Unlike their parents who hurried to their schools and colleges to check out their SSLC and II Pre-University Course (PUC) results, youngsters in the city logged on to the Internet or used the SMS service (extended by several service providers) to check out their results on Thursday.

While many headed to Internet cafes, others logged on at home or simply got their results on their phones. However, II PUC students had to wait till evening to access their results even as they were uploaded at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time.

No less than 16 sites hosted the results, making it a smooth affair for students. Interestingly, Internet cafes — that are usually crowded on results day — recorded a decline in the number of students coming in. Café owners attributed this to the fact that the youngsters were using their mobile phones or logging in at home to download their results.

Mixed bag

Sanjay S., a student from the NPL Shastri PUC College, despite having scored 92 per cent, said he was disappointed. Others showed more enthusiasm and rejoiced like Anutha M., a student of Government Girls College, Malleswaram, who said she was more than happy with her first class.

Not so Shweta Gopalakrishan, a student of Cambridge Indiranagar School, and her mother. The two were despondent stepping out of the cyber cafe near their home in Domlur. At 69 per cent, Shweta said the math paper did her in. “Many were crying even as they came out of the examination hall then. We are disappointed,” she said.

At another cyber café near Mount Carmel College, students seemed happy with their results. Erum Saba, who aspires for a medical career, said she was forced to come out as there was a power cut at home. She secured 81 per cent. Neha Anjum of St. Anne's College got a second class. She was happy with her results, and plans to do her masters in psychology.

SSLC results

With most students having checked their results at home or on their mobile phones, schools wore a deserted look. Ramani Hariharan, Principal, Vidya Vardhaka Sangha High School, Rajajinagar, said the school has secured 100 per cent pass results for the 34{+t}{+h} time in a row.

Of the 12 students who visited Cyber Professionals, an Internet cafe in Jayanagar, only two had passed, while the mood was a few shades better at Cyber International, another Internet café, in Sarakki Layout, where 11 out of the 15 students checking their results passed.

Low scores

The scene at most centres was largely marked with disappointment with some students scoring as low as 20 per cent. On the brighter side however, Pavan B. of Vijaya High School scored 86 per cent, one of the highest recorded in this area. “I didn't expect this much, so I am happy,” he said.

Rahul S. of Oxford School also emerged from the booth at a browsing centre with a smile on his face, having secured 81.6 per cent. “My mother is satisfied with my marks,” he said happily.

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