1 school, 3 streams and a hat-trick

A profile of those who made it to the top.

delhi Updated: May 22, 2010 00:18 IST
Hindustan Times

Divyanshu Aggarwal
97.2% (Science)

Divyanshu says his late grandfather—an advocate general in Allahabad court—is his role model. This DPS RK Puram student says he had wanted a high score, but didn’t expect to top. “This is beyond my expectations,” he said.

This is not his first success. He wants to study law and has taken the National Law University exam. “I came 3rd in the exam. I have also given exams for Common Law Aptitude Test. The result is awaited,” he says.

A keen learner, Divyanshu has a different angle to the extra curricular activities. He was called by Nanyang Technology University to chair the Model UN in February at Singapore.

His grandfather too had topped in Class 12 in UP. His father is a senior advocate in Supreme Court of India. “I think it’s in my genes to be on top,” he says.

Vaishali Garga
97.2% (Commerce)

A day before the results, Vaishali refused to speak to anyone. But when the results came out, she couldn’t stop talking a mile a minute. “I am feeling very good. I have made my parents proud. That is the biggest achievement for me,” she said.

What does she plan to do next? Pursue BA (Hons.) Economics from St. Stephens or Shri Ram College Of Commerce (SRCC) or Lady Shri Ram (LSR).

She credits her teachers, parents and friends for her success. It was her Maths teacher at DPS R.K. Puram who helped her score the perfect 100 in Mathematics. “My Maths tutor helped a lot,” she said. She scored a 100 in Accountancy, too.

Vaishali, a DPS R.K. Puram student, has secured 99 in Business Studies, 92 in English and 95 in Economics. She wants to become a lecturer or an analyst.

Shruti Laktakiya
96.2% (Humanities)

Shruti Laktakiya, the Delhi CBSE topper in humanities with 96.2%, is on cloud nine. Her mantra—consistency—has not only reflected in her performance in Class 12, but throughout her schooling; she achieved 96% in the Class 10 board exams. Shruti, who studied without any extra coaching, attributes her success to the teaching faculty of her school DPS R.K.Puram. She scored a perfect 100 in psychology, 96 in economics, and 95 each in political science, English and maths.

Her father, Sudeep Laktakiya, an IPS officer, and her mother, Shalu Laktakiya a housewife, are her role models. She hints at a shot a the Civil Services, obviously inspired by her father. At the moment, Shruti is looking to “graduate in Eco (Hons.), from St. Stephen’s preferably”.

First Published: May 22, 2010 00:15 IST