Pune girl at 3rd rank with 99.5% in ISC

Pranita Roy
Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Total pass percentage is 99.27 per cent across 44 schools in Maharashtra. The ISC examination was conducted in 49 subjects of which 14 are Indian languages and 6 are foreign languages and one classical language.

PUNE: City-based Vishruti Ranjan is among the 36 third rankers in the nation with a score of 99.5 per cent in Science stream in  Indian School Certificate (ISC). The results of Class XII were declared by ISC on Tuesday afternoon.

Ranjan had braced herself in front of the computer 10 minutes before the results were to be declared. The house echoed with her scream when she learned about her score and rank. “My grandmom was the first caller to congratulate me. I had not expected a rank but knew I would score above 95 per cent at least,” said Ranjan, a student of St Mary’s School.

The first rank toppers in the nation were Dewang Agarwal of Science stream from Kolkata and Vobha Swaminathan of Humanities stream from Bengaluru and have scored 100 per cent and are toppers in the country. The second highest score of 99.75 per cent is shared by 16 students. Overall pass percentage of ISC Class XII is 96.52 per cent in the country.

Total pass percentage is 99.27 per cent across 44 schools in Maharashtra. The ISC examination was conducted in 49 subjects of which 14 are Indian languages and 6 are foreign languages and one classical language.

Aspiring to pursue higher education in BSc Physics with specialisation in nuclear physics, Ranjan said, “Nuclear physics is an untouched territory. Not much research has been published in this area and I wish to contribute in it. I learned about it when I was working on my project in school and realised there are so many new concepts to be discovered and learn about. I grew my interest from there.”

Ranjan is also preparing for upcoming Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advance. She scored 95.46 percentile in JEE Mains and kept engineering as second option.

A football player, music lover, Ranjan said she doesn’t relate to be a nerdy and has been a popular girl among her classmates not only for studies but also as a fun lover.

OTHER CITY TOPPERS
Another student of ST Mary’s School, Amisha Lunkad topped in Commerce stream in her school with a score of 98 per cent. For Lunkad, BSc in Economics and Chartered Accountancy (CA) are the top priorities in higher education. “I want to make a career as a finance analyst or stick around financial background. I have applied to few colleges in Mumbai and Delhi. Also I have received offer letters from Warwick University in England and University of St Andrews in Scotland,” said Lunkad.

Lunkad stayed away from the phone throughout her Class XII. “It helped me focus on my studies. I felt social media was useless and don’t have a craze for it. If required a change, I would personally meet my friends,” she said.

Pallavi Buwa, topper of The Bishop’s School scored 99.25 pc in Science stream and aims at admission in Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER) and wants to pursue research in physics.  “I will be appearing for IISER’s entrance test and currently am preparing for JEE Advance. If I get a good college through JEE then I may take up engineering in higher studies and pursue computer science. However, I strongly want to get admission in IISER as well,” said Buwa who kept herself rejuvenated with physical activities like jogging, cycling and badminton throughout her higher secondary education.

GOOD SCORE
- 69 students appeared from St Mary’s School and Junior College, of which 36 pc of students have secured above 95 pc and 67 pc secured above 90 pc.
- 97.86 pc out of 187 students appeared have secured distinction at Hutchings High School and Junior College.
- 89 students secured over 90 per cent marks in The Bishop’s School, Camp.

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