Nagpur: Fighting against odds and hardships, students from Nagpur Municipal Corporation-run junior colleges registered 95.58% pass percentage in the HSC exams.
Students of Arts Stream secured the highest pass percentage of 97.77% whereas for Science and Commerce, it was 95.41% and 92.85%, respectively. A total of 204 students appeared in the examination in all three streams from four NMC-run colleges — Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Junior College, Sane Guruji Urdu Junior College, Tajabad Urdu Junior College, and MAK Azad Urdu Junior College — in HSC, out of which 195 were declared as pass.
All the three toppers from Commerce and first two toppers from Arts stream were from MAK Azad Urdu Junior College. In Science stream, second and third toppers too were from the same college.
Harshiya Anjum Nirsa, of Arts stream, from MAK Azad Urdu Junior College stood first securing 75.50% marks. She was followed by Bhakti Thavre from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Junior College, who secured 72% marks in Science stream.
Ziqra Fatima Anwar Jalil and Kaikasha Begum came second and third position in Science stream with 70.83% marks and 57%, respectively.
In Commerce Stream, Sameera Firdos (69.33%), Masood Ahmed (66.33%) and Sana Firdos (60.17%) from MAK Azad Junior College stood first, second and third toppers respectively.
In Arts Stream, Amreen Parvin (68.67%) and Nagma Hussain Saaz (62.50%) secured second and third position. Out of 204 students, 22 students cleared the exam in first division.
Bhakti Thavre, who stood first in science stream, said that she had scored 91% in her SSC examination. As her father Raju lost job in Covid-19 pandemic, she shifted to NMC-run school from a Convent school.
NMC held a special function for the topper students at its headquarters in Civil Lines where municipal commissioner and administrator Radhakrishnan B felicitated the students.