Sowmya V. Agadi, who was a topper in MBA examinations of Kuvempu University, was awarded five gold medals at 21st convocation of the university here on Wednesday.
Sowmya, who hails from a humble background, plans to pursue Ph. D. and appear for NET examinations. “My father is employed for a monthly salary of Rs 3,000 in a workshop. However he mobilised the amount necessary to complete the course. Poverty should not deter the students from chasing their dreams. Students should learn the skills to convert challenges into opportunities,” she said. Obalappa K.A., a topper in Kannada M.A., also hails from a humble agrarian background. “Even while pursuing post graduation, I used to work in the farm,” he said. Another room mate of Obalappa also has secured rank, and he said that group discussion was the secret of his success.
Rachana, a topper in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from UBDT College, Davangere, wants to pursue M.Tech. “I want to dedicate myself to teaching and research work,” she said.
Sharing his views, Satish S.D. of ATNCC, Shimoga, who won three gold medals for being topper in B.Com., said that it was possible to score good marks by adopting shrewd time management practices. “I used to spend much time in the library which has helped me a lot,” he said.