Mum­bai records dis­mal HSC fig­ures, 8th in state

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Puja Ped­nekar puja.ped­nekar@hin­dus­tan­

MUM­BAI: For the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year, the city recorded a dis­mal per­for­mance in the HSC ex­ams, even as the state’s pass per­cent­age rose by more than 3% com­pared to last year.

The Mum­bai di­vi­sion recorded a pass per­cent­age of 69.06% — marginally bet­ter than last year’s 68.66%. The re­gion, which stood fifth in the state last year, has slumped to the eighth po­si­tion. While the num­ber of city stu­dents with a dis­tinc­tion has dropped to 7,210 from 11,755 last year, the num­ber of stu­dents scor­ing above 90% too has dipped, which many at­tribute to the up­graded science syl­labus.

“Gen­er­ally, the first batch finds pa­pers dif­fi­cult. Coach­ing class- es too mis­guide stu­dents,’’ said Sar­jerao Jad­hav, chief of the Ma­ha­rash­tra state board of sec­ondary and higher sec­ondary ed­u­ca­tion.



Com­merce HSC top­per Sreelek­shmi Pil­lai, who scored 91%, with par­ents at their Koparkhairne home on Thurs­day.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.