internal assesment for which I studied. So, before the exam I only needed to revise.” Social science was a new subject but with her teacher’s support, she managed to cover the portions herself. Madhuri has learnt bharatanatyam and is interested in dancing . She says, “Now, I am going to continue in this college and pursue psychology.”

Krishna Gopakumar, Christ Junior College, 93.5 per cent

Krishna says that studying on a regular basis helps and keeping calm is the key to doing well.

“I studied throughout the year and made sure that I did not cram my head with a lot of information. I am pretty happy with my marks and want to pursue psychology in the future,” she shares.

Krishna’s father, Gopakumar, adds that he is satisfied with the way his daughter has performed and says that he is looking forward to the next three years. “She is quite keen on pursuing psychology and the marks have given her a good base for the
future,” he notes.

Ashwini Raj, MES College, 89.1 per cent

Ashwini prepared extensively for the exams and is reasonably excited about the marks she’s managed to score.

“I am very happy with my marks, although I expected more in English and economics. I studied for two to three hours everyday and focussed on all the important points discussed in class. My teachers taught me well, so there was no problem at all and I had no stress to deal with. The exams were actually quite easy,” says Ashwini. She adds, “I am learning classical dance and I like to read and listen to music in my free time. I plan to study psychology, political science and economics and write the IAS exams in the future.”

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