Girls top all three streams in PU

Girls top all three streams in PU

Girls top all three streams in PU
Rakshitha T, who topped the II PU results announced on Wednesday, is unlike most science toppers. Instead of opting for BE or MBBS,  the student from VVS Sardar Patel PU College of Bengaluru who scored 596 out of 600, says she likes physics.

“I want to take up pure science. I am also open to other intra-disciplinary courses,” said Rakshitha. I hope to study in IISc but am unsure if I can get a seat as I do not have a Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana scholarship,” Rakshitha added.

The toppers in all the streams are girls. Girls also had a higher pass percentage with 68.24, compared to 53.09 for boys. In the results, announced by the Department of Pre University Education, the overall pass percentage dropped by 3.34 to 57.20. The state reported a pass percentage of 60.54 in 2015.

From the commerce stream, three students secured 594 out of 600. Sahana Kulkarni, a student of V B Darbar PU College, Vijayapura; Chayashree V, a student of MES PU College, Bengaluru; and Deeksha Nayak, a student of Sri Bhagvan Mahaveer Jain College, Bengaluru, all topped in the stream. A student from Ballari’s Indu Independent PU College, P Anitha, got 585 to top the arts stream.

Commerce topper Deeksha Nayak, said, “I attended classes regularly and missed none. I also paid full attention during the lectures and this helped me.” Chayashree, the other Commerce topper from Bengaluru, said, “I ensured that I studied at least three hours everyday. I used to attend tutorials for maths only. I want to pursue my CA after this.”

Formally announcing the results, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Kimmane Rathnakar said that unlike the trend in SSLC results, urban students performed better than the rural counterparts by 1.29% in the II PU exams.

The highest pass percentage was from the Science stream at 66.25 followed by Commerce at 64.16. Arts saw a pass percentage of just 42.12.

The results were made available online at 11 am on Wednesday and the official list was put up in colleges by 4 pm. With servers busy, students had a tough time accessing results for the first few hours. Dakshina Kannada district recorded the highest pass percentage of 90.48 followed by Udupi at 90.35, Kodagu at 79.35 and Uttara Kannada district at 76.44. Yadgir district reported the lowest pass percentage of 44.16 against 62.09 in 2015. The other districts at the bottom of the table are Gadag at 49.28% and Chitradurga with 47.55%.