DIBRUGARH, June 2 - The district had to be content with only one top rank in the higher secondary examination conducted under Assam Higher Secondary and Education Council (AHSEC) this year.
Swagata Baruah, an Arts student of Salt Brook Academy here, was placed in the 9th position among the top 10 toppers. Last year, at least eleven from the Academy secured ranks in three different streams.
Performances of other leading colleges in the city have been relatively good but not outstanding. Certain leading colleges even recorded a few failures. Several students passed out with flying colours securing letter and star marks but could not make it to the top rank.
Rahul Sah of DHS Kanoi College secured State highest 92 marks in Hindi.
Altogether, 113 students were successful out of the 138 students from DHS Kanoi College in the Arts stream. From the Science stream, some 141 students appeared but only 98 were successful. From DHS Kanoi Commerce College, some 132 appeared but 124 were successful. As many as 32 failed out of 223 students appeared from MDK Girls� College in the exam.
Private institutions like Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Little Flower School and St Mary�s School recorded 100 per cent pass while junior colleges like Salt Brook Academy and Gyan Vigyan faced humiliation with a few failures, particularly in the Commerce and Science streams.
Altogether, 6445 students had appeared from the Arts stream in the district, of which 5,750 passed. 1,234 secured first division, 2,126 secured second division and 2,390 were placed in the third division.
In the Science stream, 1844 students passed out of 1,948. As many as 1,319 students secured first division, 472 secured second division and 53 got third division.
In the Commerce stream, out of 1,026, only 876 passed. Of these, 199 passed in the first division, 336 passed in the second division, while 341 were placed in the third division.