GUWAHATI, June 4 � A jubilant atmosphere prevailed at the Gauhati Commerce College after the declaration of the HSSLC examination results, with the college securing a pass percentage of 98.18 together with seven rank holders and 367 first division holders.
The water-logging in the college premises following heavy rains last night failed to dampen the spirits of the students who celebrated the occasion with aplomb.
Sharing his moment of joy, Subham Bhartia, who got the second rank in the State in the Commerce stream, thanked his dedicated teachers for taking the special care of the students.
Subham, who secured 87 per cent marks, is the son of Sarita and NK Bhartia and hails from Bokakhat.
Ghanashyam Nath, the elated principal of the college, said that the hard work and efforts put by the teachers and students had been rewarded in the results.
According to Indraneel Biswas, the fourth position holder, the educational scenario in Assam is improving gradually, yet there are some problems of the students which should be taken care of in the future.
Basant Joshi of the same college got the fifth position. Sharing his views, Basant said that the paper checking pattern under the AHSEC should be modified and be made more student-friendly so that the students could get admission in other educational institutions of the country.
Sharing similar views, Barsha Choudhury and Gunjan Jain � 6th and 8th rank holders respectively � said that the marking pattern under AHSEC needed to be liberal to help the students in getting admission into educational institutes of repute. Atika Agarwal, daughter of late Anil Agarwal and Pinku Agarwal, a resident of Ananda Nagar, New Guwahati and Kuldeep Sarma of the same college secured 9th and 10th positions respectively.
Surajit Kalita of Cotton College secured fourth position in the State in Science stream with 463 marks. A resident of Rangiya, Surajit wants to study mechanical engineering in the future.
�With 99.06 percentage in science and 97.05 per cent in arts, our college has done well in the HSSLC examinations this year. However, many of our students missed ranks by a whisker. Most of the students have got comparatively less marks in English and Alternative English,� said Nirada Devi, principal of the college.
With 449 marks, Gargi Goswami of the college has got 4th position in Arts stream. A resident of Geetanagar area, Gargi now wants to pursue higher education in Delhi with English honours. Jharna Choudhury of Cotton College has got 8th position in arts with 88.4 per cent and Eureka Sarkar of the same college has secured 10th position with 88 per cent marks.
St Mary�s Higher Secondary School, Guwahati, had a very good overall result, with 49 of the total 50 candidates (Science 21 & Arts 29) securing first divisions. The lone second-divisioner was from the Arts stream. A teacher of the school said that 50 per cent of the students � 12 and 13 students of Arts and Science respectively � secured star marks.
Similarly, Holy Child Higher Secondary School, Chandmari also did well, with nine first divisions out of 11 Science candidates and 15 first divisions out of 16 Arts stream students, informed Sister Anne V, principal of the school, adding that three students got star marks too.