DIBRUGARH, May 31 - Three private educational institutions of the city came out with flying colours, grabbing altogether five top positions in the HS examination held under the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC).
Unlike other years, Salt Brook Academy failed to make a mark in the Science stream, however it held to its glory by producing two toppers – Dikshita Baruah (2nd) and Avibhawan Hazarika (8th) in the Commerce stream.
Relatively infant educational institute, Dr Radhakrishnan School of Arts, Commerce and Science, Amolapatty here produced two toppers – Antra Phukan (6th) and the Swagat Gogoi (9th) rank in the Science stream.
Gyan Vigyan Academy, which often missed ranks earlier by a whisker made it to the list of the topper this time. Sweta Das of the academy secured the 3rd rank in the Commerce stream. Principal Rajib Sahu and few faculty members of the academy almost wept out of joy on hearing the news of the success of their students as tears rolled down their cheeks.
Dikshita Baruah, daughter of Dr Debojit Kumar Baruah and Bandana Dutta Baruah of Godapani has decided to pursue Integrated M.Com degree in Tezpur University and further try for Indian Institute of Management (IIM). Avibhawan Hazarika, son of Naren Hazarika, a retired employee of the State Bank of India (SBI) and Meera Hazarika, retired employee of Dibrugarh Industries and Commerce Centre wants to join Gauhati Commerce College to do his B.Com and M.Com and has made up his mind to crack the coveted UPSC exams.
Antra Phukan, daughter of Ajit Phukan and Junali Phukan of Seujpur here are aspiring for a career in engineering and aims to get into IIT. “I studied hard for a good result but had not expected to make it to the list of the toppers,” said the rank holder Phukan to The Assam Tribune.
Swagat Gogoi wants to become a doctor. He is a son of late Niranjan Gogoi and Mainu Gogoi of Milannagar here. Swagat Gogoi, a former student of the city’s St Xavier’s School, was placed 2nd among the toppers in the HSLC examination in 2016 under Secondary Education Board of Assam. Antra Phukan and Swagat Gogoi’s name appeared in the list of toppers under Government Girls High School, Amolapatty as the students from Dr Radhakrishnan School of Arts, Commerce and Science had appeared for their exams from the Government Girls High School.
Gyan Vigyan Academy’s rank holder Sweta Das seeks to get into business administration. “I will first complete my B.Com from DHSK Commerce College and then probably go out for MBA course before I hunt for a job in a reputed company,” said the achiever. Sweeta Das is the daughter of Swapan Das and Rumi Das of Shantipara. Mother of Sweta Das also wept in joy as she arrived at the campus of the academy with her daughter to greet the mentors of her daughter.
One remarkable abstinence common among the rank holders during their preparation for exam, is that they kept themselves away from mobile phones and more specifically from social media like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Twitter etc.