After missing a string of deadlines, the results of the final year polytechnic diploma exam of the Board of Technical Education, Uttar Pradesh (BTEUP) was announced on Friday, ending the uncertainty in the minds of more than 2 lakh students. Like previous years, girls outperformed boys in the exam this year too.  

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    The pass percentage of girls this year is pegged at 73%, compared to the 55% of boys who managed to clear the exams. A total of nearly 15,000 girls appeared in the exam while more than 1.77 lakh boys took the exam, said SN Singh, secretary, board of technical education.
    The result was declared on July 28 after the authorities missed several consecutive deadline of announcement of results. The results were first scheduled to be out on June 25, and then rescheduled multiple times to June 30, July 6 and July 13. 
    The board conceded that the delays were due to their failure to complete the evaluatioin work on time. Singh told HT that next time it will be declared on time. “There were certain technical issues that has delayed the process of preparing final year result,’ he said.
    The BTEUP conducts examinations for students enrolled with polytechnic colleges across Uttar Pradesh in various disciplines like Electrical, Electronics, Civil, Mechanical, Automobile, Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT).

Deborah to fight for gold, history

  • Navneet Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Mar 10, 2013 01:04 IST

Deborah doesn't feel nervous at the start of a race. It has to do with mental strength, coupled with her physical power.

The girl from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands gave her best on Saturday to enter the final of the junior women's 200m sprint event. The result ensured another medal for the hosts, who are struggling in the Hero Asian Cycling Championship.

The teenager had won bronze in the 500m time trial on the opening day, and going by her performance, she looks good for gold. If that happens, she will further cement her place in the history of Indian cycling.

Deborah began her quest for gold on a positive note by edging out Malaysian Farihah Mohd Adnan by a wafer-thin margin in the semifinal.

"I wasn't bothered about my rival, but focussed on myself," said Deborah in broken Hindi. On debut, the will to excel is perhaps one of the reasons which have helped her make an impact in the continental competition.

On Monday, she will fight for gold with Yeon hee Jang. On paper, the Korean is more experienced than the Indian girl, but going by performance in the competition, Deborah has surprised one and all.

Farihah will compete for bronze with Korean Sarang IM.


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