Second PU: It's double delight in science stream

2 students each share top 2 honours; Akhila, Divya score 98.5 pc

Two students each have emerged joint toppers in Science in Mysuru district in the second PU exams, the results of which were announced on Wednesday.

Akhila G from Marimallappa’s College and Divya R Madhyan from Vijaya Vittala secured 98.5 per cent (591/600) in PCMB, followed by Hymavathi B U and Prajwal Gargesh both from Sadvidya Composite PU College, who secured 98.33 per cent (590). The duo studied PCME.

Akhila, daughter of Guruprakash, an employee at New India Assurance Company Limited, and Srikanthamani, who works at an advocate’s office, was all elated over her feat. She had not expected to top the institution, but was surely expecting good marks.

She made ample use of her college library, where she could pore over course materials and also dedicated five to six hours a day at home to prepare for the exams.

She had taken private tuitions (at RAM Institute) that indeed helped her, besides support of her parents and lecturers.

For Divya, what came handy was time management, by setting a timetable for self. She was studying up to 12 hours a day, besides going for tuitions. To hone her skills, Divya was solving question papers of previous years. She had also taken private tuitions.

A resident of Gokulam here, Divya’s father Rajesh A is into business, while mother Bhavana R Madhyan is a housewife.

Hymavathi had anticipated to top the institution, as she had set the goal right from the beginning of the academic year. However, it was two months ahead of the exams, did she assiduously study for the exams. She was studying for at least 10 hours a day, with intervals, up to 11 pm. She did not go to tuitions.

She is the daughter of advocate B K Udayshankar and Gowramma, retired assistant director, department of Archaeology, Heritage and Museums, and a resident of Vidyaranyapuram in Mysuru.

Prajwal was content with four to five hours a day for preparing for the exams, while putting in extra efforts during exam time. He didn’t believe in going for tuitions.

A resident of Vijayanagar Second Stage, here, he is the son of Mruthyunjaya Kumar, a sub-divisional engineer (SDE), BSNL, and Girijia Devi, a homemaker.

Sanjay C S of the same college was the topper in PCMB, scoring an aggregate of 97.66 pc. He has secured centum in both Chemistry and Biology, 99 in Physics and 97 in Mathematics.
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