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).

RCom Q2 Net dips by 59.5% at Rs 102 crore

  • PTI, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Nov 08, 2012 20:16 IST

Reliance Communications on Thursday reported a 60% drop in its consolidated net profit at Rs 102 crore for the second quarter ended September 30.

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 252 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal.

RCom President and Chief Executive Officer for Wireless Business Gurdeep Singh said that profit after tax of the company is mainly down due to interest outgo on money the firm had borrowed to buy 3G spectrum two years ago.

The total income from operations increased by 4.98% at Rs 5,031 crore for the July-September 2012 quarter compared to Rs 4,792 crore it registered during the corresponding period a year ago.

During the quarter, RCom raised pre-paid tariffs by 25% across GSM and CDMA platforms.

"This decision is in line with our aim of maintaining a healthy RPM (revenue per minute) and improving average margin per user. We expect the full revenue impact of the tariff hike to reflect by next financial year," the company said in a statement.

RCom said its 3G customer based increased to 4.8 million and company now has over 26 million customers using data (internet) services.

"Rationalisation of 3G tariff has helped in uptake," Singh said.

Singh said that average revenue that company earns from its subscribers has reached Rs 102 crore.

RCom's subscriber base reached 13.48 crore at the end of September 2012.

Shares of the company closed at Rs 58.55 apiece, up by 1.3% at BSE on Thursday.

 

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