One-third of new corporators studied SSLC or below

On brighter side, 55 are grads, 10 studied postgraduation

One-third of new corporators studied SSLC or below

A bigh chunk of successful candidates from all three major political parties BJP, Congress and JD(S) in the BBMP elections have studied only up to SSLC or below.

Out of the 198 newly elected corporators, as many as 53 have studied Class 10. Of which as many as 25 are from the BJP and 19 from the Congress while nine JD(S) candidates fits the bracket.

Another 18 corporators have only completed either primary or higher primary education. Of these, 11 belong to the Congress, including Manjula Sampath Kumar from Adugodi (Ward 147) who dropped out of Class 4. Six other corportors in this category belong to the BJP. The lone JD(S) member from this group, Mahadev who won from Marappanapalya (ward 44), has studied only till Class 6.

There are corporators with higher educational qualifications too. There are at least 55 elected representatives from the three aforementioned parties who have undergraduate degrees in various fields. Of these, 32 belong to the Congress while 21 are from the BJP. Their UG degrees are in subjects ranging from Arts, Commerce, Engineering and Law. The largest number of UG degrees obtained by this group is in the field of Arts. In fact, 24 corporators from both the parties have the bachelors degree in Arts.

With an MBBS and MS (General Surgery) degree to his credit, Dr S Raju, who won from Attiguppe (ward 132) on BJP ticket, is one among the very few highly qualified candidates. There are at least nine other candidates with a postgraduate degree in various fields. Six from the BJP have masters degrees such as MBA, MA and MCom while two Congress candidates hold masters degree.

There were at least five candidates with qualifications higher than a postgradaute level who contested the elections, however there is no clarity whether they won or not.  Meanwhile, at least 24 candidates who won the elections have passed their PUC.

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