Delhi Public School (DPS) students in Jharkhand outshone in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) results for class 12 announced across India on Monday.
While DPS Dhanbad produced the state topper in science – Abhishek Anand (98.8%)--, DPS Ranchi broke all its past records to secure maximum percentage by a student in science from the school since its formation. Prarthna Murarka of the school scored 97.8% in science beating 97.2%, the highest marks secured by a DPS Ranchi student till last year.
The trend was similar in commerce too. With 97.4%, Ayush Kejriwal and Avani of DPS Ranchi topped Jharkhand in commerce.
“We are proud that our student has broken all past records in science this year. However, we cannot afford to be complacent. We should get ready to set higher standards in the years to come,” said Ram Singh, principal, DPS Ranchi.
However, with 96.64%, Anisha of Pentecostal School Bokaro, topped in Arts. None of the Delhi Public Schools in Jharkhand have the arts stream.
About 60,000 students appeared for the CBSE Class 12 exams for all three streams in Jharkhand this year. Of them 10,332 were from Ranchi, said CBSE’s state coordinator, Manohar Lal. The percentage of pass students wasn’t sent by CBSE by the time the report was filed.
State’s commerce topper, Ayush wants to become a chartered accountant, while Avani, who shares the same marks, aspires to become an Indian Administrative Services officer.
Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Ranchi, where team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had studied from class 1 to 12, could not produce topper in any of the three streams. The school had produced top three JEE Mains rankers from Jharkhand this year.
Rashmi Singh of JVM, topped the school in science with 97.6% without the help of any private tuition. She aspires to become a doctor.