Higher Education

Higher Education

73% more colleges secure 100% results

PUBLISH DATE 1st June 2017

More colleges have secured a 100% result in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations in the Mumbai region as one out of every 10 colleges has got cent percent results — all students passed the exam.

The data from the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) showed that 114 out of 1,183 colleges in the region have achieved the perfect score. Last year, 66 colleges had all their students clearing the HSC exam.

Besides these, around half of the colleges scored 90% pass percentage or more. Another 294 colleges registered pass percentages between 80% and 90%.

Narendra Pathak, principal of S K Somaiya College, Vidyavihar, where all the class 12 students have passed, said, “We are very proud of the achievement of our students and teachers. I must also congratulate their families. We aim at innovation and use holistic teaching means so that our students are not pressured and enjoy their studies.”

However, there were such schools too that missed the perfect score by a mark. “We missed out on achieving the perfect 100, by one percent,” said Vidyadhar Joshi, vice-principal, Vaze Kelkar College, Mulund.

A teacher from a junior college said many schools with perfect scores are either minority institutes with no reservation for the backward classes or those located in posh areas. “It’s difficult to get 100% results if you have a sizeable number of students from the weaker sections,” he said.

But for some, the dogged pursuit of cent percent result is detrimental to students. “I have never believed in trying for 100% results. Teachers should understand that not all students are of the same caliber,” said Madhavi Pethe, ML Dahanukar College.