Parents played a big role in their success, say PU toppers

Some Pre-University Course students in colleges in and around Mangalore, who have scored high marks in the final year examinations, gave its credit to their parents and teachers. Some of the students are waiting for the results of various entrance tests they appeared while some are preparing to face some entrance tests.

A majority of them said that their teachers supported them by readily helping to clear doubts in lessons and by answering their queries round-the-clock.

Revathi, Alva's PU College, Moodbidri, got 582 marks overall. She scored 98 in Physics, 99 in Chemistry, 97 in Mathmatics, 97 in Biology, and 96 in English. She wants to study medicine. “Everything now depends on the outcome of the Common Entrance Test,” she said.

Khushboo K. Gandhi, Padua PU College, scored 562 marks. She scored 100 in Computer Science, 96 in Mathematics, 97 in Physics, 93 in Hindi, 90 in Chemistry, and 86 in English. She said she studied for 5 to 6 hours a day after school. “My teachers used to clear doubts, even at night. That helped a lot,” she said.

Jennifer Fernandes, Padua PU College, scored 539 marks. She got 94 in Physics, 93 in Chemistry, 99 in Computer Science, 91 in Mathematics, 76 in English, and 86 in Hindi. She said she had studied at home and had not taken tuition. “I don't know why I scored so less in English, I expected not less than 85 per cent,” she said. She is keen on studying Electronics and Computer Science.

Beevith Sridhar Kotian, an arts student from Alva's PU College, Moodbidri, scored 535 overall. He got 97 in Kannada, 72 in English, 80 in History, 95 in Economics, 95 in Sociology, and 96 in Political Science.

Frenil Rithesh D'Souza, Padua PU College, scored 533 marks overall. He got 86 in Hindi, 74 in English, (which he is sending for re-evaluation), 87 in Accounts, 89 in Economics, 98 in Business Studies, and 99 in Statistics. He said the Statistics was his favourite subject and that he had started studying for the entrance test for C.A..