SSLC results: DK slips from fourth to seventh position

Sinchana Lakshmi being congratulated by her mother.

Dakshina Kannada, with an overall pass percentage of 86.85, slipped in ranks to the seventh position in the SSLC examination results that were declared on Tuesday.

The district, in the last academic year, was placed fourth, with an overall pass percentage of 85.61.

This year, 23,940 of the total 27,564 candidates succeeded in clearing the examination, only 3,624 have failed.

Four students from the district, who secured 624 marks, include Chinmayi from Vittal Jaycees English Medium High School, Bantwal; Anupama Kamath from Sri Venkatramanaswamy English Medium High School, Bantwal; Sinchana Lakshmi form Vivekananda English Medium High School, Puttur; and Kripa K R from Kumaraswamy English Medium High School, Sullia.

The students who secured 623 include Sujnan R Shetty, Shreeya Pai and Vidyashree U, from Alva’s Engish Medium High School in Vidyagiri, Moodbidri.

Jyothika N from Anugraha English Medium High School, Ujire; A Sahaj Alva from Canara High School, Urwa; Rajeshwari J Shetty from Ladyhill Victoria Girls’ High School, Mangaluru; B Swathi Baliga from Canara Girls’ High School, Dongarkery; and Spoorthi Muralidhar Hurali from Alva’s English Medium High School, Vidyagiri, Moodbidri, have scored 622 marks.

Toppers speak

The five toppers from the district told DH that they had secured high marks without the help of external coaching.

Chinmayi said that she had been regular in her studies. She wants to conduct research in Science. Her father Rajanarayana is an agriculturist and mother Geetha is a homemaker.

Anupama Kamath said, “I did not study too late at night and early in the morning, but on a regular basis. I only went to special classes at my own school. I want to crack the JEE, join IIT, and become and aeronautics engineer in ISRO.” She is the daughter of Dinesh Kamath and Anuradha Kamath.

Sinchana Lakshmi said that she did not draw any schedule for her studies, but whenever she studied, she did it with total concentration. She attributed her success to her family. Sinchana wants to become a doctor. Her father Muralidhar Bhat B is an agriculturist and mother Shobha M B is a homemaker.

Shreeya Pai opined that the quality of study mattered her more than the amount of study. “I always used to remind myself that what I studied was of some importance and I was not doing for this exam alone. If I take the route of my passion, I will be an anchor, otherwise an engineer,” she said. Shreeya is the daughter of Manohar Pai and Jyothi Pai.

Kripa K R said she practised by solving question papers of previous years. She recalled the support of her parents and teachers.

She aspires to be a chartered accountant. She is the daughter of Ravi Ammannaya K and Geetha K.

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