In comparison with the Madhyamik examinations this year, the city students have performed much better in the Higher Secondary examinations.
In Madhyamik examinations, two students from the city somehow managed to find a place in the merit list while in the Higher Secondary examinations six students from Kolkata have secured their ranks in the top ten merit list.
Swagatam Haldar who stood first in the higher secondary examinations is from the Panchasayar Siksha Niketan in Kolkata.
The school which was not so famous has been brought to the limelight after it produced the topper in this year’s higher secondary examinations. Shamik Majumader from South Point School in Kolkata have secured fourth position with 489 marks out of 500.
Three students from the city have jointly secured fifth position. Both Soumyadip Das and Amartya Choudhury are from St Lawrence High School securing fifth ranks while Riddho Ghosh who also ranked fifth is from Scottish Church Collegiate School.
Akash Chakrabarti with 485 marks has scored 8 rank. He is from South Point School. Even the highest percentage of successful candidates was bagged by East Midnapore district.
It may be mentioned that in Madhyamik examinations the result of which was published few days ago the East Midnpaore also stood first with highest number of successful candidates.
In Higher Secondary examination 90 per cent students have passed in the examinations. Hooghly district has also performed exceptionally well with many students having found place in the top ten merit list.
It has often been found that the students from the districts have outshined their counterparts from the city. For last couple of years it has almost become a tradition that the students from the district schools have found place in the merit list than the city students.
Some have however viewed that the as the students from the rural areas have little options
of entertainment hence they spend or concentrate more time on study than their city’s counterparts.
Though, in this year Higher Secondary examinations, the city students managed to keep their representation in the top ten merit list.
The West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Examination on Monday announced that in the next year the Higher Secondary examinations will be from March 15 to 29.