Sinam Jaiphabi Chanu is a student at Holy Cross School in Kabuganj and hails from the quaint village of Chandpur in southern Assam.

The Assam Secondary Board announced the results for the HSLC (High School Leaving Certificate) examinations on May 22, 2023. The results were published on the SEBA (Secondary Education Board of Assam) website,, revealing a pass percentage of 72.69. According to official statistics, over 4 lakh students appeared for the HSLC examinations in March.

Sinam Jaiphabi Chanu, a 16-year-old shopkeeper’s daughter, emerged as one of the remarkable achievers in the class 10 board test results. Her relentless determination enabled her to secure the fourth position in the rankings. Media accounts have highlighted that Chanu used to commute to school by riding a bicycle for a distance of 16 kilometers.

Who is Sinam Jaiphabi Chanu?

According to a report by Hindustan Times, Sinam Jaiphabi Chanu is a student at Holy Cross School in Kabuganj and hails from the small village of Chandpur in southern Assam. Despite coming from a financially disadvantaged background, Chanu overcame numerous obstacles during her studies. As an exceptional student, she achieved a remarkable feat by scoring 591 out of a possible 600 points.

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When discussing the challenges she faced, Chanu remarked, “The road connecting my home and school is in poor condition, often muddy. Riding my bicycle to school on sunny and rainy days used to be quite difficult. Nevertheless, I remained determined to complete my coursework, knowing that I had no alternative.”

Due to the lack of reliable electricity at home, it was reported that Chanu used to study under a tree. Her father, Sinam Ibocha Singha, works as both a shopkeeper and a truck driver. Chanu’s mother, Ibema Devi, had cleared the Assam government’s Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) in 2012. However, she was unable to secure employment as she had exceeded the maximum age requirement for teaching positions in government schools.

According to her mother, Chanu expressed her interest in artificial intelligence and her desire to pursue software engineering. When asked about her future plans, Chanu mentioned her intention to travel to Guwahati for further studies and prepare for engineering admission exams.