Karnataka II PU results out, banana-seller’s daughter among state toppers

This year's results are lower than last year's
Karnataka II PU results out, banana-seller’s daughter among state toppers
Karnataka II PU results out, banana-seller’s daughter among state toppers
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The Karnataka II PU results were a tad disappointing as the overall result of 57 percent was slightly lower than the previous year.

The results, declared on Wednesday, was 3 percent lower than the previous year’s. This year too, girls fared better than boys with 64.7 and 50 percent respectively. A total of 6.3 lakh students wrote the exam, a quarter of whom were private students and the same number of repeaters.

Rakshitha T of VVS Sardar Patel PU College Bangalore, emerged as the science topper with 596 marks, by scoring full marks in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Electronics. 

Anitha Basappa, a student of Indu INDP PU College, Ballari emerged as the arts topper with 585 marks. She scored 96 in both History and Political Science, and 99 in Education Optional Kannada. The daughter of a banana-seller, Anitha reportedly wishes to become an IAS officer.

In commerce stream, Sahana Kulkarni of VB Darbar PU College, Bijapur is the topper with 594 marks. She scored 100 marks in four subjects including Sanksrit, Business Studies, Computer Science and Accountancy.

There are clear regional trends in which parts of the state students generally do well. Unsurprisingly, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts have both secured a pass percentage of around 90. Both districts have fared well in education for historical reasons, and educational institutes have a long history in the region. The closest any other district comes is Kodagu with 79.35 percent. Of all the districts, Yadgiri district has the lowest pass percentage of 44.16. The district is one of Karnataka's newest, having been formed in keeping with a long-standing demand of the local people. The region in which Yadgir is located, has been neglected since the pre-independence era. 

As many as 91 colleges secured 0, the majority of these being private unaided colleges. Just one government college and aided college each too were on the list. The last date for re-evaluation is June 7.

Exam results were delayed on account of two re-examinations which had to be conducted after the chemistry question paper was leaked twice. 

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