The competition is increasing day-by-day in our country and students are working hard to get a seat in any of the prestigious university. The class 12th results of the Manipur Council of Higher Secondary Education were declared on May 3, 2018 where Selina Keisham topped the higher secondary exams by securing 482 marks.
Despite being an overall topper, Selina could not manage to get a seat at St. Stephen’s first cut-off list. Even though she was a science stream topper but she could not get a place in one of the most prestigious colleges of Delhi University. She has applied for History (Hons.) and aspires to become a civil servant but couldn’t make it to the first cut-off list. The cutoff for History (Hons.) for science and commerce stream was 98 percent while for humanities it was 96.5 percent.
In an interview with a newspaper, she said that “If I get a chance to work in the state education department, I will try to eradicate the corruption from the education system, and also want to modernize the board syllabus at a par with all centre boards like CBSE, ICSE” which simply displays her dedication towards revolutionizing the education and serving the country.
Selina defied all the stereotypes of getting into medical or engineering college as she did not wanted to be a part of herd rather become the change she wanted to see in our country. Unlike everybody, she wanted to pursue History (Hons) and become a civil servant and focused on renowned North Campus colleges like St. Stephens College and Miranda House