Though the board has stopped declaring toppers to save students the stress of comparison, these are a few top scorers in the three streams from Mumbai
STUDENT: Aneesh Shetty
COLLEGE: Pace Junior Science College, Nerul
“During the exam, I found the question paper to be a little tricky so honestly, I expected just around 90 per cent. This 95.69 per cent is a really big surprise for me. I scored 200/200 in electrical maintenance, which is also something I didn’t expect,” said Aneesh. After having recently appeared for JEE advance, he now aspires to get admission to an IIT.
STUDENT: Siddhesh Sherkar
COLLEGE: RA Podar College, Matunga
‘Accept your weakness and start working on it from the start to achieves your goal,” is how Sherkar aced his HSC exam and topped in his college. “Before HSC, I have never topped in my school or college, so this is really overwhelming. This time, I was really focused and I knew I needed to improve in Economics, so I started working on it since the very start of the year, said Siddhesh. With this in the bag, he now wants to pursue a career as a CA.
STUDENT: Divya Kavungal
COLLEGE: Ruia College
She topped the Arts stream, but is also a certified graphics designer who is learning to sketch too. But none of them are a part of her plan for the future. “Every year, I set a new goal; acing HSC was a part of it. I like learning new things. I don’t aim to become a constant topper, but I think learning your subject perfectly is a key to achievement,” she said. Next up, a BA in Psychology.