Bengaluru, June 9: Karnataka student Mohammad Kaif Mulla, who appeared in the recently held Class 10th board examinations, has been declared the topper in the state. The feat came for Mulla only after he applied for revaluation of his results.
Mulla, a student of St Xaviers High School in Belgaum, had initially secured 99.68 per cent or 624 of the 625 marks up for grabs. The 1 mark was lost by him in the Science paper. The score made him the joint topper in Karnataka. Mulla, however, was firm of some discrepancy as he had expected to score 100 per cent marks.
After revaluation, the Board amended his result, awarding him cent per cent marks, making him the only one to do so among the 13-lakh odd students who appeared for the Class 10 exams in Karnataka.
Mulla's parents - father Haroon Rashid Mulla and mother Parveen Mulla - are government school teachers, teaching Urdu and Kannada respectively. While speaking to reporters, they said their child was always committed towards excelling in academics.
Mulla has enrolled in Science stream for Class 11 admissions. The student claims he has his eyes set on cracking the civil services exam. On being asked what motivates him to prepare for the elite services, the 15-year-old said he wants to be a part of the "policy-making" framework so as to ensure education for the most underprivileged, apart from eradicating the menace of child labour.