TAMIL NADU

Girl emerges district topper, only after revaluation

Luck favours the brave:T. Emayah.— Photo: N. Rajesh

Luck favours the brave:T. Emayah.— Photo: N. Rajesh  

T. Emayah, a Plus Two student of St. Paul’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Kovilpatti, has been officially declared as the district topper after the revaluation of the answer script. With a score of 1,180, the excited girl had all reasons to smile.

The last ditch efforts of the girl had paid rich dividends and not only made her parents and teachers proud but brought laurels to the whole of Kovilpatti as well. Ultimately, the girl has secured herself a medicine seat in Government Stanly Medical College in Chennai after the revaluation of her answer script added 11 marks to the previous total score of 1169.

The Chief Education Office of Tuticorin has officially approved her academic performance on Tuesday. Collector Ashish Kumar congratulated her on her success when she met him.

Referring to the photocopy of the re-valued answer script, she said answer to the 65th question was ignored without being valued.

“My ambition is to pursue medicine in a leading institution to acquire quality education and thankfully I have managed to achieve it. I felt dejected after the marks in Mathematics were not up to my expectation and hence I applied for revaluation,” she said.

Eventually, she scored centum in Mathematics, where her previous score was 189 marks.

Earlier, the girl had been ranked 154 in the counselling held in Chennai for enrolment to professional courses but after the revaluation, which earned her 11 additional marks, she has been ranked 124, her father P. Tenzing, said ecstatically.

“Though Emayah and I were aware of the changes in the revaluation process on July 5 after surfing through the internet communication, total marks were not exactly known, Mr. Tenzing added.

With centum in Biology, she narrowly missed full marks with a score of 199 each in Physics and Chemistry. As for Tamil and English, she had obtained 192 and 190 marks, respectively.



Gets an additional 11 marks to take her

total in mathematics

to a centum



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