Several schools in the city secured cent per cent results in the ICSE and ISC exams.
One of the students who scored the highest percentage in ISC Class 12 exam in the State was Sanhitha Jugulam of Bishop Cotton’s Girl’s School. An elated Sanhitha, who scored 98.75 per cent marks, however, confessed, “I cannot say that I sat with my books all day, but I put my best foot forward.” She also candidly admitted that she was never “academically oriented”. Sanhitha aspires to study economics in Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi, and later at Harvard University. Alisha Kalyanpura of Inventure Academy scored 98 per cent with 100 marks each in mathematics and commercial application. Alisha said she studied throughout the year and made notes and only revised during the examination.
The toppers of Baldwin Boy’s High School were Alishan Aziz (96.67 per cent), Prajwal Udedh (96 per cent) and Prithvi Sriram (95 per cent). Dinakar Wilson, principal of the school, said 123 students got distinction, 48 first class and 11 students got second class. “The credit should go to teachers and parents,” he added. Both the toppers maintained that they studied for about six hours a day and were confident of getting good results.
Ankita Kodavoor, a student of Bishop Cotton Girl’s school, who secured 96.6 per cent marks, said, “I studied very hard but I did not know that I had topped the school.” She said her parents never pressured her to study. “They let me study in my own way and that was the key to my performance and confidence.” One of the few schools in the city which witnessed celebrations soon after the results were out was the Venus International School. Radhika Agal and Aditya Khandelwal topped the school by scoring 95 per cent and 95.5 per cent marks. Aiming to enter the Indian Institute of Technology, both of them said they had already joined coaching.