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The sweet taste of success

- Class XII toppers bask in glory and mull the future

May 30: They worked hard throughout the year and made their respective institutions proud by becoming toppers of the Class XII exams — whose results were declared today.

From fifth rank in Class X to first in Class XII (science stream), Rupasmita Devi from Titabar has now set her sights on becoming a teacher at an engineering college.

Rupasmita, who studied at Pragjyotika Junior College, scored 95.6 per cent. The topper likes reading and listening to music.

She wishes to become a mechanical engineer and then join the teaching faculty.

“I did expect a position, but standing first has come as a pleasant surprise and has made me very happy. I thank God, my parents, teachers and friends for their support,” an elated Rupasmita told The Telegraph.

The topper said she had qualified in the JEE (Mains) exam and was eligible for admission at one of the NITs across India.

However, she will try to get admission in BITS Pilani in Rajasthan because she had heard there was a provision for direct admission for state toppers.

Rupasmita said she studied for seven to eight hours regularly and more on holidays, and had taken private tuition. During her leisure time, she read books.

The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton is among her childhood favourites and she also likes literary classics.

The topper also likes fixing things around the house, like calculators and TV remote.

Her father, Pranabendra Debnath, is an LIC development officer and her mother, Malabika Devi, is a teacher.

The director of Pragjyotika Junior College, Achyutdip Saikia, said Rupasmita has brought glory of the institute by bettering her performance in the higher secondary examination.

Bineeta Jain, who topped the commerce stream, said she wished to become a chartered accountant.

She was one of the three rank holders from Gauhati Commerce College.

The daughter of an accountant, Bineeta said regular study was the secret of her success.

“Besides attending college, I studied only two to three hours per day. But I never missed my classes and did my homework properly,” she said.

Bineeta said she likes to watch comedy shows on TV.

She hails from the Maligaon area of the city.

According to her, the examination this year was comparatively tougher and time management was a challenge for the candidates.

Diganta Dutta of Anjali Borbora Memorial Academy in Borpathar town has brought glory to Golaghat district by emerging as the state topper in the arts stream.

He scored 471 marks.

“I would like to study economics and become an IAS officer. I was hopeful of getting a rank but the first position has come as a pleasant surprise and the credit goes to the collective efforts of my teachers and parents.” Diganta said.

Celebrations began in Borpathar town as news of Diganta’s success spread in his hometown. Several organisations felicitated him.