An India-origin student has topped the Central Board of Secondary Education's (CBSE) class 12 examination results among South East Asian students studying in one of the biggest school groups offering Indian curriculum in Singapore.
Anushka Gaikwad, who moved to Singapore in 2010 with her working parents from India, scored 98.2 percent marks.
Shubham Saraf, also an Indian-origin, came second by scoring 98 per cent marks. Both Anushka and Saraf are students at the Global Indian International School (GIIS), one of the biggest school groups offering CBSE curriculum outside India.
Most of the GIIS students are of Indian-origin with parents working in South East Asia and prefer the CBSE curriculum, which is also becoming increasingly popular among students of other nationalities.
Nearly 50 per cent of the students at GIIS Tokyo campus are Japanese and the rest of Indian-origin. CBSE is the most widely acclaimed curriculum recognised by universities in India and abroad. It is becoming a popular for its strong foundation broadly in sciences and mathematics, said an official.
GIIS runs schools in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, India, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.