Almas Nazim Sayyad of Nagpur topped the Maharashtra HSC Board exams
when the results were announced today in the afternoon. Scoring
98.50% marks, Almas stood first in the list of 10,59,261 students
who had given the exams in February/March 2009.
The second and third positions also went to the girls with Anushari
Prakash of Amravati standing second with a score of 97.83% marks and Radhika Daspute,
again from Nagpur, coming to a close third with 97.50%
Interestingly the fourth position also
went to a girl student Rajni Pawale of Latur who scored 96.83%
Almas Sayyad who was confident of
topping the Nagpur city is now thankful to Almighty Allah who had
given her lot more than she had expected. "I was praying to Almighty
Allah that I top the Nagpur city. Now that I am the first in the
entire state, I do not have words to express my gratitude to The
Almighty", she said while speaking to the media.
A beaming Almas Sayyad who studied at
Shivaji Science College of Nagpur expressed her desire for the
medical field. "I would be seeking admission at any medical college
in Mumbai for my further education", she added.
The admission to any graduation course
in Maharashtra is done on the basis of Common Entrance Test (CET).
Almas Sayyad is expecting to repeat the same performance in CET also
and like her doctor father and gynecologist mother, Almas too is
eying for a career as a gynecologist.
The overall results of the eight
divisional boards in Maharashtra that include Pune, Nagpur,
Aurnagabad, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Amravati, Nasik and Latur stands at 81.92%.
Malegaon too has its share of glory
when it found Yogendhra Sudhakar Ghodgaonkar of the local MSG
College, again a girl student, topping
the Nashik Divisional Board with a score of 96%.
In Aurangabad division, Neha Parekh of
Deogiri College stood first with 95.33% marks.
However Mumbai and Pune divisional
boards were grabbed by the boys. While Mumbai went to Harshad Chavan with 96.60% marks, Bhagyashree Patwardhan with a score
of 93% marks topped the Pune Divisional board.