Daughter of teacher couple ranked fifth in Madhyamik, dreams of becoming a doctor
Rumana Sultana, a student of the science stream from Kandi Raja Manindra Chandra Girls’ High School from Murshidabad, has scored the highest marks in the West Bengal Higher Secondary (HS) 2021 exams.
Rumana scored 499 out of 500 marks — 99 in Bengali, 100 in English, 100 in bioscience, 100 in chemistry, 99 in physics, and 100 in maths.
“I am very happy for her. This is an all-time record. This is the first time that a girl student has topped the Higher Secondary exams alone and this is also the first time that a student from a minority community has topped the exam. We congratulate her,” said Mahua Das, the president of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBSCHSE), which conducted the HS exams and declared the result on July 22.
The Murshidabad girl’s dream is to become a doctor. She hopes to crack the medical entrance exam and if not she plans to study biology.
Apart from studying, Rumana loves writing poetry. She had ranked fifth in Madhyamik (Class X) 2019, scoring 687 marks.
Rumana comes from a family of teachers. Her father Rabiul Alam is the headmaster of Gaisabad Achala Vidyamandirin Bharatpur, Murshidabad. Mother Sultana Parveen is also a teacher.
Her feet firmly on the ground, Rumana regrets not being able to write the exams and does not to give too much importance to her top score. “My Madhyamik and Class XI results were good. That helped. I would say I was expecting to do well but did not expect to top,” she signed off.
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