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Doon girl tops U’khand in CBSE class 12 results

The science student of The Asian School scored a whopping 492 marks out of 500, just six marks short of national topper Raksha Gopal (498)

dehradun Updated: May 28, 2017 20:30 IST
Neha Pant
Neha Pant
Hindustan Times
Uttarakhand,CBSE,Vatsala Shukla
Students of a Dehradun school rejoice after CBSE Class 12 results were announced on Sunday. (Praveen Dandriyal /HT)

DEHRADUN: Doon girl Vatsala Shukla topped the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 examinations in Uttarakhand by scoring 98.4% in the board results that were declared on Sunday.

The science student of The Asian School scored a whopping 492 marks out of 500, just six marks short of national topper Raksha Gopal (498). Incidentally, Raksha is from Amity International School, Noida that falls in the CBSE’s Dehradun region comprising Uttarakhand and western Uttar Pradesh.

Vatsala was closely followed by Ved Tripathi of Birla Vidya Mandir (Nainital), Vedika Agarwal of Ecole Globale Girls’ International School (Dehradun) and Astha Maurya of Vision Valley School (Kashipur) who all scored 490 marks, to finish jointly at the second spot.

According to the CBSE’s Regional Office in Dehradun, over 31,832 students from 378 schools in Uttarakhand appeared for the exam, out of which 24,606 passed. Overall, in the Dehradun region, around 75,764 students of the over 1.07 lakh candidates cleared the exam, said Ranveer Singh, regional officer of the CBSE’s Dehradun region.

Overall, the Dehradun region’s pass percentage was 73.10% with 81.50% girls clearing the exam against 67.80% of boys. Altogether, 14,890 students could not clear the exams in the region.

Meanwhile, students from many Doon schools achieved commendable scores. “I believed in learning the concepts well rather than cramming the subjects and am very happy with the results,” Unnati Agarwal, who topped the Doon International School and wants to be a doctor, told Hindustan Times.

Blind student creates history, scores 95%

Mohammad Shahnawaz Alam, a blind student from Dehradun’s National Institute for the Visually Handicapped (NIVH), created history by scoring 95% -- the highest ever for an NIVH student so far, according to the school.

Hailing from Bihar’s Saharsa district, Alam has five siblings and his father is a farmer. “I want to pursue history honors (he scored 100 in the subject) and want to become an IAS officer so that I can do something for the (blind) people like me,” Alam told HT over the phone from his home town.

Overall, 28 students appeared for the Class 12 examination at NIVH – all from the humanities stream and all securing first division. “We’re proud of our students’ performance and will provide laptops to all of them for their commendable feat. We will also be giving a monthly scholarship of Rs 2,000 to those who scored above 70%,” NIVH principal Kamalbir Singh Jaggi told HT.

First Published: May 28, 2017 20:30 IST