Scoring 491 out of 500 marks or 98.2%, the Indian-origin girl from Singapore Anushka Gaikwad has topped the ASEAN region in the 2016 CBSE Class 12 exams. She is a student from Global Indian International School (GIIS), Queenstown Campus in Singapore. Another Indian-origin boy, Shubham Saraf came in at the second position scoring 490 out of 500 marks or 98%.
Both Anushka and Saraf are students at the Global Indian International School (GIIS), one of the biggest school groups offering Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum outside India.
Before moving to Singapore in 2010 and enrolling to class 7 at GISS, Anushka was in the city of Nagpur in Maharashtra, and was also raised in another Maharashtra city - Pune. She is also planning to purse engineering in her further studies.
According to Anushka’s mother, Ms Preeti Gaikwad, has also played in various tennis matches from school and loves music.