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CBSE Class 12 results: How Chandigarh’s Bhavan Vidyalaya gets the toppers

Entrance test to Class 11 ensures school gets best of humanities, commerce students, consistently makes a mark

punjab Updated: May 30, 2017 09:17 IST
Bhartesh Singh Thakur
Bhartesh Singh Thakur
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Bhavan Vidyalaya students Aditya Jain and (right) Mannat Luthra secured all-India third rank in CBSE Class 12 results with 99.2%.
Bhavan Vidyalaya students Aditya Jain and (right) Mannat Luthra secured all-India third rank in CBSE Class 12 results with 99.2%. (HT Photos)

Four of the seven CBSE Class 12 toppers belong to Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 27, Chandigarh.

Principal Vaneeta Arora says soon after the Central Board of Secondary Education results were declared on Sunday, she got a call from the CBSE headquarters to say that four of her students were among the top seven in the country.

For the past five years, the school has been making headlines as toppers in the commerce and humanities streams of the tricity of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali are invariably from Bhavan’s.


The school shot to fame in 2012 when Navya Singla became the all-India topper with 98% in the commerce stream. This year, two students, Aditya Jain and Mannat Luthra, are jointly ranked third in the country with 99.2%. Saurabh Gupta and Sanat Goel with 99%, also in commerce, are ranked fourth in the country across all streams and second in commerce. This year, the class average of commerce has been 93.5%, while in 2016 it was 90.2%.

In 2016, the school surprisingly missed out among toppers in commerce. In 2015, Kanksha Malhotra was the tricity commerce topper with 97.8% and in 2014 all three tricity toppers of commerce, Sumedha Arora (97.8%), Rishab Goyal (97.6%) and Kshitej Mendiratta (97.4%) were from Bhavan Vidyalaya.

In 2013 also, the top two positions were from the school in commerce.



Kritika Chaudhary and Pragati Sharma are tricity humanities toppers with 98.2%. The class average is 91.7%, while last year it was 91.3%.

In 2016, Anushka and Sonakshi Bhushan were tricity toppers with 98% marks and in 2015, Tript Kaur with 98.8% was second in the country. School students missed top slots in 2014.

In 2013, Bhavya Kumar and Natasha were second in the tricity with 96%, while in 2012 Pallavi Sharma with 96% was first in the tricity. In the science stream, the school produced the topper in 2015 when Ayushi Sood topped the tricity with 96.6 % in the medical stream.


The school has been attracting the best in commerce and humanities streams from other schools in the tricity. “Since the CGPA (Cumulative Grade Points Average) arrived, we started taking an entrance test for students seeking admission in Class 11 as Class 10 results are getting manipulated. One school’s CGPA may not equivalent to that of the other. It is true that the cream from among students from other schools come here,” principal Arora says.

“This year’s commerce toppers Aditya and Mannat joined Bhavan’s in Class 11 but Sanat and Saurabh have been studying here since primary school. It should be seen why we attract the best talent” she said.

Arora, a commerce teacher who took over as principal nine years ago, says the average class percentage has risen in humanities and commerce. Asked why students from the school were not among toppers in medical and non-medical streams, she said, “That’s because we don’t allow dummy admissions. Most of our students leave after Class 10 if they are pursuing the medical or non-medical stream. They have to prepare for entrance tests.”

“We involve students, teachers and parents to get good results. We are known to be school that is strict about attendance and discipline,” the principal said. Aditya Jain, who scored 99% and is nation’s second topper in commerce . “It is not a faulty perception that the school attracts the best talent. Here you get to know where you stand. Every student has a dream of either pursuing law or CA.”

First Published: May 29, 2017 16:17 IST

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