Staff Correspondent

Bidar: Twenty students of Guru Nanak Independent Pre-University College in Bidar have got distinction in the second Pre-University Certificate examination. The total pass percentage of the college is 78.65.

According to a press release, of the 356 students who appeared for the examination, 280 of them passed. As many as 134 students secured first class, 83 got second class and 43 students passed with pass class marks.

Neha Bora scored 93.83 per cent marks and topped the school. Siddalinga Patil stood second with 93.62 per cent marks.

Speaking to The Hindu, Ms. Neha Bora said she scored 99 on 100 in physics. Expressing happiness over the result, she attributed her success to hard work and seven hours of studies every day. Her parents Narendrakumar Bora, a businessman, and Archana Bora, a home-maker, motivated her to put in her best efforts, Ms. Bora added.

She intends to become an electronics engineer and is confident she will get a seat for the B.E., course in the college of her choice as she has fared well in the Common Entrance Test (CET), she said.

Siddalinga Patil scored 100 on 100 in mathematics and 99 in physics. Mr. Patil told The Hindu that he was confident of scoring 100 marks in mathematics. Besides self-confidence, Mr. Patil said, “belief in teachers and hard work paid off”. He said he might take up engineering though he has not yet made the final decision.

His father C.V. Patil works as a cashier at Syndicate Bank in Bidar and his mother Vijayalakshmi Patil is a commerce lecturer at Akkamahadevi College.