City students grab ICSE-X top rankings

Mumbai :  A Mumbai girl and a Navi Mumbai boy have topped in the Indian Certificate Secondary Education (ICSE-X) examination, which was conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE). Besides, there are seven city students in the top 17. However, in the Indian School Certificate (ISC- XII) exam, only two city students figure in the first ten.

The CISCE, which conducts the ICSE and ISC examinations across the country, declared its results on Monday morning. According to officials, girls have done better than boys in both. An estimated 15,120 students had appeared for ICSE and 2,162 students for the ISC exam in Maharashtra.

Ananya Patwardhan from Chatrabhauj Narseee Memorial School, Mumbai, and Tezan Sahu from St Mary’s ICSE School, Navi Mumbai, scored an aggregate (English + best of four subjects) 496 marks (99.20%) and were national toppers along with Sougatha Chowdhury from Kolkata.

The other five city students among the toppers — Tanmay Chopra from the Cathedral & John Connon, Avisha Shah from J.B. Petit High School, Dixit Anish from Gokuldham High School, Jain Manish from Children’s Academy and Dhavaneel Vivek from Shishuvan English Medium School — scored 98.80 per cent marks.

Likewise, in ISC, Ashutosh Lohana from Smt Lilavatibai Podar High School and SanjanaRavjiani from St Gregorios High School scored 99.25 per cent marks; they figure in the first ten across the country.

Tapan Sahu, father of Tezan Sahu who scored 99.20 per cent and is a national ICSE topper, said, “We were expecting good marks and are surprised at the national ranking.”

He added, “Tezan is like any other ordinary student. He used to go to bed early and rise early and he was always enthusiastic. Besides studies, he is very good singer and painter. Animal, birds and flowers are subjects of his paintings.

Another topper, Ananya Patwardhan, said, “All credit goes to my parents and teachers for their constant care and attention.”

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