Number-crunching is what this topper aims to pursue in life
Apart from academics, she also takes a keen interest in painting, debating and participating in Model United Nations.Updated: May 08, 2019, 03:06 IST
Srinwati Debgupta, 17, who jointly secured the second position across the country in the ISC examination, is yet to come to terms with her performance. With an aggregate of 99.75% she is also the joint-topper in Delhi-NCR. A student of the Shri Ram School, Aravali, Debgupta was pleasantly surprised by her performance. “I checked the website at 3 pm and was quite taken aback by the result. A friend called to inform that I had secured the second rank in the country. The news hasn’t sunk in as yet,” she said.
Apart from academics, she also takes a keen interest in painting, debating and participating in Model United Nations. “During weekends, I would study for 7 to 8 hours. The number of hours went up as the examinations approached but I kept my focus on quality study,” said Debgupta.
She added that her teachers and parents had been a great source of support. “My mother cried when she saw my result. My father was also very happy. We are all positively overwhelmed,” she said.
With a score of 399 in total and 99 in mathematics, Debgupta aims to pursue mathematics honours from Delhi University’s St. Stephen’s College. “Stephen’s has always been my dream college. I am hoping to secure admission in mathematics honours,” added Debgupta. Her mother, Dipanwita Debgupta, said that Srinwati was inclined towards academics. “Instead of opting for a course in medicine or engineering, she plans to take up mathematics honours. She has done really well. Her sincerity and efforts have paid off,” said Debgupta.