Percentage stands at 77.34 against last year's 76.87, says Chief Educational Officer
Villupuram district has registered a marginal increase in pass percentage in Plus-Two public examinations held in March 2011.
Of the 31,017 students who appeared for the examinations, 23,988 emerged successful, attaining a pass percentage of 77.34.
It is 0.47 higher than last year's percentage of 76.87, according to P. Kuppusamy, Chief Educational Officer. He told The Hindu Villupuram district, which remained at 32nd place at the State-level last year, has moved up to 28th place this year.
Of 15,725 boys and 15,292 girls who took the examinations in March, 11,757 boys and 12,231 girls passed.
The district has the credit of having produced the State's second rank-holder in S.Velmurugan of Bharathi Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Kallakurichi, who also happens to be the district topper, scoring 1,187 out of 2000 marks.
The district-level second place and third place went to R. Manikandan (1185/2000) and P. Sivanandini, both from A.K.T. Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Kallakurichi.
The first three finishers in government schools are: K.S. Muhamad Yusuf Ali (1127/2,000) of Keezhperumbakkam Government Higher Secondary School, V.L.Suganthi (1125/2000) of Thirukkoilur Government Higher Secondary School and S. Lavanya (1120/2000) of Villupuram Government Higher Secondary School.
Mr. Kuppusamy further said that among municipal schools, all the three toppers are from Kamaraj Municipal Higher Secondary School in Villupuram such as R.Ganapathi (1096/2000), S.Rashid Khan (1063/2000) and B.Praveen Kumar (1047/2000).
The number of schools that secured cent per cent results have gone up from 11 in 2010 to 16 in 2011.
They are as follows: Ekalayva Model Residential School at Vellimalai; Little Flower Mat HSS at Chinna Salem; S.S.V.Mat.HSS at Senthamangalam, Bharathi Mat.HSS at Kallakurichi; Gnananda Mat.HSS at Thirukkoilur; St.Joseph's Cluny Mat.HSS at Tindivanam; Sarada Mat.HSS at Ginjee; Sri Sarada Vidyalaya Mat.HSS at Ulundurpet; Sri Ramakrishna Vidyalaya Gurukulam Mat.HSS at Ulundurpet; E.S.Mat.HSS at Villupuram; Bharathi Bala Mandir Mat.HSS at Chinna Salem; Sri Lakshmi Vidyala Mat.HSS at Arakandanallur; Vivekananda Vidyalaya Mat.HSS at Villupuram; Nithyananda Mat.HSS at Villupuram; R.R.Cambridge Mat.HSS at Kallakurichi; and Valliamman Mat.HSS at Thiagadurgam.
Collector R.Palanisamy, along with Mr Kuppusamy, felicitated the toppers at the Collectorate.