GUWAHATI, May 28 � Engineering seems to be the craze among the HSLC rank holders, at least among those who are from the city.
Trisha Bora of Holy Child School, who secured the fifth rank, and her school classmate Ananya Jaimini, who secured the ninth rank, as well as Himangshu Barman of Suderashan Public School, who was in the tenth rank, all want to be in the engineering profession in future.
However, it is noteworthy that only five of the 25 students who shared the top 10 ranks are from schools in the Kamrup (Metro) district.
Trisha, elder daughter of Hemanta Kumar Bora and Dr Ambika Ganguly of Hatigaon, said she studied around seven hours every day and gave credit to her parents and teachers for motivating her.
�Both my parents are engineers by training and I am also interested in the IT field. I will do my 10+2 in Science stream and then I plan to join engineering,� said Trisha, who listed reading and music among her hobbies. Her mother, who is an Associate Professor at the Assam Engineering College, is hopeful that Trisha will be able to get into a top institute like IIT after Class 12.
Trisha secured a total of 576 marks and has Letter Marks in Assamese, English, Science, General Mathematics, Social Studies and Advanced Mathematics.
Ananya Jaimini, who is also from the Holy Child School, said she plans to join the Science stream and later on take up Engineering after her Higher Secondary. She got a total of 572 marks, with Letter Marks in Assamese, English, Science, General Mathematics, Social Studies and Advanced Mathematics.
�I never imagined I would do so well,� said the elder daughter of Gautam Barman and Pinkumani Barman of Milanpur. Ananya�s father is a Senior Lecturer at the Assam Engineering Institute, while her mother is an Associate Professor at the Narengi Aanchalik College.
Ananya said her teachers, friends and parents were the main motivators behind her success. She is also glad that the education system in the State has changed and there are now many opportunities for youngsters. Her father Gautam Barman said he wished her to excel in her life.
Reacting to Trisha and Ananya�s results, Maria Fernandez, who is a teacher at the Holy Child School, said she �feels on top of the world�.
A total of 121 students from the Holy Child School appeared in the HSLC examination and 118 of them secured First Division. There were 43 distinctions and 41 Star holders among them.
Himangshu Barman of Suderashan Public School wants to join the Cotton College for his Higher Secondary and then take up Civil Engineering for his graduation.
Himangshu, only son of banker Ratneswar Barman and homemaker Minupama Barman of Bamunimaidam, lists sports among his main hobbies.
�I studied around 6-7 hours every day. I got support and encouragement from my parents and teachers,� he said.
Himangshu secured a total of 571 mark with Letter Marks in Assamese, English, Science, General Mathematics, Social Studies and Advanced Mathematics.
Asked about his reaction, his father Ratneswar Barman said, �I was expecting him to do well. In future, I wish him to be a good citizen of our country.�
Sayeeda Mukit, principal of Suderashan Public School, expressed happiness about Himangshu�s achievement and described him as �very focussed, dedicated and obedient�. In her school, there were 156 HSLC students and 134 of them secured first division, with 26 distinctions and 36 star holders.
Another rank holder from the city was Mrinmoy Kashyap of Sankardev Sishu Niketan, Narengi. He also came tenth in the ranking list.
Mrinmoy wants to join Science stream in Cotton College and said he will then decide about his future course of action.
The son of Hiren Sarma, who works in the SBI, and Namita Devi, a teacher, said he studied 9-10 hours and believes that �with effort one can succeed in any endeavour�.
Mrinmoy, who enjoys painting during his free hours, expressed gratitude to his parents and teachers for their support. He secured 571 marks with Letter Marks in Assamese, English, Science, General Mathematics, Social Studies and Advanced Mathematics.
Even though Mrinmoy remained noncommittal about his ultimate aim, his father Hiren Sarma said his son has some interest in the Medical science and he hopes the young student takes up medicine after completing the 12th standard.
Banamali Bhattacharya, principal of Sankardev Sishu Niketan, said Mrinmoy�s achievement will serve as an inspiration for future generation of students of the school.