UAE students shine in Indian CBSE Grade 12 exams

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Many Indian students of Grade 12 across the UAE celebrated after the announcement of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) results. Some 3,300 students from the UAE appeared for the exams this year as the country recorded an overall pass percentage of 99.


Muaz Shabandri

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Published: Mon 28 May 2012, 1:37 PM

Last updated: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 10:15 AM

Anant Srinivas Subramanian, a student of Delhi Private School, Sharjah, topped the science stream with 98.2 per cent. He topped the charts among all school toppers, placing him as the regional topper.

Hensel Frank Henry from the Indian High School, Dubai, stood out with an aggregate of 96.8 per cent in the commerce stream. And Vaishali Vinod, a student of the Our Own English High School, Dubai, aced the humanities stream with an average score of 95.2 per cent.

Hundreds of students across the UAE scored more than 90 per cent as schools recorded a marked improvement in results this year. Ashok Kumar, CEO of the Indian High School said: “It is a truly outstanding performance by the students. Several of our students have scored above 90 per cent, reflecting the school’s focus on academic excellence.”

A majority of Indian schools in the UAE follow the CBSE curriculum as students can opt for science, commerce or humanities education after completing Grade 10. For the toppers, the good results are a stepping-stone to acceptance into reputed universities in India and abroad.

“I was more focused on doing well in the entrance examinations,” said Anant Srinivas. “I have already written three entrance exams and I dream to get into BITS Pilani.”

More than 130,000 students are in contention for admission to the 2,000 odd seats at the BITS campuses in India, as Anant hopes to secure a seat in the Electrical and Electronic engineering course at Pilani.

“I didn’t have a specific schedule, but I made it a point to study well whenever I had time at home. Staying committed and consistent is one of the reasons for my good results,” said Anant.

He was pleased with his results, which came as a ‘surprise’ to the entire family. “I always knew I would score more than 90 per cent but this is something amazing,” said the student. His mother Gomathi had not expected her son to be a regional topper.

“He was expected to do well, but the focus was always on getting admission to the university of his choice. His elder brother has been a big inspiration for him and his teachers have also played a big role,” said the mother. DPS Principal Vandana Marwaha was all praise for her students as she said, “It is a very proud moment for the school because of the distinguished performance by our students. A lot of the credit goes to the teachers who have worked very hard to prepare the students for excellence.”

For Hensel Henry from IHS Dubai, the results are nothing short of a dream come true. Planning to become a chartered accountant, Hensel is already in India trying for an admission to the St Aloysius’ College in Mangalore.

“It will take time for the feeling to sink in, but my friends have been calling me throughout the day. It is just hard to believe the great results,” said Hensel.

Results are based on information received from various schools at the time of going to press.

School wise CBSE toppers for the UAE

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