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Updated: May 10, 2014 13:07 IST

Girls show the way in Tiruchi

Deepika Muralidharan
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The Hindu

Tiruchi district ranks 9th in the State

It was a girls’ show all the way in Tiruchi as they pocketed the top three slots in the district in the Plus Two examination.

The district has recorded a pass percentage of 94.36 marginally higher than last year’s 93.78 per cent. Of the 31,401 students who wrote the examination 29,629 students have emerged successful. On the basis of pass percentage, the district has secured ninth position compared to last year’s rank of seven , said K.Selvakumar, chief educational officer. He attributes the decline to the students’ poor performance in History. “Last year the maximum number of failures was in Tamil subject; this year it is History,” he said.

Of the 13,366 boys and 18,035 girls who wrote the exam 12,342 boys and 17,287 girls have emerged successful. The total pass percentage of boys is 92.33 and girls 95.85 per cent.

Of the three toppers in the district, two of them are from Thuraiyur and one was from Tiruchi. M.Akalya of Sowdambika Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Thuraiyur, has secured first place with 1189 marks. G.K.Vidhyalakshmi of SRV Matriculation HSS, Samayapuram, secured second rank with a marks tally of 1,188. G.Sophiya, also from Sowdambika Matriculation HSS, stood third with a total of 1,187.

While Akalya and Vidhyalakshmi have expressed their wish to pursue medicine, Sophiya, a mathematics student, aspires to pursue chemical engineering.

A total of 64 schools – private 30, aided 25, government schools 8, corporation school 1 – have achieved 100 per cent pass. As many as 115 students have secured centum in mathematics, 57 in physics, 65 in chemistry, 21 in biology, one in zoology, and 33 in computer science. Similarly, 108 students have secured centum in commerce, 86 in accountancy, 24 in economics, and 27 in business mathematics.

Jayashree Muralidharan, Collector, congratulated the first three rank-holders and gave them prizes.

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