Students from the Little Flowers Convent School in Sector 14 have bagged the top four positions in the Tricity in the class X results of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations on Monday.
Vivek Jangra emerged as the topper with 97.6 per cent marks. Son of Mahender Singh, a bank employee, and Darshna Jangra, a housewife, Vivek scored 99 in computer science and social studies. He aspires to study in one of the IITs and become an engineer.
Neither Jangra nor any of his classmates who figured on the merit list took private tuitions.
“If a student pays attention to what is being taught in class, and prepares well at home, I think he/she can score well in the examinations. Also, one should not neglect any subject, and give equal importance to all,” said Vivek.
Closely following him was Deep Inder Mohan, who scored 97.4 per cent, with maximum marks in computer science and mathematics.
“I have already opted for the non-medical group in class XI and aim to get admission in an IIT, and become a computer engineer,” said Deep Inder, who also participated in inter-school debate competitions.
Son of Dr H R Verma, a retired physics professor, and Baljit Kaur, a biology teacher, Deep Inder finds his inspiration in his elder brother Nitinder Mohan, who recently completed his masters in computer science and plans to pursue research at IIT, Delhi.
He said students should not get excessively worried ahead of the board examinations and consider it like any other examination in order to do well.
Aashima Shandalaya, who was ranked third, with 97.2 per cent, said, “One should be relaxed, and prepare calmly for the examination.” Aashima too wants to become a computer engineer after graduating from IIT, Bombay.
Passionate about drawing and painting, she regularly participated in co-curricular activities, said Aashima’s mother Meenakshi Sharma, a housewife. Her father Anish Sharma is a businessman.
Lakshya Mittal, with 96.8 per cent marks, is the fourth topper from the school. He scored a perfect 100 in computer science. His suggestion to students who want to do well in exams: “Stay away from social media before the examinations.’’ Like the three others, he also believes in self-study, not private tuitions.
There are seven ICSE schools in the Tricity. These are Strawberry Field World School, Sector 26, Chandigarh; St Xavier’s Senior Secondary School, Sector 44, Chandigarh, and Sector 20, Panchkula; Yadvindra Public School in Mohali; Tender Heart School, Sector 33, Chandigarh; St Stephen’s School, Sector 45, Chandigarh; and Little Flowers Convent School, Panchkula.