Mangaluru: Dr Anisa Shaikh, who has been a topper throughout her academic career, has topped her batch at the AJ Institute of Dental Sciences.
Born in the Shirali village of the Bhatkal taluk on October 11, 1996 to Zain-Ul-Abideen Shaikh and Bibi Safoora, Dr Anisa completed her primary and secondary education from the Anjuman Institutions in Bhatkal.
A dynamic and intelligent student, Dr Anisa has won a total of 89 awards and certificates from classes 1 to 10.
She has twice been awarded a gold medal for her excellence in education. She was conferred with the Rabita award in 2012-13 and the Dukthar-E-Anjuman Award by the Anjuman Hami-e-Muslimeen in 2011-12 for scoring 93.7% in her SSLC exams.
During her college days in Anjuman (first and second PU), Dr Anisa secured a total of 28 certificates and awards. She also secured gold medals in the first and second year of her PU education for topping the college.
She has also won the Prathiba Award and the Batul-E-Anjuman Award for education.
After completing her 12th grade, Dr Anisa scored the 3460th rank in the CET under the 2BG quota and enrolled in the AJ Institute of Dental Sciences (AJIDS), Mangaluru based on merit.
After having secure over 100 awards and citations, Dr Anisa added the “Kavitha Memorial Award” to her growing list during her graduation from AJIDS. She bagged this latest award for securing the highest marks in ‘Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery’, an honour that comes with a cash prize of Rs 10,000. The award was conferred on her by Dr Nandesh Shetty, OMFS Surgeon and PG coordinator AJIDS.
Additionally, she was nominated as the best outgoing student for overall academic and extra curricular talents.
Anisa scored the highest marks in five dentistry subjects- General Pathology and Microbiology, Dental Materials, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Radiology and Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry.
Dr Anisa’s aim in life is to become a doctor and provide free medical assistance to the needy wherever she can.
Speaking about her achievements, Dr Anisa said that education is not for business, but to make someone capable in society and to support those in need. “The success of life is hidden behind those black letters (the engravings on the plaque). Education is so powerful that it can make possible what swords cannot,” she said.