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E. Kalpana
E. Kalpana

Staff Correspondent

E. Kalpana stands fifth in the State in the II PU exam

TUMKUR: E. Kalpana, a student of Ambhabhavani Pre-University College at Taverekere in Tumkur district, has stood fifth in the State and first in the district in the Arts stream in the second pre-university examination.

She scored 549 marks out of 600 and secured a percentage of 91.50. She is the daughter of a small-scale farmer, Gurubasavaraj, and Shivamma. Kalpana attended the college, which is 12 km away from her home which is in Kaluvanahalli.

Kalpana said that she used to leave her home at 7 a.m., walk 2 km to the Kaluvanahalli Gate and take a private bus to Tavarekere. She said that she always missed the bus in the evening and ended up walking home.

To a question on how she found time for studies, Kalpana said that she used to get up at 4 a.m. and study “the day’s lessons” and go to the college and that this helped her a lot.

She added, “Since the last four months there has been no power supply in my village at night. I had to study by the light of a kerosene lamp.”

Kalpana said she would pursue a degree in BA and take up History. “I want to do my masters in History and become a History teacher,” she said. The lecturers in the college said that Kalpana was never a bookworm. Although the journey to go back home was quite tedious, she never missed any extra-curricular activity in the college.

“She has every feature to be a good teacher,” a lecturer said.

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