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Pitampura class 10 toppers want to be engineers, doctors to help improve representation of women in Science



Reading essays on pertinent contemporary subjects that affect us and make headlines — such as the environment, water scarcity, energy and electricity problems — helped Apeejay Pitampura student Tisha Bansal sharpen her language skills and secure a 100 per cent score in Hindi in her class 10 Board exams.
She also topped the school with awe-inspiring scores of 99 in Social Studies, 98 in English as well as Maths and 96 in Science and an overall score of 98.2%. Bansal, the daughter of a businessman father and homemaker mother, now has her sights set on a promising career in engineering. “I have opted for the Sciences stream with non-medical as I enjoy studying Physics, Chemistry and Maths.”  

Nitya Goel, with an overall score of 98%, says she would like to pursue the Science stream with Biology because she wants to help address the gender gap in the country when it comes to Science, Technology Engineering, Mathematics and Medical (STEMM) subjects. “Having chosen the medical stream in class 11, I want to study Science at the highest level and help increase the representation of women in higher studies in Science.”
She has another altruistic reason to choose Biology, says Goel. “I have always wanted to be a doctor, I think medicine is a noble profession. Also, since I have been part of the school’s Interact Club for a long time now, I have participated in many campaigns to help people in need. Recently, for example, we donated grains to an old age home. Helping people makes me happy,” she declares.

Goel secured a perfect cent per cent score in both Maths and Social Studies. A self-confessed admirer of Maths and numbers, Goel says her teachers at Apeejay Pitampura helped her get 100/100 in Social Studies. “I must acknowledge the support and guidance I received from Smita Ma’am and Rajni Ma’am,” she says.

“We at Apeejay school- Pitampura do not work only at the last moment but believe in being consistent throughout with the aim to be better than our best. This tenet has given us good dividends in the past and motivates us further.”


Aasheesh Sharma is a seasoned journalist with an experience of more than 25 years spread over newspapers, news agencies, magazines and television. He has worked in leadership positions in media groups such as Hindustan Times, India Today, Times of India, NDTV, UNI and IANS. He is a published author and his essay on the longest train journey in India was included in an anthology of writings on the railways, brought out by Rupa Publications. As the Editor of Apeejay Newsroom, he is responsible for coverage of the latest news and developments in the Apeejay institutions. He can be reached at [email protected]. He tweets @Aasheesh74