Published On : Wed, Jun 18th, 2014

Little known city schools make it big in board exams; Big names out of merit list in Nagpur

Nagpur News.

Gone are the days when SSC results in Nagpur were dominated by Somalwar school having major share of whopping 80% students making to the merit list. This year, students from lesser known schools have given better performance, edging past Somalwar School and other big names. A close look at the trend of results for board examinations showed that the so called highly reputed schools in city are clearly lacking its sheen when it comes to delivering result. Though the pass percentage in many of these top rung schools here have consistently remained in higher order but they are certainly losing grounds on top order of merit, if the results of past few years are anything to go by.

The SSC board results out on Tuesday only affirms the trend as it churned out two students from the low profiled Pt. Bachharaj Vyas Vidyalaya. Shubham Patil secured first place in Nagpur district by scoring 98.80 per cent marks while Dhanashree Pathe of the same school and Minal Khanorkar of South Point School hold the second position jointly with a score of 98.6 per cent. The third spot is shared by three students – Riya Gode of Somalwar School, Ramdaspeth, Durvesh Hedaoo of B R S Mundle School and Pragati Hinge of Prerna Convent, all of whom have scored 98.40 per cent marks.

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The toppers’ list remarkably missed out big names which boast of quality education and competitive teaching. However these schools contributed in taking the pass percentage of Nagpur few notches higher at it surpassed Bhandara, Gondia and Chandrapur after a gap of five years.

The unprecedented improvement in results of Bhandara, Gondia and Chandrapur districts in the last five years caught the attention of board officials, which started keeping an eye on examination centres there, thus tightening the noose around cheaters. This resulted in the Second Capital emerging as the top performer in the division.

A total of 57,780 students out of the 66,054, who appeared, cleared the examinations. This year’s results are significant in many ways and has thrown up many surprises. Till last year, students of Ramdaspeth and Khamla branches of Somalwar School gave the best performance in SSC examinations in the city and rolled out maximum number of toppers.

Nagpur Today View : Parents should not run after brands in education

Just before the start of every admission season, a peculiar trend of parents running blindly after big brand schools is routinely noticed. ‘Top’ remains the buzzword when it comes to picking up schools for their wards. However a calm review of the results could act as an eye opener for such parents who prefer brand over content and just follow the word of mouth. Not only SSC results, but the outcome of other board exams has also proved consistently that it was not the brand that counts but the quality of teachers that matters. The size of school and the co-curricular does not stand anywhere when it comes to pure performance. We appeal that the parents should conduct ground level research before they choose schools for their wards in order to give them shining future. Just blindly following the trend will not prove to be of much help.