Nikhil Sheoran, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 47 emerged as the Tricity topper across all streams with 98.2%, as the much awaited Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Class XII results were announced on Wednesday.
A student of non-medical, Sheoran aspires to be a successful Computer Engineer, and has already set his aim to join IIT Delhi. “Computer Science and Mathematics are my favorite subjects, and I am also taking coaching to prepare for engineering entrance examinations,” he said.
He has recently appeared for IIT-JEE (Advanced) for admission to IITs, after qualifying in IIT-JEE (mains). The result is expected on June 19, and Sheoran is sure of making it to IIT Roorkee.
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While, his coaching classes are from 4 pm to 8 pm everyday, followed by self-study of few hours in the night, Sheoran says it is not difficult to manage if you are focused. “The key to success lies in being attentive in class in order to compensate the lack of time for revision,” he added.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. So, Sheoran made sure that he takes a break from studies, and plays his favorite sport, Basketball. Son of Bijender Singh Sheoran, an Auditor at the Comptroller and Auditor General office and Meena Sharma, a housewife, Sheoran drew inspiration from his elder sister, who is pursuing MBBS at Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32.
Aishwariya Dhawan and Sumedha Arora topped Commerce stream with 97.8%.
“The key to securing good marks lies in complete focus, and this focus does not come easily,” said Aishwarya of Sacred Hearts Senior Secondary School, Sector 26. Aishwariya shared the position with Sumedha Arora of Bhawan Vidyalaya, Sector 27. Interestingly, both plan to do an Integrated 5 year MBA course from IIM-Indore, and have already cleared the written examinations. Now their hopes are now pinned on the interview which is scheduled in June.
Dhawan, daughter of Jaswant Dhawan, a CA and Anita Dhawan, a school teacher had parted from her cellphone in the run up to the exams, and took tuition. “You have to remain focused, and stay away from distractions such as Facebook and WhatsApp,” said Dhawan. However, Arora relyed on self-study, and did not take coaching, but instead took a break from extra-curricular activities. “My emphasis was on doing my homework regularly, and studying a little extra everyday,” said Arora, daughter of Sanjay Arora and Associate Professor Geeta Arora from PEC.
Mehmat Gondara and Mehak Chadda jointly top Humanities stream with 97.6%.
Mehmat, a student of Delhi Public School, Sector 40, who emerged as the topper in the Humanities, emphasised on ‘Perseverance and constant revision.’ Mehmat was in dilemma, while she was opting for Humanities two years ago, but she listened to her heart at the end, and it paid off. “I had initially enrolled for Non-medical, but soon realised, my heart was not into it. So, I chose Humanities,” she said, adding parantal guiadance is crucial during such times. Mehmat hopes to join Indian Administrative Services, and fulfilling the dream that she shares with her father, Daljit Singh, an Excise Officer in Ludhiana. Her mother, Jashanpreet Singh is a housewife.
“I enjoy writing poems and playing badminton,” she said, adding that she used to study for seven hours everyday.
Mehak Chadha, a student of Bhavan Vidalaya, Sector 15, Panchkula put in four-five hours of hard work on a daily basis. Mehak is looking forward to a number of options for higher studies. “I have given my law entrance exams and am waiting for the results. Otherwise, I may also pursue psychology from Panjab University,” said Mehak, adding that she would give the credit to her grandparents for today’s success.
Aspiring doctor, Ekta Mishra, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, 3BRD topped Tri-city Medical field with 97.6%.
Daughter of Bhanu Prakash Mishra, a defence personnel and Meera Mishra, a housewife, Ekta is inspired by her father and initially dreamt of joining Defence. “However, I was interested in the medical profession too, so I decided to become a doctor in the Army,” said Mishra, who has already applied in various medical colleges in Delhi and Pune, and pinning hopes on AFMC, Pune.