TURA, May 5 – Anand Mishra of Don Bosco College, Tura, has secured the first position in this year’s Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate examination (HSSLC) Science stream sharing the top position with Amal Kalita of St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong.
St. Anthony’s bagged a total of eight positions in the State’s top ten list while St. Edmund’s College bagged three top positions while RK Mission Higher Secondary School, Cherrapunjee also found a berth in the State’s honoured list.
An ex-Sherwooden who also bagged a top position in the state SSLC (Matric) exams representing Sherwood School of Tura, two years ago, Anand Mishra is the second son of businessman Bidyasagar Mishra.
“I am very happy and satisfied with my results,” an elated Anand Mishra revealed in a brief telephonic conversation with this scribe from his home in Tura bazaar shortly after results were declared by the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE). The borad had preponed the results two days ahead after previously announcing it would be released on Saturday creating much confusion among the student population of the State.
The topper, who is among three children, has an elder sister pursuing a medical degree and younger brother awaiting this year’s SSLC results that are also due soon.
Anand Mishra is planning to join the Birla Institute of Technology at Pilani, Rajasthan to pursue his dream of training in electronics and communication. He is just two months short of his 18th birthday when the good news came through.
This year’s HSSLC Science results were once again a clean sweep for St. Anthony’s HS School, Shillong, that has been excelling in this field for the last few years.
Coincidently, both institutions, St. Anthony’s and Don Bosco College, Tura, are run by the Salesian congregation of the Roman Catholic Church.
This year’s top ten in Science was shared by two individuals in three of the positions, namely the first, sixth and ninth berths.
A total of 2041 students appeared the Science examination and the pass percentage was pegged at 66.74 percent.
Top Commerce position: Parul Amin Laskar of Umshyrpi College of Shillong is this year’s topper in the State Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) Commerce stream bagging a total of 436 marks with distinction in as many as four subjects.
All top ten positions in the Commerce stream went to candidates from educational institutions of Shillong.
St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong, once again bagged as many as six positions in the state’s top ten list while St. Edmund’s College, Shillong secured three berths and one position each went to BBS College, Shillong and Nongthymmai Nepali Hr. Secondary School.
In the Commerce stream also, two berths were jointly shared.
A total of 1628 candidates successfully cleared the Commerce examination in the State with the overall pass percentage pegged at 71.00% percent.