Mysore slips from 20th to 26th place

Mysore slips from 20th to 26th place

DDPI Mysore says despite low rank, Mysore fourth in quality education rating

Mysore slips from 20th to 26th place

Even though two students from Mysore region feature among the top three rank-holders of the State, rankings of various districts in the region has taken a dip, with Mysore sinking to 26th place among 30 districts of the State.

Similar situation is observed in Mandya, Hassan and Chamarajanagar districts.

While Mysore district showed improvement in pass percentage, it has further slipped by six places this year. It was placed 20th among the districts, last year. However, officials of the Department of Public Instruction said that the ranking in terms of pass percentage was not an indicator of the performance of students and quality of education provided in the district.

The district, which had registered a pass percentage of 80.97 per cent, showed marginal improvement in SSLC results during the current academic year and registered 81.19 per cent. Of the 39,778 students who had appeared for examination, 32,055 candidates cleared the examination. The number of schools who had secured 100 per cent also increased from 59 to 64 this year.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Deputy Director of Public Instruction, H R Basappa said that Mysore ranked fourth in terms of quality education. “The rankings in terms of passing percentage is misleading,” he contended. Justifying his claims, he said that 2,332 students in the district had secured distinction, 11,736 students have secured first class, and 7,293 students have passed in second class. “This shows that more than 50 per cent of students who appeared have passed with second class or more in the district,” he said.

During the past years, the district had secured 26th place in 2010, 16th place in 2011, 12th place in 2012 and 20th place in 2013, among the districts.