Toppers in DK aim for MBA, CA

Toppers in DK aim for MBA, CA

DK district slips to 29th position in pass percentage

Toppers in DK aim for MBA, CA

Though students and teachers in Dakshina Kannada district were disappointed by the over all pass percentage in SSLC examinations conducted during April, they were a relieved lot when it comes to the quality assessment of the SSLC results.

The overall pass percentage of the district is 79.31 per cent, a slight increase of 0.54 percent from the previous year. However, the district’s position has slipped to 29 this time. In the quality assessment of the results, the district is in the third position.

Toppers

M Ayisha of Alva’s Kannada Medium School, Moodbidri has scored 612 marks and has stood sixth in the State. She has scored 122 in Kannada, 95 in English, 99 in Hindi, 100 in Social Studies, 96 in Science and 100 in Mathematics.

She said that she used to work hard from beginning. Speaking to Deccan Herald, she said  “I used to cover the lessons on a daily basis. Teachers and parents have been supportive throughout. As I was staying in hostel, we students used to clear our doubts with each other.”

“My aim is to pursue CA. I am interested in commerce stream. In school, I used to take part in singing competition.”

She hails from Killur in Belthangady. Abdul Rahman Musliyar, father of Ayisha, an agriculturist said that as Ayisha was good in studies, he enrolled her to Alva’s School for ninth standard. “I am happy with her achievement. My eldest daughter is pursuing her MSc in Chemistry at Alva’s College.”

Lavanya M Padakannaya of Bejai in Mangalore is one of the topper in SSLC Kannada medium with 611 out of 625 marks. She is the student of Lourdes High School, Bejai.

Lavanya said that she has been working consistently for scoring good marks. “I have targeted to score above 600 marks but did not expect to get into the top ten. Hard work, guidance by my teachers, parents and sister helped me to achieve the feat. I will take up commerce stream in PUC. My aim is to complete MBA and find a job in banking sector.”

“Special classes in the school helped me to score good marks. I did not attend tuition classes. Instead, it was my sister Chaitanya who used to guide me all along. I used to wake up and read early in the morning.”

“I am excited and happy over my results,” she added.

Lavanya’s father Balasubramanya Padakannaya said “I had expected my daughter to score between 610 and 615 marks. She is a hard worker.”

Abhishek Shetty of Alva's English Medium School has secured 612 marks. Out of 139 students in Alva’s Kannada and English medium schools, 95 have passed with distinction and 14 students have scored more than 600 marks, said a press release. Tripti D of St Aloysius English Medium School Urwa has scored 615 marks.

DK results

Dakshina Kannada district has stood third in 2005 with a pass percentage of 73.9. In 2006, DK stood at 11th position when its pass percentage was 72.87. In 2007, it stood fifth with 82.09 per cent; sixth in 2008 (76.6 per cent); fourth in 2009 (82.02 per cent), eighth in 2010 (72.750). Though the percentage had increased in 2011, the position had slipped to 21 in 2011 and the position had increased to seven in 2012. In 2013, the district had stood 24 position with 78.77 per cent.

This year, the pass percentage has increased to 79.15 per cent but the position has slipped to 29.
Speaking to Deccan Herald, DDPI, Moses Jayashekar said that there has been increase in the overall pass percentage over the years. However, the position of the district has seen a downward trend.
The Department of Public Instructions had taken up series of programmes to improve the SSLC results, after Dakshina Kannada district slipped to the 26th position in the state-wise ranking in the SSLC exam last year.

A list of innovative programmes were prepared in the beginning of the academic year. A live phone-in programme was aired on Akashavani from February to motivate the students.  
In yet another initiative, top scorers in last year’s SSLC exam were also given an opportunity to come live on Akashavani and give suggestions to the students. Teachers were also given training to prepare students to face the exam. Special classes were conducted in every school for students who have secured below 40 per cent results in the previous exams, the DDPI said.

Some of the other measures taken up by the department include, appointment of one nodal officer for 45 schools that have secured less than 60 per cent results in the previous year. The nodal officers visited the schools once in a month, to keep a tab on the steps taken to improve results, he added.

The DDPI said that the poor over all percentage may be due to the poor performance of private candidates.  “The pass percentage of private candidates last year was 13, which had affected the overall results in 2013,” he said.

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