Dakshina Kannada slips to 4th place

Pranshula Prashanth, 624

Even with an increase in the district’s SSLC pass percentage at 85.56, Dakshina Kannada has slipped to the fourth position in 2017-18, from the second position in 2016-17, when it had got a pass percentage of 82.39.

A total of 28,068 students appeared for the exam with 13,997 boys and 14,071 girls, 24,014 have passed the exam.

Top scorers

Pranshula Prashanth of Alva’s English Medium School has scored 624 marks and stands second in the state. She is also the district topper with 125 in Sanskrit, 100 each in Kannada, English, Social Science and Science and 99 in Mathematics.

Pranshula said, “I did not take any tuition and revised my lessons on a daily basis. When the exams were nearing, the teachers held special classes in the school and gave special training in solving the problems.”

Further, she said Alva’s Education Foundation Chairman Dr M Mohan Alva would call her and instil confidence in her, which also motivated her to excel. “I want to pursue PCMB in PU,” she said.

Pranshula is the daughter of Prashanth Kumar and Chethana Prashanth.

Abhijna Rao of Kumaraswamy High School, Subrahmanya, has scored 623 marks and is ranked third in the state.

She scored 99 in Kannada and Mathematics and full marks in the other subjects. She is the daughter of late Vittal Rao.

100% results

A total of 66 schools in the district have secured 100% results including 10 are government schools and three aided schools.

Mahesh High School has registered 100% result in SSLC. The school toppers are Vaishnavi Chatram, Ashwij B R, Harshith Bekal and
Rakshath G.

Adyanadka Janata English Medium School also secured cent per cent results. Aniruddh is the topper in the school with 597 marks. Alike Satya Sai Lokaseva High School has also secured 100%. Naveen Kumar M has scored 616, Nishchay B K (615) and Shibi K R (614).

Hard work pays

SDM Mangalajyothi Integrated School, Mangaluru a school that focuses on specially abled children and children from economically backward classes, has secured 94.87% result. Out of 39 students, 37 have passed, including nine specially abled students.

Speaking to DH, DDPI Shivaramaiah said that with the hard work of teachers and students, the district has improved its pass percentage. “We have been focusing on reducing the number of students who fail in the exam. Last year, as many as 5,283 students had failed. Teachers worked hard to improve the results since the beginning of the academic year,” said Shivaramaiah.

The DDPI said that with the efforts of Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Dr M R Ravi, video conference with the SSLC students was held to help them cope with examination fear and guide them to score well with the help of State Institute for Rural Development (SIRD).

Under this programme, subject experts from the district interacted with students by calling them to the respective taluk panchayats where the conference facility was made available. This has benefited students across the state as well. Further, subject-wise mentoring of students who have been failing to score above 40 marks was also initiated.

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