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He had topped NCR in Class 10

Two years later in Class 12, Dravyansh tops India

india Updated: May 25, 2011 10:16 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal

According to his father, Dravyansh Sharma is an introvert. But Dravyansh proved his mettle in academics when he outscored everyone in the CBSE Class 12 examination.

A resident of Avantika in Ghaziabad, Dravyansh scored 98.6% in all five subjects including functional English (96), physics (98), chemistry (100), mathematics (99) and informatics practice (100) — the highest in the country.

A student of Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad (Meerut Road), he also came first in the national capital region in Class 10 boards with an aggregate of 98.6% two years ago.

Sharma’s parents say he is a bookworm. “He studied six-seven hours a day and came out winning. He made us proud. We told him to take up coaching for a few subjects, but he relied on self-study,” said his father Dharamveer Sharma, who works as a civil engineer with Agra Development Authority.

Dravyansh now aims to pursue electronics engineering from IIT-Delhi. “I never dreamt of topping the CBSE results. I am happy and my parents are surprised after the results,” Dravyansh said.

His school principal, Rita Kapoor was ecstatic with his result. “He has made Ghaziabad and our school proud by his achievements. We provided him right kind of environment in all academics and extra-curricular activities. He has made our city and our school proud by his achievement,” Kapoor said.

Soon after the declaration of the results, Dravyansh boarded a train to Mumbai to attend a training course at Homi Bhabha Institute of Science at Mumbai, another feather in his accomplishment cap.