SILCHAR, May 31 - Students from Holy Cross School Silchar outshone Silchar Collegiate School (SCS) in this year�s HSLC examinations securing as many as five positions among the top 20 rank holders in the State. Four students from SCS are in the merit list which takes the rank holders tally from Cachar district to nine with an overall pass percentage of 56.32 per cent.
Out of 20595 candidates, 11599 candidates came out with flying colours from the district. It may be mentioned that Cachar district had registered an overall pass percentage of 52.11 per cent in the HSLC examinations in 2015
Poulami Dam(575) secured the 11th position followed by Apratim Choudhury (571) in the 15th position, Ritwika Paul (567) in 19th and Annesha Das (566) together with Tithi Choudhury (566) in the 20th position in the merit list.
Sister Caron BS, principal of the school expressed her happiness stating that this was for the first time in the history of the school all students have passed in the first division. �A total of 103 candidates appeared in the examination this year and all of them have secured first division with nine State highest marks in General Mathematics and one in Fine Arts. There are 474 letter marks and 59 distinction marks holders from the school coupled with 33 star mark holders. I am elated with their performance,� exclaimed Sister Caron.
For SCS, Pritwiraj Dey (582) bagged the 6th position, while Vikrant Dey and Sandipan Paul stood 9th with 577 marks each. Pragya Nath secured the 19th rank with 567 marks. Of 159 candidates, 158 passed with 154 in the first division and four students in the second division. There are 55 star mark holders from the school.
While most of the rank holders from the two schools want to opt for engineering and medical science as their careers, Pragya Nath said she aspires to become a teacher and will study in the Arts stream to pursue her mission.
On the other hand, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts have also registered impressive performance in the HSLC examination. There are three rank holders from Karimganj while Hailakandi has one rank holder within the top 20.