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Higher Education

HSC mark sheets show better scores than online results

PUBLISH DATE 10th June 2017

Some junior colleges in Mumbai were surprised on Friday, when the Maharashtra state board distributed mark sheets for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams. They found that many students had fared better than their online results indicated.

HSC officials said the discrepancies were down to errors in uploading the results online. To their great joy, many students whose online scores were below 70% found they had secured distinctions (above 70%).

At DG Ruparel College, Matunga, 169 of 540 students’ secured distinctions. According to the online results, released on May 30, none had scored above 70%.

“You can imagine our surprise and happiness when we found out that our HSC results were much better than what was shown on the board’s website on May 30,” said Tushar Desai, principal of the college.

The highest scorer, with 96.62%, was a science student. “We were not expecting anything because we had already seen the results online. It appears that the board made a mistake in consolidating the data,” said Desai.

There was a similar story at Thakur College, Kandivli. “When we saw the mark sheets on Friday, we realised that the board had made a mistake previously,” said Chaitali Chakraborty, principal. "More students bagged distinctions than was shown on the board’s website.”

Officials admitted that there were errors in the results of a few colleges, but they had now been rectified. “A few students’ scores may have been omitted when the results were uploaded online, but it has been corrected now,” said Duttatray Jagtap, chairperson of the Mumbai divisional board.

Across the city, commerce students fared better than their science and arts peers.

“Commerce students did better than last year. Everyone passed and 29 students scored more than 90%. Science and arts scores have fallen from last year,” says Vidyadhar Joshi, principal of VG Vaze College of Art, Science and Commerce.

At KC College, Churchgate, 34 students scored above 90% and 313 above 80% in commerce. “Ten students secured full marks in math — a rare feat,” said Hemlata Bagla, principal of the college.