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Scoring 99.5 per cent in Arts, Kolkata girl tops ISC 12 exam

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Published : May 30, 2017, 2:06 am IST
Updated : May 30, 2017, 2:06 am IST

Sougata, the only student from science stream who made it to the top 10 said, “I want to pursue studies in physics from IIT or IISER, Pune, or NISER.”

Ananya Maity, ISC Class 12 topper
 Ananya Maity, ISC Class 12 topper

Kolkata: Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) declared the results for the board examinations on Monday with Kolkata girl Ananya Maity coming out as the all-India topper in the ISC (Class 12) examinations. The results of ICSE (Class 10) examination was also announced.

Ananya, a student of Heritage School, has bagged 99.5 per cent marks in humanities. “I want to take up psychology for future studies. My parents have never pressurised me for studies. I had the liberty to study at my free will,” she said. When questioned about her hobbies, Ananya said that she has an inclination for creative writing and she loves to play the piano.

 

Ananya’s father, Chinmoy Kumar Maity, who is a doctor of medicine associated with private hospitals in the city said, “We were earlier settled in the UK and returned to the country only in 2008”. Her mother is a teacher.

Principal of her school, Seema Sapru, was simply delighted. “I cannot tell you how happy I am. She’s not only brilliant in academics but also in creative writing,” she said.

The second position in ISC was jointly shared by four students — Ayushi Srivastava (Lucknow), Devesh Lakhotia (Kolkata), Rishika Dhariwal (Mumbai) and Keerthana Srikanth (Gurgaon) — who scored 99.25 per cent each.

Three students — Devesh Lakhotia, Sougata Chowdhury and Ananth Kothari — all from St. Xavier’s Collegiate School in Kolkata made it to the top 10. While Debesh and Anant — both student of commerce — wanted to be Chartered Accountant, Sougata wanted to be a physicist.

 

Sougata, the only student from science stream who made it to the top 10 said, “I want to pursue studies in physics from IIT or IISER, Pune, or NISER.”

Another girl, Debasree Pal of Auxilium Convent School in Barasat, North 24 Parganas, ranked second in ISCE examination with 99.2 per cent marks. “My father is an ENT doctor and he is my idol. I want to be a doctor,” she said.

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