* Pass rate 74.07 % in Arts and 86.76 % in Science streams. In Commerce, the pass percentage dips to 81.82 from 82.7 last year
* Private institutions fare better than government colleges
BY Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, May 30: Girls pipped boys in the results of all three streams of higher secondary examitions conducted by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council which were declared today.
Most of the rank holders were from private colleges which stole a march over government institutions.
A total of 2,20,658 students had appeared in the Arts stream, of which 1,63,439 cleared the hurdle. The pass percentage in the stream stood at 74.07. In the Arts stream, the percentage of girls who qualified for higher class is 80.08, while for boys it was 77.39.
There are 19,800 first division holders in the Arts stream.
Thirty six students made it to the top ten positions, with Gunjan Dutta of Genius Academy in Lakhimpur emerging as the topper scoring 473 out of 500 marks.
Eleven institutiol private candidates also made it to the top ten positions while six positions were bagged by students of Salt Brook Academy of Dibrugarh.
The pass percentage in the Commerce stream, in which 17,384 students appeared for the examitions, this year dropped to 81.82 per cent from 82.7 per cent in the previous year. The pass percentage of girls who qualified for higher class is 90.08 while that of boys is 84.37. The first division holders in Commerce stream numbered 3,079.
Mas Pratim Goswami of Gauhati Commerce College and Sweta Agarwal of KC Das Commerce College jointly secured the top position in the stream. Eighteen students, seven of them from KC Das Commerce College, made it to the top ten positions.
In the Science stream, the pass percentage of girls is 93.5, much higher than that of boys which stood at 89.34. The overall pass percentage in the stream is 86.76.
Altogether 16,019 students of the total 31,383 who appeared for the examition in the Science stream secured first division marks. There were eighteen students in the list of top ten, of which five, including the topper – Prashree Kalita – are from gaon’s Ramanujan Junior College.
District-wise, the pass percentage of students in Dhemaji was the highest (93.77), while only 38.15 per cent of the students in Chirang cleared the examition in the Arts stream. Dima Hasao stole the limelight in the Commerce stream with a high percentage of 95.31 while Kokrajhar was at the bottom of the list with 33.93. 94.19 per cent of the students in Darrang district cleared the HS Science examitions, while Udalguri – another BTAD district – had the lowest pass percentage of 52.05 in the stream.
The State’s premier institution Cotton College disappointed again, with just four students making it to the top ten positions.