Carmel School student Falak Azam is an ISC (arts) achiever from Dhanbad. Picture by Gautam Dey
Results out, sleepless nights of ISC students in the Coal Belt region are finally over. The girls will sleep sounder, though, at least in Bokaro. They have fared better than boys in this steel city.
In Dhanbad, however, the fight has been neck and neck with boys outshining girls in science as well as commerce, while the latter performing better in arts. But, trends say that overall girls have scored better marks in commerce than boys.
As many as 148 students appeared from St Xavier’s School — the lone cradle under ISC board in Bokaro. Of them, science student Tunisha scored 96.25 per cent to win the marks’ race, while in commerce Akshita Nidhi fetched 96.25 per cent.
Bokaro commerce topper Akshita said she aspired to be an IAS officer and would choose economics as her major subject. Daughter of chief judicial officer Banshidhar Tewary, Akshita she had been nurturing the dream of becoming an IAS since childhood.
Asked whom she would like to give credit for her spectacular performance, the teenager promptly took the names of her parents and teachers. “My friends also helped me a lot,” Akshita added.
Tunisha, the science topper from Bokaro, dreams to be an architect in future. Not available for her comments, her father Dr Prabhat told The Telegraph that his daughter was in Patna.
The trend in Dhanbad, on the other hand, has been quite different. Cradles like De Nobili School in Digwadih, its branch at CMRI and Carmel School have done brilliantly.
Vipul Agrawal of Denobili School, Digwadih, who fetched 97.25 per cent in commerce, aims to be a Chartered Accountant before cracking the UPSC to become an IAS officer. “My dream is to become an IAS officer, but before that I want to be a CA,” said Vipul, who thanked his parents and took the name of his mentor S. Chakravarty in the same breadth.
Like Vipul, arts topper Falak Azam also wants to be an IAS officer. “I would like to keep political science as an optional subject in graduation,” said Falak, who scored 90.5 per cent.
For science topper Saurabh Sarkar of Denobili School, CMRI, the result is a confidence booster. “I will be appearing for IIT Advance next week. It has been my dream to crack IIT-JEE,” said Saurabh who got 96.75 per cent.