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Indias academic elite excel at Cambridge Outstanding Achiever awards

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | September 14, 2009 16:23 IST

In total, 79 Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge AS/A Level students from across the country will receive Cambridge Outstanding Achiever awards certificates in ceremonies at their individual schools.

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Ten academically gifted students in India have come top in the world in their Cambridge international examinations for their outstanding academic achievements in the November 2008 and June 2009 Cambridge examination sessions. These exceptional students will be awarded the highly sought-after Cambridge Outstanding Achiever awards for academic excellence.

In total, 79 Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge AS/A Level students from across the country will receive Cambridge Outstanding Achiever awards certificates in ceremonies at their individual schools. The certificates are being awarded for outstanding results across Cambridge IGCSEs, Cambridge AS Levels and Cambridge A Levels in both the November 2008 and June 2009 examination sessions. Award categories are Top in the World (individual subjects), Top in India (individual subjects), Top in India across any six Cambridge IGCSEs and Top in India across any three Cambridge A Levels. A new category has been added this year, called the Outstanding Achievement Award (individual subjects) designed to recognise exceptional academic prowess.

Ian Chambers, CIE Regional Manager for South Asia said: "CIE is thrilled to be able to award these outstanding students their Outstanding Achiever in India awards."

"The number of students receiving numerous A and A* grades in their examinations in India has risen year-on-year from 34 per cent in 2007 to 38 per cent in 2009. Indian students now rank five per cent above the rest of the world in their examinations performance. This is testament to Cambridge students hard work and commitment to learning, as well as the quality of teaching offered by our family of dedicated Cambridge teaches in India. We are proud to be a part of these students academic journey and wish them every continued success with their further studies and employment. We send them our most heartfelt congratulations."

Ecstatic Cambridge students in India spoke to CIE on the day their June 2009 results were released on August 10, with many attributing their high grades to the quality of teaching they had received as well as their own hard work, and the support of their family and friends.

"After the two months of suspense since we sat the Cambridge IGCSE exams, finally getting my grades all 10 A*s just made me ecstatic. I hope these grades will help me on my way to my dream universities, MIT or Stanford in the US, so I can study Computer Science with some of the best peers and professors in the world," one student said.

Cambridge Outstanding Achiever in India award winners

Top in the World (individual subjects) November 2008


AccountingAlokik MishraChoithram International Indore
Mathematics (without coursework)Neil Surendra SatraDhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai

AS Level

MathematicsAjay RavindranMallya Aditi International School

Top in the World (individual subjects) June 2009


Art and DesignKaran HandaThe British School New Delhi
Business StudiesMahesh Rajesh AgrawalDhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
Combined ScienceAbhimanyu LeleCentre For Learning
Hindi as a Second LanguageAbdullah ShaikhDhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
Literature (English)Karuna KadamThe International School Bangalore
Literature (English)Jasmine Violet StephensHebron School India

AS Level

Language and Literature in EnglishSejal PachisiaMallya Aditi International School

Top in India (individual subjects) November 2008


BiologyBhojwani KomalPodar International School
Business StudiesKrithika VenkataramanThe International School Bangalore
ChemistryBhojwani KomalPodar International School
EconomicsAlokik MishraChoithram International Indore
English as a Second LanguageShaily SalujaDps International, Saket, New Delhi
Environmental ManagementMatta Harmeet Singh Varian SinghTrinity International School
First Language EnglishAyesha Susan Mangalath ThomasBritish Council Kolkata
Foreign Language FrenchKrithika VenkataramanThe International School Bangalore
GeographyLucinda Pinto Furtado HenriquetaEuropean School of Goa
Information TechnologyZurale Devansh AvinashRustomjee Cambridge International School
PhysicsPrahlad Das GriffithBritish Council Kolkata

AS Level

AccountingKabir ShawThe Cambridge School
BiologyDaniel WansongHebron School India
Business StudiesNikhil RathiCalcutta International School Society
ChemistryAbrol Sachet SanjeevPodar International School
EconomicsKabir ShawThe Cambridge School
EconomicsRatna GogineniGlendale Academy
English LanguageNeha S. WadiaPodar International School
General PaperAlwin Min Yau LianHebron School India
PhysicsJain SamyakChoithram International Indore

A Level

AccountingThacker Vandana VijayRims Junior College
BiologyTushar HathiramaniRims International School and Junior College, Pune
Business StudiesSaldanha Falon KathrynPodar International School
ChemistryTushar HathiramaniRims International School and Junior College, Pune
EconomicsAsawa PalkeshChoithram International Indore
MathematicsDilasha SethiDps International, Saket, New Delhi
PhysicsManpreet Singh MakkarDps International, Saket, New Delhi

