Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Class 10 results

Class 10 results

ISCE results from The Hindustan Times:
The ICSE exam, which started on February 29 and concluded on March 31, saw 1,69,381 students writing the papers. Last year, 1,58,833 appeared for the Class 10 exam. 
For ICSE, the pass percentage of girls was 98.95, while for boys it was 98.12.
Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) results from
The overall pass percentage is 79.16, almost two percent less than previous year. It shows a 2.66 per cent decline in the number of students who managed to pass the examination compared to the 2015 examination. 
“This time the male percentage of students who passed the exam is 75.84 per cent and for the girls its 82.64 percent. Girls have outshone boys as usual,” minister for primary education in Karnataka Kimmane Rathnakar said.

Plus Two results

I intend to collect the details of Plus Two or PUC exam results from various states and CBSE/ISC here in one place:

CBSE results from Indian Express:
This year, a total of 10,67,900 candidates have registered for the Class 12 exam as against 10,40,368 in 2015. This year, 83.05 per cent students passed, 2.38 per cent higher than 2015. Pass percentage of girls for CBSE class 12 results is 88.58 per cent, and pass percentage of boys is 78.85 per cent.
ISC results from The Hindustan Times:
This year 42,880 students took the ISC exams, which began on February 8 and got over on April 8, from all over the country. Last year 71,141 students wrote the Class 12 exam. 
For ISC, girls had a pass percentage of 97.49 and boys 95.27.
Puducherry results from Times of India:
The pass percentage of students in Puducherry and Karaikal in the Class 12 examinations conducted by the Tamil Nadu board of secondary education dipped marginally by 0.41% compared to last year. Puducherry and Karaikal students registered 87.74% as against last year's 88.15%. 
Of the total 14,285 students who appeared for the examinations, 12,533 students came out successful. As usual, girl students fared better than boys recording 90.95% pass rate. Of the 7,744 girl students, 7,043 cleared the exams. Boys registered 83.93% pass rate. Of the 6,541 students, 5,490 passed the exams.
Tamil Nadu results from The Hindu:
There has been a slight improvement in the pass percentage in the 12th standard higher secondary examinations, with a statewide percentage of 91.4, as against 90.6 percent registered in the previous two years. 
In the examinations held in March this year where 8.3 lakh students appeared for it across the State, the pass percentage of girls was 94.4 and that of boys, 87.9. This year, 4.19 lakh girls and 3.41 lakh boys took up the exams. 
Kerala results from Malayala Manorama and Times of India:
About 81% of candidates appeared for the higher secondary examination 2016 were declared eligible for higher studies, when the results were announced here on Tuesday. The pass percentage (80.94) is slightly lower, compared to last year (83.96). Of the 3,61,683 candidates appeared for the examination, 2,92,753 students become eligible for higher studies. While 87.74% of girls became eligible for higher studies, only 73.3% boys qualified.
In the vocational higher secondary section the percentage of candidates eligible for higher studies is 87.72. 
As many as 9,870 students scored A+ grades for all subjects in the HSC exam. Out of them, 70 percent.
Telangana results from The Hindustan Times:
Girls in Telangana did better than boys in the intermediate examinations, which were held last month, as the Board of Intermediate Education announced the results for the first and second year on Friday. 
Deputy chief minister Kadiam Srihari, who is also the minister for education, released the results saying, the pass percentage for the first year was 53.32 and that for the second year was 62.01. 
As many as 4,56,675 students appeared in the first year examination and out of them 2,43,503 qualified. The pass percentage among girls was 59 while the same for boys was 48. 
In the second year, 2,62,245 students passed out of 4,18,231 students who wrote the examination. Girls again topped the exams with a pass percentage of 67.64. The pass percentage of the boys was 58.
Andhra Pradesh results from The Hindustan Times:
Girls outperformed boys in Andhra Pradesh’s Board of Intermediate Education’s first and second year (general and vocational) intermediate examinations result which were declared on Tuesday. 
State minister for human resources development G Srinivas Rao said the pass percentage for the first year was 68.05 and for the second year it was 73.78. 
In the first year, 72.09% girls passed the exam against 64.02% of boys. The pass percentage for girls in the second year was 76.43 while the same for boys was 71.02. 
As many as 4,67,747 candidates (regular) wrote the first year exam and 3,18,300 passed. In the second year, 3,03,934 students out of 4,11,941, who appeared in the exam, passed.
Karnataka results from RegistrarDaily & IndiaToday:
Total of 6,36,368 students had appeared for the exam in which only 3,64,013 students have successfully cleared. Pass percentage fell by 3.34 per cent from 2015 result. Overall pass percentage this year was 57.20%. This year also girls outperformed boys with the pass percentage of 64.78%. Boys pass percentage recorded was 50.02%.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

A bit of Andhra History in Mylapore

R. Venketesh, author of Gods, Kings and Slaves: The Siege of Madurai took around 100+ of us today morning on a walk around a few streets of Mylapore. This was organized as part of Mylapore Fest organized by Vincent D'Souza of The Mylapore Times. We started at the Nagesvara Rao Park, moved to Andhra Mahila Sabha Hostel, then to the 16th century Luz Church, Nagesvara Rao's home, Mylapore Club, Ranade Library, what was Kamadenu Theatre, place where Krishnaswamy Iyer's house was, Luz House associated with Buchi Babu, Vidya Mandir school and Buckingham canal near Kutchery Road.

Two places are of key interest and I will talk only about them. One is the memorial for Potti Sriramulu, right outside Vidya Mandir school. Potti Sriramulu, a Gandhian sat on fast for 56 days asking for a separate state for Telugus and died on 15th December 1952. Riots broke out in the Telugu regions of Madras Province and in the Madras city itself. Jawaharlal Nehru was not in favour of linguistic states and had dismissed Potti Sriramulu's fast, but when the news of death reached him Nehru panicked and announced the formation of Andhra Pradesh comprising Royalaseema and Coastal Andhra. A memorial exists in the building where Potti Sriramulu died and it is called "Amarajeevi Potti Sriramulu Memorial House". It carries a board in three languages: English, Telugu and Tamil.

The fight for the formation of a separate state for Telugus is much older. An informal pact was worked out in the building where Amrutanjan offices now are (Luz Church Road). This is where the leaders from Royalaseema and Coastal Andhra met and came to an unwritten pact, that one part will get the capital and the other part its High Court.

Though Kurnool initially became the capital of Andhra, when Telengana, annexed from Hyderabad Nizam was combined with this entity, Hyderabad instead became the state Capital and the seat of High Court.

Now, we do have two states once again, and a new capital for Andhra is going to be constructed at Amaravati. Fair bit of Amaravati's treasures are in the Chennai Museum (including the great 'Subjugation of Nalagiri' medallion) while the rest are in the British Museum.

[An article I recently wrote in Swarajya on When Tamil Nationalism Turned Against Telugu Speakers Of Tamil Nadu
My two earlier articles on caste and politics in Tamil Nadu for Swarajya:
DMK’s Son Set? Tamil Nadu Will Likely Back Jayalalithaa Again
Caste Realities Unlikely To Change Any Time Soon]