MANGALURU: Commerce toppers of Karnataka, all from Dakshina Kannada, have a common aim – to become chartered accountants. This perhaps also underlines the streak this district has when it comes to number crunching especially with regard to banking and finance.
The toppers – Olvita Ancillia D’Souza and Shrikrishna Sharma K, who shared the first rank, Shreeya Shenoy, the second rank holder with Swasthik P, who secured the third rank, said the result was just the beginning of their professional story of becoming CAs.
All four are now looking forward to excel in the Common Proficiency Test (CPT) exam which will give wings to their dreams to become professional CAs. While a couple of them are gearing up for their CPT in June, the other two have some time to cherish their achievement as their examination is scheduled for November.
Both first rankers Olvita, daughter of Oliver and Anitha D’Souza and Shrikrishna, son of Subrahmanya Bhat and Sharada, scored cent percent marks in their core subjects – Basic Maths, Statistics, Accountancy and Business Studies. While Olvita, a student of Alva’s PU College, Moodbidri, scored 98 each in her English and Hindi language papers, Shrikrishna, a student of Sathyasai Lokaseva PU College, Alike, scored 100 in Sanskrit but fell short of four marks to secure a 100 score in English.
It took some time for Canara PU College student Shreeya Shenoy to absorb the pleasant surprise of having scored full marks in Business Maths, Statistics, Business Studies, Accountancy and Sanskrit. With 95 marks in English, she secured second rank in the state. Swasthik P, son of Krishnamoorthy P and Vidya and student of St Philomena’s PU College, scored 100 marks each in Economics, Accountancy and Statistics while he fell short of one mark to score a fuller in Business Studies. Scoring a 100 in Sanskrit and 95 in English took his total score to 594 fetching him the third rank.
Elvira Philomena, deputy director for pre-university, said the commerce association had held at least three special workshops for commerce lecturers on training students, which in turn, contributed to the output. “Both students and teachers have worked hard to achieve this feat,” she said.