Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike’s 13 pre-university colleges have registered a pass percentage of 70.3 that is almost 10 percentage points more than the State average (60.47).

Mayor B.S. Sathyanarayana told presspersons here recently that of the 1,354 students, who appeared for the second PU examination, 52 got a distinction, 665 first class, 355 second class and 282 got pass class. Each of the 52 students who got a distinction will be presented a purse of Rs. 35,000.“The high pass percentage in II PU examination shows that the BBMP-run PU colleges are no less than the private colleges, and that the quality of education being imparted is good,” he said.

Among the 13 PU colleges, Byraveshwaranagar college in Nagarbhavi secured the maximum pass percentage of 95.33 followed by Sriramapura college (86.08) and Bannappa Park college (84).

The toppers in the BBMP PU colleges are: Harshya Begum, student of Cleveland Town college, 91 per cent in the science stream; Seena Banu, student of Padarayanapura college, 95.17 per cent in the commerce stream; and Mahalakshmi, student of Sriramapura college, 88.5 per cent in the arts stream.

Last year, the average pass percentage in BBMP PU colleges stood at 74. The decline in the pass percentage this year is being attributed to the poor performance of students in two colleges in Tasker Town (42.74 pass percentage) and Austin Town (30 pass percentage).

Mr. Sathyanarayana said BBMP would constitute committees similar to the School Development Monitoring Committees in all its colleges.

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