A big round of applause

A big round of applause

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A big round of applause

 Elated: Ishita with mother Sudeshna.Ishita Dasgupta (CBSE Class 12)
National Public School, Rajajinagar    96.8%

»Even after scoring a high percentage of 96.8, Ishita Dasgupta is happy yet grounded. Her mother Sudeshna though is elated about her daughter’s result. Surprisingly, Ishita’s preparation strategy was very simple. “I studied only two or three days before the exams, because I tend to forget otherwise,” she says.
“Also, I was very busy with the JEE preparations which didn’t leave me with any time to study for board exam,” she adds. Ishita, who was earlier interested in pursuing engineering, has changed her mind. “I want to pursue pure sciences now from either IIT Mumbai or Indian Institute of Science and Research in Pune,” she says.
She has also received a scholarship from Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna, given to students who plan to study pure sciences.
So, is she a complete bookworm? “No. I have also been learning Hindustani classical music. I like reading fiction in my free time,” she adds.

Payoshi Roy (ISC - Arts)
Bishop Cotton GIrls’ School

Proud: Payoshi Roy with family.»With a whopping 96.25 per cent in her kitty, Payoshi has all the reason to smile. “I am very happy as I was not a bookworm and was a lot into extracurricular activities. It feels good to top in spite of involving myself in so many   exciting things.”
Payoshi started studying  only from January and had no fixed schedule. “I would study during holidays. My day would start at 8 am and I would go on studying till late in the night. I took breaks in between.” Payoshi also participated in extracurricular activities, “I love involving myself in cultural and sports activities, I used to organise fests and debates. I was also the Prefect and was into badminton as well.”
Payoshi has written entrance exams for NLS and NALSAR and plans to study history as she simply loves the subject.

Priyanka Nayak (ICSE)
Sri Kumaran Public School                95.29%

»Scoring 95.29 per cent in ICSE board is no joke. Priyanka Nayak has done it and is extremely happy about it. “I’ve been able to bring happiness to all those who have put in effort, in one form or the other, for my success in this exam.” Priyanka loved all the subjects and that is how she was able to study them well and score good marks. She studied for three hours every day when the school was open but during the holidays, she would study for six hours at least. Engineering is what Priyanka wants to do. “I want to become a mechanical engineer or chemical engineer since I love chemistry. I have already got admission in my school in Class 11.”
Priyanka is also taking lessons in Carnatic music and loves reading story books. “I was into extracurricular activities and participated in dance and music events held in my school.”

Padmavathi Krishnamurthy (ISC Science)        95%
Bishop Cotton Girls’ School

»After topping in Class 10 exam, Padmavathi has done it again in Class 12. “I was actually expecting a little more, at least around 97 per cent, especially in maths, so I am a little disappointed.” She used to put in at least four hours every day and is very thankful to her parents and teachers for all the support provided by them.
Padmavathi plans to do research in computer science and has already written the entrance exams like CET and AIEEE. She has also applied in Singapore. A surprising thing is that she has not been to any coaching centre and has still managed to get such good marks. “Surfing the net and trying out something or the other over the computer is what I love to do. I am a technology geek and freak. Also I am into quizzing, debating and love to blog. Creative writing is something  I do occasionally.”

 Akash Gowda (ISC)
Clarence High School                94.5%

»Akash Gowda is very happy. This commerce student has scored 94.5 per cent in the ISC exams. Talking about his preparation he says, “I just studied during the holidays before the exams. I am quite happy with my score.” His mother Mamta though expected more. “I am very grateful for everything,” she says. Akash’s future plans involve many things. “I have already taken admission in the BBM course in St Joseph's College of Commerce and plan to do my MBA after that,” he informs. A cricket enthusiast, he plays for the Sirur Park Sports Club and plans to play for St Joseph’s also. “That’s the plan,” he says. His parents never wanted him to pursue engineering though his dad is one. “He wants to practice his cricket and all that is not possible while studying for entrance exams,” says ML Linge Gowda, his father. “I am happy with whatever he is doing,” he says.



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