"I am extremely happy and it is a sense of déjà vu," said TYBCom topper Hrishikesh Samant (20), who was also the general merit list topper at the HSC examination in 2007.
An aspiring chartered accountant (CA), he had also secured the eleventh rank in the second level of the chartered accountancy examination held in May last year.
"As I had prepared well for the CA exam, I had to study only for the other three subjects which were not covered in it," said Samant, a student of R.A. Podar College at Matunga.
This Belapur resident is also a trained classical singer.
In his third year, Samant had juggled with an articleship, college and coaching classes and had also participated in singing competitions at college festivals.
He had taken 20 days leave from his CA articleship to prepare for the TYBCom exam and said that he studied for ten hours daily during the study leave before the final board exam.