LUDHIANA: Even as the city students could not make a place for themselves in the top three Panjab University positions in BSc (medical and non-medical) second year, the results of which were declared on Wednesday, they have scored well. Mandeep Kaur of Guru Nanak Girls’ College has topped the city with 92.2%, Government College for Women student Navneet Kaur has secured the second position with 89.93% and SCD Government College’s Tejinder Singh third with 86.93%.
A resident of Dashmesh Nagar, Mandeep, said, ”I used to study in the kitchen, as that was the only place where I could concentrate well. For, I stay with a joint family and most of the times, there was someone or the other in all rooms.” About her success mantra, she added, ”I would revise my lessons daily, no matter how busy I was. I am not a bookworm and would go for shopping even during my exams. And, I did not opt for tuitions, as I prefer attending classes attentively.”
Navneet, a resident of Guru Arjan Dev Nagar, did not let life’s upheavals affect her performance. Though her mother was diagnosed with cancer, she decided to sit in the exams.
”Hard work and faith in god helped me achieve success. And when I was tired, I would listen to music as it is a great stress-buster,” she said.
Tejinder, a resident of New Amar Nagar, said, ”I am very fond of computer games and I played these even during my exams. I had never expected that I would be third in the city… the results have come as a pleasant surprise.”