GUWAHATI, June 25 - While the junior colleges and HS schools of different districts of Assam got the top positions,�the premier academic institutions of Guwahati failed to impress this year in terms of getting top ranks in the Commerce stream of the HSSLC results declared by AHSEC today.
Simi Das of Gauhati Commerce College got the 9th�rank and Nalini Jamar of NEF College and Sakshi Golchha of KC Das Commerce College both got the 10th�position respectively.
The Commerce stream being the stronghold of Guwahati, either Gauhati Commerce College or KC Das Commerce College produces the majority of HS toppers.
�The excellent performance by a number of educational institutions across Assam in the Commerce stream this year is a positive trend for the State�s education system, which indicates that Commerce is being preferred as a subject not just in urban areas, but also in semi-urban and rural areas of Assam,� AHSEC Controller of Examination Pankaj Borthakur told�The Assam Tribune.
�Good performance by a number of colleges and junior colleges from places like Karbi Anglong, Cachar, Sonari, Hojai, Lakhimpur etc, in the Commerce stream suggests that meritorious students from across the State are opting for Commerce in their home towns rather than rushing to premier academic institutes of Guwahati or other major cities of the State,� he added.�
The overall result in Kamrup Metro district is 89.69 per cent in Commerce stream. Altogether 3,482 students had appeared in the exam in the district, which is the highest among all districts in the State. Altogether 3,123 students from the district were successful this year, 920 students of which secured the first division.
�This year the GCC has done very well with 97 per cent pass percentage and 275 first division holders. The college, however, was expecting a better performance in terms of ranks. We were expecting at least five ranks this year,� said Dr Homeswar Kalita, Principal of Gauhati Commerce College, which had produced three rank holders last year with 100 per cent success.
Hrishikesh Baruah, Principal of KC Das Commerce College, said, �This year we have achieved 100 per cent success with one rank holder. Altogether 294 students had appeared in the exam and among them 77 students secured star marks and 75 per cent got the first division. Two to three students failed to make it to the top-10 for just 10 marks,� he said, adding the institution had produced six rank holders last year.
Rank holders: Simi Das, the ninth position holder from Gauhati Commerce College, wants to become an entrepreneur. She got 452 marks in the exam.
Simi attributed her success to hard work, support from teachers and members of her family. She got the highest mark in CMS with 96 marks.
�I understand the importance to having a clear concept while studying. I studied regularly for five to six hours. I wasn�t wasting my time on the social media; rather I used to read books and do something creative,� Simi said. �Regular study and clearing all doubts is the key to success,� she added.
Nalini Jamar, 10th position holder with 451 marks, wants to become a chartered accountant (CA). �I studied regularly for three to five hours right from the beginning. If someone is dedicated and regular in his/her study, there�s no need to study for many hours putting unnecessary pressure on oneself,� she said.
Nalini loves to sketch and practise music. �If we use the social media wisely, then there�s so much advantage we can gain from it and that way it doesn�t affect our studies as well,� she maintained.
�I couldn�t have achieved this without help from my parents, teachers and the Principal,� Nalini said, adding she learned cooking skills from her mother during the lockdown.
Sakshi Golchha, another 10th position holder with 451 marks, is also grateful to her teachers, parents, family members, and friends too, for her stupendous success. �Persistence is the key to my success,� Sakshi said adding she had studied for three to four hours daily right from the start. �I want to become a CA,� she added.�
During leisure time, Sakshi likes to draw and watch TV serials, especially Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. During the lockdown, she used to spend time with her family and also on the social media. She said she will pursue BCom in KC Das Commerce College itself.