DIBRUGARH, May 28 � The Dibrugarh district as whole grabbed three top ranks in the HSLC examination and as many as 30 students scored the highest 100 marks in subjects like General Mathematics, General Science and Advanced Mathematics. The results were declared today.
Smitakshi Goswami of the Salt Brook School here and Sannidhya Sharmah of the BVFCL Model High School, Namrup, secured the third position, while Rashmi Rekha Borah of the Little Flower Higher Secondary School grabbed the sixth position in the list of the top 10 rank holders in the State.
Smitakshi scored 100 marks in Maths, 97 in English, 99 in General Science, 95 in Social Science, 96 in Advanced Maths and 92 in Assamese. Sannidhya obtained 97 marks in Maths, 97 in English, 100 in General Science, 95 in Social Science, 100 in Advanced Maths and 90 in Assamese. Rashmi secured 100 marks in Maths, 96 in English, 100 in General Science, 97 in Social Science, 96 in Advanced Maths and 86 in Assamese.
Smitakshi Goswami, the eldest daughter of Rajib Goswami and Juri Goswami of Udaipur here, has decided to join the Science stream for a career in Astronautics. �I want to get into aero space engineering to pursue astronautical research,� she said. She said that her parents, teachers and school management were very encouraging and helpful in her preparation for the examination.
Sannidhya Sharmah is the daughter of Samir Kumar Sharmah and Shyamoli Sharmah of Namrup. She desires to be a space scientist. She devoted about six hours to her studies on school days and some eight hours before the examination was held.
Rashmi Rekha Borah, the daughter of Deben Borah and Rupala Saikia of Lachitnagar here, wants to qualify for the IIT. She studied for about 14 hours before her examination.
Out of the 89 students who appeared from Salt Brook School, 87 secured the first division and two secured the second division. Little Flower School has 14 students with distinction and 36 with star marks. Out of the 116 who appeared for the examination, 99 secured the first division and 15 got the second division.
The performances of some leading schools have been comparatively good. Out of the 150 from St Xavier�s Higher Secondary School, Duliajan, 91 were placed in the first division, 53 were placed in the second division and five were placed in the third division. Out of the 165 students of both Assamese and English medium from St Mary�s Higher Secondary School here, 107 were placed in the first division, 53 were placed in the second division and two were placed in the third division. As many as 83 students secured the first division and 47 were placed in the second division in Montfort High School, Chabua. From Don Bosco Higher Secondary School here, 99 got the first division and 24 got the second division. At St Xavier�s High School, Mancotta, 52 were placed in the first division and two were placed in the second division. At St Mary�s High School, Naharkatia, 44 were placed in the first division, 43 were placed in the second division and one was placed in the third division.
However, the district-wise performance has not been encouraging this year with the pass percentage being 59.81 only. Altogether 15,017 had appeared from the district, out of which 1,917 secured the first division, 3,186 were placed in the second division and 3,879 were placed in the third division. Altogether 8,982 students passed in the HSLC examination.