statesman news service
BANKURA/BURDWAN/HOOGHLY, 3 JUNE: It has not been a sweep as it happened in Madhyamik. Still the south Bengal districts have reasons to smile for Burdwan and Bankura, the twin south Bengal districts, cornered most ranks in this year’s HS examination. While Ramanuj Sinha Mahapatra secured the first position (477), the fourth rank holder (470) was Disha Mukherjee from Burdwan Minicipal Girls’ High School. The fifth position (469) was shared by three ~ Sayantan Dutta of Bankura Zilla School, Mainak Ghosh of Purbasthali NB Institution in Burdwan, Abhishek Chatterjee from Asansol Collegiate School.  Subhomoy Chakraborty of Dhadka NC Lahiri Vidyamandir (467) in Asansol ranked sixth.
Sayantani Ghosh of Burdwan Municipal Girls’ High School (466) secured the seventh position and Soumyajit Dutta of Bankura Zilla School was declared  eighth (465) jointly with Sourabh Bairagya of Memari VM Institution.
Mrinmoy Pal and Dipanjan Chatterjee of the Bankura Zilla School shared the ninth position (464) and Sourabh Banerjee of the same school shared the 10th (463) rank with Amrita Das of Bankura Mission Girls’ High School and Shouryya Mitra of Burdwan Municipal High School. Mrinmoy, incidentally, was the first boy in 2011 Madhyamik Examination from the same school. Ramanuj&’s parents, Mr Arabindo Singh Mahapatra and Mrs Renuka Singh Mahapatra, are primary schoolteachers in Simlapal.
His sister is a Chemistry (Honours) student at the Bankura Christian College. But Ramanuj wants to become a physician.
From Hooghly district Upamanyu Goswami and Ananya Malkhadi secured the 9th and the 10th position, respectively, in the merit list.
Upamanyu Goswami, a student of Rishra Vani Bharati School, secured the ninth position with an aggregate of 464 followed by Ananya Malkhadi of Dashgarah High School who got 463. Birbhum Zilla School produced two toppers this time: Dyuti Deepta Rano who stood second with a score of 474 and Saumyajit Garai who stood seventh with a score of 466.