GUWAHATI, June 25 - �Although I had scored good marks in my HSLC exams, still I chose Arts in higher secondary because, from my childhood I had felt drawn to the arts subjects. And today, I am so happy with my result,� said Debashree Bora, who secured fourth rank in the Arts stream from Cotton University in the Higher Secondary Final Examination.
A resident of Panjabari area of the city, Debashree said she wants to be either an academician or an administrative officer. Now she will pursue her higher education at Cotton University with economics as major.
�I tried to give as much time as possible to my studies. But there was no specific routine. I also took the help of private tutors in economics, logic and English grammar,� she said.
Debashree, who loves economics, said the motivation by her teachers and parents played a great role in her success. Apart from studying, she also loves drawing, music and books. She also asserted that there is a need for specific teaching staff for the higher secondary section of Cotton University in the greater interest of the students. Cotton University Registrar Prof Diganta Kumar Das said, �We are very happy with the results. After a gap our students again secured ranks in higher secondary. Moreover, this time around 98 per cent students passed in both Arts and Science streams. A number of students also scored highest marks in Economics, Anthropology, Logic, Philosophy and Physics.�
Assam Jatiya Bidyalay�s Sampurna Batsayan who secured the fifth spot in the Arts stream, told The Assam Tribune that she used to study seven to eight hours daily before the exams. �I mainly laid stress on thorough reading of all the subjects. Moreover, my parents and teachers helped me a lot. I also took the help of private tutors in Economics and English.�
She added, �Resources available on the internet helped me a lot in preparing for the exams. Social media too helped me in connecting with teachers. In my spare time I used to read novels based on historical events.�
Sampurna, who wants to join the administrative service in future, stated that she would pursue her higher education at Cotton University with economics as major. Principal of Assam Jatiya Bidyalay Ghanashyam Medhi said that this time 100 per cent students, who appeared from his school, have passed the examination. �The result is good. But I had expected three more ranks,� he said.