Chayashree Venugopal from MES PU College scored 594 to top the state in the Commerce stream. She shares the position with two others - Sahana Kulkarni (Vijayapura) and Deeksha Nayak of Bengaluru.
Both Chayashree and Nayak have secured centums in all the core subjects they studied - accountancy, business studies, basic mathematics and statistics.
Nayak, a student of Sri Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain College, VV Puram, Bengaluru, said that she was able to score well thanks to her punctuality. Her father works in a book shop, while her mother is a homemaker.
Tania Martha Thomas from Christ PU College, who is the second topper in the Arts stream, had secured a 95% in ICSE Class 10 exam. She chose to pursue arts, though her relatives tried convincing her against it.
“My parents were supportive. They let me do what I wanted. There was no point in doing something I was not passionate about and hence, I took up arts,” she said. She has secured 588 marks. Tania aspires to write the civil services exam.
Having seen many in her close circle battle depression and stress, Anushree B G decided to do something about it and took up Arts with Psychology as one of the subjects.
She is the third topper for Arts with a score of 578. Having studied History, Economics, Psychology and Sociology in PU, she wishes to study Psychology in her graduation too.
“There is so much theory in Arts and no practicals. One tends to forget everything that they have studied easily. Hence, revisions play an important role in preparations,” she added.
Rakshitha Thaman, the state topper in science, is a student of VVS Sardar Patel PU College, Basaveshwaranagar. She has scored a centum in all the core subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Electronics). In English, she scored 97 and 99 in Sanskrit.
This topper did not have a fixed study schedule and chose to take all the tests and exams in her college seriously. She was also preparing for IIT, JEE at BASE.