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9 city students make it to HS merit list, Abhradipta tops among girls

Kolkata: As many as nine students from the city have made it to the merit list of 80 candidates of the Higher Secondary examinations this year.

Abhradipta Ghosh of Jadavpur Vidyapith bagged fifth rank overall and came first among the girls in the entire state. Aritra Roy of Pathfinder HS Public School in Jodhpur Park also secured the fifth place.

"The entire credit for my success should go to my teachers and parents. They have always been so supportive. I had no fixed study hours and nobody in the family forced me in any matter related to studies. I want to take up Honours in Statistics," Abhradipta said.

Abhradipta has a grand total of 486 with 97.2 percent . She has scored 100 in Mathematics, 98 in Statistics, 95 in Physics and 97 in English.

Aritra who has bagged the same position as Abhradipta will take up engineering, preferably at IIT Kharagpur, the results of which will be declared on Sunday.

"I had no fixed time-table. There were days when I studied for 14 hours and some days I studied for three hours also. I love to play the guitar and I played it quite often to break the monotony of studies," Aritra said who has stood 59th in Engineering in the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination.

Tannistha Mondal of Patha Bhavan and Sagnik Talukdar of Nava Nalanda featured joint sixth with an aggregate of 485 and 97 percent marks.

"I feel everybody will be allowed to study as per his own discretion. The support from my school and family has been immense," said Sagnik who wants to do research work in Chemical Science. He loves to read books and is crazy about football.

Disha Ghosh of Bethune Collegiate School who stood seventh with an aggregate of 484 wants to pursue Economics in higher studies.

The other students from the city who made it to the merit list include Srayasi Ganguly of Bidya Bharati Girls High School and Nisha Yadav of Andhra Association High School in Tollygunge. Both of them stood 9th with 96.4 percent marks.

Tirtha Shankha Bachar of Nava Nalanda and Sayani Dutta of Pathfinder HS Public School both bagged 10th place with 96.2 percent marks.

Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission, a few kilometers away from the city, also kept up its reputation with three students from the school making to the merit list. Arghya De and Shreyans Chatterjee bagged the 8th position while Jayesh Shaw acquired the 10th place.

HS Examinations next year will start from February 26 and will end on March 13.

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