Mumbai: Twenty six students in India have received ‘Top in the World’ awards from Cambridge Assessment International Education for their exceptional performance in Cambridge exams in the academic year 2016-17.
The awards recognise students who have achieved the highest mark in the world in a Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge International AS & A Level subject in the November 2016, March 2017 and June 2017 Cambridge exam series.
Almost half of the Top of the World award winners are based in Mumbai, with 12 students in the city achieving this distinction – more than in any other city in India.
In total, one hundred and sixty students in India have received Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards in 2016-17. Eighty-eight students received ‘Top in Country’ awards for gaining the highest marks in the country for a single Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge International AS & A Level subject. Fifty-one students were also recognised for high achievement in a subject, and for best performance across a set number of Cambridge subjects.
The Top in World and Top in Country students from schools across the country will be recognised for their impressive academic achievements at a Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards ceremony early next year. The toppers in Best Across and High Achievement categories will be honored with Cambridge Outstanding Cambridge Learner certificates.
Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director South Asia, Cambridge International, said: “We are delighted to see students across India showcase their passion for learning and accomplish their goals. These exceptional results in the Cambridge examinations would not have been attainable without the relentless efforts and commitment of teachers and the support from families of these students Congratulations to all the students and we wish them all the luck for their future endeavors.”
There has been a substantial and evident increase in the popularity of Cambridge qualifications in India and around the world. Over 400 schools in India offer the Cambridge programs and qualifications and the number is growing each year.