575 Pune students score above 90 pc

Pranita Roy & Prajakta Joshi
Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Although, there was a decrease (1.7 per cent) in pass percentage of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) February-March 2019 examination this year, Pune division including three districts, Pune, Ahmednagar and Solapur recorded a pass percentage of 87.88 per cent, which is second highest among the nine divisions. 

Pune: Although, there was a decrease (1.7 per cent) in pass percentage of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) February-March 2019 examination this year, Pune division including three districts, Pune, Ahmednagar and Solapur recorded a pass percentage of 87.88 per cent, which is second highest among the nine divisions. 

Konkan recorded a pass percentage of 99.23 per cent. The results were declared on Tuesday.  Last year, Pune division recorded a pass percentage of 89.58 per cent.

This year, a total of 2,40,434 students appeared for HSC examination in the division, out of which 2,11,294 students passed. Around 575 students scored above 90 per cent in Pune division. 

HSC toppers said co-curricular activities boosted their performance.  Mrunmayee Chitale scored 94.4 per cent and topped in Arts faculty at Fergusson College (FC). Aspired by her mother’s profession, advocate, she is awaiting her common admission test (CAT) results for law admission and wants admission to a national law college. She aspires to specialise in public policy law. 

Yoga and aerobics classes kept Chitale fit to study. “I never skipped exercise time for studies. Besides, yoga, aerobics, running were some  physical activities which helped me stay away from stress,” said Chitale who scored highest in subjects like English (94) and German (99).

Sahil Natu of Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC) aims to become a Chartered Accountant, topped in his college with 94.8 per cent. “Badminton kept me rejuvenated throughout my exam preparations. My coaching for badminton was on alternate days, therefore it never hindered my studies,” said Natu, who scored highest in accountancy (100) and maths (98).

While Laxmanrao Apte Junior College always aces as far as the city scores in science streams are concerned, Principal Terese David was not happy with the  performance this year.

“Our students have given their best, but our scores have come down. We are going to analyse over  what heppened in the next couple of days,” David stated.

The topper at Laxmanrao Apte Junior College is Tejraj Patil with 94 per cent. 

Ashna Khater of Sir Parshurambhau (SP) College scored 91.2 per cent. “Consistency in studies is my mantra to success. I want to pursue computer engineering,” she added.

Prachi Deshpande stood first in Arts stream at SP College with 94.7 per cent marks. She said consistency in studies helped her. “I did not stop dancing. Neither did I stop taking German classes. All of that has helped me in my studies,” she added.

Happy with the result, SP College Principal Dilip Sheth said, “Many of our students scored 100 out of 100 marks in several subjects. The pass percentage of all streams is excellent. I am very proud of the students.”

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