Chennai: Securing centum in one subject (Computer Science) and 99 in three (Maths, Chemistry and Tamil), Vishnu Kiran of Modern Senior Secondary School in the city secured 492 of 500 in class 12 board examinations, the results of which were announced on Saturday. While his father had pursued his studies till class 10 and did a diploma before foraying into business, his mother had done till class 8.
“My inspiration has always been my brother pursuing mechanical engineering in IIT Madras and I aspire to follow him,” said Vishnu of Nanganallur who secured 211 rank in JEE (Main) exam and wants to go for computer science branch in IIT Madras.
When asked about his success mantra, he was quick to say that it was to study from the beginning of the academic year and stay composed a month before the exam. “Despite good preparation, I fell sick in February. Though I was worried if I would be able to deliver all that I learnt, I managed to pick up.”
“Besides reading textbooks for hours, it is the small talk with students and teachers that helped me bust stress and achieve good grades,” he emphasised.
She was down with lung infection and could not make it to her class 11 annual examinations. Yet, trusting her academic skills, the faculty decided to promote her. G.Neeraja of Chettinad Vidyashram shined with 491 of 500 marks in her class 12 CBSE board examinations, scoring centums in Political Science and Economics, did not let them down.
“I was always passionate about psychology and studying for me is a hobby. I believe if you have the passion for something, it automatically gets you going and here I am,” she says, adding that she aspires to become a psychologist.
Not just studies, she was also involved in organising programmes at her school. She participated in a concert just a month before her examination. “I play violin, keyboard and I am also a vocalist. This is what I do when I am not studying,”she said.
E.Varshini of the science stream also shared success with 491 of 500. She said it was writing exams towards the end that helped her emerge as a topper.
“All you need to do is work hard. My ambition is to become a software engineer, and for now I look forward to getting a seat in a good college,” she said....