PUNE: This year, there has been an increase of 0.13 per cent in the pass percentage in the Pune division. The pass percentage is 92.08 per cent, whereas last year, it was 91.95 per cent. The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) had declared results of School Secondary Certificate (SSC) on Friday afternoon.
Although, the pass percentage has a slight difference this year, in 2015, Pune had the highest pass percentage of 95.10 per cent in the past six years. A total of 2,68,088 students had appeared for the SSC examination of which 2,46,855 students have passed in the Pune division inclusive of Pune, Ahmednagar and Solapur districts.
Around 730 schools of 3,390 schools have recorded a 100 per cent pass percentage in the Pune division. Only three schools in the Pune division out of 33 schools in the state have zero pass percentage while four students in the Pune division have scored 100 per cent. About 86 copy cases have been registered in Pune division.
SSC TOPPERS FROM CITY SCHOOLS
Advay Joshi of DES Secondary School at Tilak Road, topped his school with 99 per cent. Joshi who is a violinist, got two per cent extra for cultural activity. “I have been pursuing violin for four years and have cleared Akhil Bharatiya Gandharava Mahavidyalay Mandal’s examination with first class. Apart from playing the instrument, swimming is my second stress buster. Even during exams, I would regularly go for swimming,” said Joshi who wants to take admission in science stream at Fergusson College. He wants to pursue sports medicines or research in biology.
Sneha Ranade from PES Modern High School, ranked first in her school by scoring 99 per cent. Ranade, a national lawn tennis player, benefited by extra four per cent for her sports activity. She has represented her school and Maharashtra in several national games. “I will continue my practice in this sport along with my studies and if I get a chance, I will definitely make a career out of it. However, I would want to pursue higher education in sports psychology for which I will be taking science in junior college and further will pursue BSc in Psychology,” said Ranade.