District bags two first ranks, seven second ranks and six third ranks
In what is considered as an unprecedented Statewide phenomenon, students from Vellore district bagged 15 State ranks comprising two first ranks, seven second ranks and six third ranks, with Tamil as first language in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (X standard) public exams held in April 2013, the results of which were published on Friday.
According to the list released to the press by T.V. Senguttuvan, Chief Education Officer, Vellore, Vinusha S. of Auxilium Girls Higher Secondary School, Gandhinagar, Vellore and Sharumathi C.S. of Shrishti Matriculation Higher Secondary School (MHSS), Brammapuram, Vellore, secured the State first rank as well as the Vellore revenue district first rank with 498 marks out of 500.
The following seven students bagged the State second rank as well as the district second rank with 497 marks:
Lokesh B (Bethel MHSS, Ambur); Dhanasree G (Auxilium GHSS); Sivaa Shaanth Suman R.S. (Sunbeam MHSS, Vellore); Hema Shruthi G. and Sathyavani S. (Shrishti MHSS); Sai Prakash P.K. and Sathish Kumar L. (Bharathidasanar MHSS, Arakkonam).
The following six students obtained the State third rank as well as the district third rank with 496 marks:
Kalpana R. (National HSS, Gudiyatham); Pavithra S. (Sunbeam MHSS); Monisha K. (Vani Vidhyalaya MHSS, Vellore); Srimathi G. (S. Vidhyalakshmi MHSS, Katpadi); Vaishnavi T.V. (Arcot Sri Mahalakshmi MHSS, Vilapakkam); Praveen M. (Sri Krishna MHSS, Arakkonam).
Among the students of government schools in Vellore district, Anitha M. of Government Girls HSS, Gajjalnaickanpatti with 492 marks stood first at the Vellore revenue district level, while the following four students obtained the district second rank with 491 marks: Deexitha D. (GGHSS, Pernambut), Kavya K. (GGHSS, K.V. Kuppam), Manjupriya R. (GGHSS, Arcot), Pavithra V. and Saranya K.R. (GGHSS, Sholinghur).
Two students — Charumathi M. and Madhumitha K. (GGHSS, Katpadi) — obtained the district third rank with 490 marks.
The performance of Vellore district at the State level was slightly better this year, with a pass percentage of 83.09% compared to last year, when the pass percentage in the Tenth standard public exams was 82.22%.
But in the overall ranking, Vellore however slipped to the 27th rank from the 26th place it got last year. This slip in the rank is attributed to the better performance of the students in most of the remaining districts all over the State.
Out of the 57,171 candidates who appeared for the exams in Vellore district, 47,501 passed.
J. Sarika Natesh and R. Saranya Kumari who secured 496 each in SSLC exams bagged third rank in the State and shared the first rank in Tiruvannamalai district. Both the girls want to become doctors.
Ms. Sarika Natesh of Jeeva Velu Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Tiruvannamalai is daughter of N. Jayanthi, a secondary grade maths teacher of Municipal Girls Higher Secondary School, Tiruvannamalai.E.V.V. Kamban, Managing Director of her school said that the fees paid by the student for the SSLC would be refunded and they would offer her plus two seat without fees in recognition of her feat.
Ms. Saranya Kumari, a student of SRGDS Matriculation Higher Secondary School, said she never sacrificed anything like watching Television for SSLC exams. Her father G. Ravikumar is a Polur based farmer and mother R. Valli is a home maker. The family shifted to Tiruvannamalai to facilitate the studies of Saranya.
K. Nasreen Begum of Sishya MHSS, Tiruvannamalai secured 495 marks and bagged district second rank.
Nine students viz. J. Jayalakshmi of Dhivya Matric Higher Secondary School, Chetpet; M. Roshini and S. Gayathri of SRGDS Matric Higher Secondary School, Tiruvannamalai; D. Abirami and M. Pramiladevi of Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Cheyyar; P. Prasanthraj of Sri Venkateswara Matric Higher Secondary School, Vandavasi; S. Premi of Aim Matric School, Arani; P. Preethi of St. Joseph’s Girls Higher Secondary School, Arani and R. Gopika of Indo American MHSS, Cheyyar, secured 494 marks each and got district third rank.