Flushed with success

Triumphant

When the Pre-University Board announced the final results of the second year Examinations, they gave out only the overall percentage of pass marks and avoided individual ranking. The reason, informed officials, was to avoid disappointment amongst students.

Based on this percentage, colleges in the City, individually declared the list of their rank holders. Metrolife interacted with top scorers from each stream namely Commerce, Arts and
Science from the City to find out what attributed to their success. Today, we are featuring students who topped in Commerce stream.

Archana
Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College
Marks scored: 587


Along with Parshuram, another student of the college Archana, also scored 587. This confident girl was sure that she would definitely rank in the top 10. “Hard work pays off and I really put in a lot of  effort and time into preparing for the finals,” she says. Archana too happens to be the only child of her parents.

Her principal, S M Nataraj says, “She is a very talented and an extremely creative child. She always topped in many extracurricular activities like debate, creative writing and other events. Plus, she was active in music.”

Constant motivation from her parents gave Archana the required support. What is a tip she would like to give the future batch? “Always be well-prepared. Put in your best and the results will definitely be remarkable,” she advices.

But her mother Prachi feels otherwise. “I always tell her that health comes first. I never allowed her to pressurise herself. She has always been the studious kind from the start. We are so proud of her not only for her PUC marks but for all the achievements she has had so far, including the scholarships she got from the best colleges,” she adds.

With dreams of working towards world peace someday, Archana says she takes each day as it comes.

Megha Shenoy

Parshuram Sastry
Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College
Marks scored: 587


After scoring a whopping 587, Parshuram could not believe that he had stood second in the State. Though the news has sunk in now, Parshuram says he had never expected anything like this. An adventurer at heart, Parshuram enjoys his share of treks, camping and taking long holidays. During his  two years in the college, Parshuram says that he has fallen in love with his subjects. “I guess loving what you do is very important. Else you won’t have the passion to study them,” says Parshuram, who is the only child of his parents.

Taking frequent breaks also helped him move towards his goal, “I never really set the number of hours for study. I hit the books whenever I felt like it but when I did I gave it my all,” he adds. His mother Rekha Laxman too agrees, “He was never the studious type. Though we expected a good per centage, the results did take us by surprise.

Now we are happy for him and we will continue to support him in whatever he wants to do in the future.” She adds, “I’ve one advice for the parents of PUC students and that is to trust their child and never pressurise them. Allow them to realise their responsibility and the rest will follow.”

The proud Principal, S M Nataraj too pitches in, “All of us knew that he had the potential and it was really great to see the student, who is both academically strong and socially active to achieve the landmark.”

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