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Uttar Pradesh UPMSP 10th topper Riya Jain aspires to be a teacher

UPMSP 10th result 2020: Riya will take science stream in intermediate for her love of Mathematics, but will pursue a career as a teacher in future.

UPMSP 10th result 2020: Meet the 10th topper Riya Jain. Image source: Shared by Shri Ram SM Inter College

UPMSP 10th result 2020: The daughter of a small-scale cloth trader, Riya Jain topped the Uttar Pradesh, UPMSP class 10 examination with 580 marks. The 15-year-old secured 99 in Science, 98 in Mathematics, English and Social Science, 90 in Hindi and 97 in Drawing. For her preparation, Riya put in sixteen to seventeen hours a day of study. She says, “The credit goes to my school teachers and my elder sister Sweta, including parents and grandparents who helped me prepare.”

READ | Meet the Class 10, 12 toppers of Uttar Pradesh 

The topper of class 12, Anurag Malik is also from the same school, Shri Ram SM Inter College in Baghpat district. Anurag scored 485 marks out of 500 securing 97 per cent. The results are now available at the websites- upmsp.edu.in, upresults.nic.in.

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The online mode of education has made things tough, confesses the topper. “My father is a small businessman, and we struggle to make ends meet. For us, online education is nothing but a dream,” she said.

Riya will opt for the science stream in intermediate for her love of mathematics, but plans to pursue a career as a teacher in English . “I love science but do not aim to become a doctor or an engineer. I want to do PhD in English and become a professor,” the topper said.

However, her elder sister Sweta aspires to become a doctor. “The role of the doctor during COVID-19 inspired me to take the medical profession. I will now prepare for NEET and has my dream to study MBBS from AIIMS, New Delhi,” Sweta said.

Read | Baraut’s Anurag Malik tops UP Board Intermediate exams, aims to crack UPSC Civil Services

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The proud father Bharat Bhusan said, “I am really proud of my daughters, both are hard-working and brilliant. I wish them to shine as good human beings.”

A total of 83.31 per cent students cleared the class 10 exam successfully, while the pass percentage in class 12 is 74.64 per cent. Girls have outperformed boys in both exams, with 87.29 per cent in high school and 81.96 per cent in intermediate compared with 79.88 per cent and 68.88 per cent against boys respectively.

First published on: 27-06-2020 at 17:34 IST
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