Outstanding Achievement Award (individual subjects) November 2008


Art and DesignSneha JoshiVidyashilp Academy
Development StudiesStephanie Jane GreenhalghStep By Step High School
Food and NutritionArjuna ReddyMallya Aditi International School
Literature (English)Ennuri JoWoodstock School Mussoorie U P India

AS Level

Art and DesignManush C.J.Mallya Aditi International School

Top in India (individual subjects) June 2009


AccountingTwinkle ParekhThe Galaxy International School
Additional MathematicsSamarth ChopraDhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
BiologyMahesh Rajesh AgrawalDhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
ChemistryRitika Rajesh ChokhaniUtpal Shanghvi School
Computer StudiesKaran Handa The British School New Delhi
Co-ordinated Sciences (Double Award)Anubhav MoondraEcole Mondiale World School, Mumbai
EconomicsAarti ReddyThe International School Bangalore
EconomicsAditya Dev GuptaThe International School Bangalore
English as a Second LanguageSiddharth Suresh RamanParkwood School International
Environmental ManagementRitika Rajesh ChokhaniUtpal Shanghvi School
First Language EnglishUtsav Pankaj JambusariaUtpal Shanghvi School
Foreign Language FrenchAmbika Anand VoraDhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
Foreign Language SpanishEmma M Le PouesardThe International School Bangalore
GeographyAmbika Anand VoraDhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
HistoryTwinkle ParekhThe Galaxy International School
Information and CommunicationSaumya SinghG. D. Goenka World School
Mathematics (without coursework)Damini GhoshThe International School Bangalore
Mathematics (without coursework)Jinesh DesaiSingapore International School
Physical EducationAkriti SehrawatDhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
PhysicsRitika Rajesh ChokhaniUtpal Shanghvi School
PhysicsPayoshaa Pavan ShahUtpal Shanghvi School

AS Level

AccountingHarmeet Harmohinder AjmaniPrabhavati Padamshi Soni International Junior College
Applied ICTNikita SharmaPrimus Public School
Art and DesignYa Tien Adriana WongHebron School India
BiologyVipin AjayakumarTrivandrum International School
Business StudiesChaudhari Roshni Rajeev AneesaPodar International School
ChemistryB SoumitraRustomjee Cambridge International School
ComputingVipin AjayakumarTrivandrum International School
EconomicsDuggal NealMallya Aditi International School
EconomicsShubhi SharmaMallya Aditi International School
English LanguageBodhi VaniAhmedabad International School
Literature in EnglishRohini BhoseThe Cambridge School
MathematicsRohan Rajiv MerchantPrabhavati Padamshi Soni International Junior College
MathematicsBudhraja Payal RajkumarPodar International School
MathematicsSiddharth Bhupesh RaikarRustomjee Cambridge International School
PhysicsB SoumitraRustomjee Cambridge International School

A Level

AccountingShanay Vikram ShahAhmedabad International School
Art and DesignIrina De Saint-OursHebron School India
BiologyAadeetya ShreedharNes International School Mumbai
Business StudiesMihir Shishir DharkarRims Junior College
ChemistryAadeetya ShreedharNes International School Mumbai
ComputingAyush ToolsidassThe Cambridge School
EconomicsRatna GogineniGlendale Academy
Literature in EnglishAbhimanyu ArniMallya Aditi International School
MathematicsRatna GogineniGlendale Academy
PhysicsAadeetya ShreedharNes International School Mumbai
PsychologyGowri VaranashiCentre For Learning
SociologyIndrani SenguptaCalcutta International School Society

Outstanding Achievement Award (individual subjects) June 2009


DramaKeya AgarwalThe International School Bangalore
Foreign Language GermanAmber Mazal WeinberEuropean School Of Goa
Foreign Language MalayDeborah Allison AngRyan International School, Whitefield

AS Level

General PaperMurad HemmadiHebron School India
GeographyJeroen Gerben De VriesHebron School India
PsychologyRohini BhoseThe Cambridge School

A Level

HistoryAbhimanyu Arni Mallya Aditi International School

Top in India across any 6 Cambridge IGCSEs

Ambika Anand VoraDhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai

Top in India across any 3 Cambridge A Levels

MaleAadeetya ShreedharNES International School Mumbai
FemaleBoram KimMallya Aditi International School


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