‘Strike a balance between personal interests and studies’
As results of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams were announced on Monday, some students were on top of the world.
With a near perfect score of 622 out of 625, B.A. Nitya Surabhi from Marimallappa’s High School, Mysore, stood first in the State. She has her sight set on either medical or engineering after pursuing science in Pre-University.
Students from The Hindu in School schools too fared well, some having the second highest scores in the State. Sindhu Badarish of Sri Vidya Mandir Education Society, Malleswaram, scored 621 out of 625. She aspires to pursue a career in medicine and improve the healthcare system in rural areas.
Her classmate Dhanya Bharath too scored 621. She said studies should not be considered a burden. “Instead, one should enjoy studying. Mere rote learning is of no use unless you are aware of the application of the concepts. You need to strike a reasonable balance between your personal interests and your studies.”
Abhilash. R.G. of MES Kishore Kendra, Malleswaram, also scored 621. He aspires to pursue a career in automobile engineering. “There was absolutely no pressure on me to study. I worked on my terms but was regular in my studies. I never gave up on my hobbies,” he said.
Rahul R. of Prarthana High School was placed third in the State with 620 marks. He scored 100 each in Social Science and Science, 99 in Kannada and Maths, 97 in English and a full 125 marks in Sanskrit. Already joined Sri Chaitanya Techno School to study PCME, he aspires to pursue a career in agricultural engineering.
Akshay Raghavan S. of Sri Kumarans Children’s Home, too secured 620. He scored full marks in Mathematics, Social Studies and Sanskrit, 98 in English and Science, and 99 in Kannada. Akshay, who studied for eight hours a day, used to play the veena to de-stress. He aspires to pursue cardiology in the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences or astrophysics in the Indian Institute of Science.