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Maharashtra not to publish toppers' list

The Maharashtra government has decided against publishing names of state board toppers from this year in a bid to counter stress among students who could not perform well in the examinations.

mumbai Updated: May 25, 2010 19:57 IST

The Maharashtra government has decided against publishing names of state board toppers from this year in a bid to counter stress among students who could not perform well in the examinations.

"We have decided that no names of the toppers of the state board would be published from this year as it was felt that stress levels of the students went up when toppers marks are revealed," Education Minister Balasaheb Thorat told reporters. He said the decision was taken on Monday.

Meanwhile, girls outshone boys in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations, results of which were announced by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education on Tuesday.

A total of 11,46,899 students, including 6,46,176 boys and 5,00,723 girls, appeared for the HSC 2010 exams, out of which 8,75,801 passed, thereby registering an overall pass percentage of 76.36 for the state.

Despite 4,72,801 boys passing as compared to 4,03,000 girls, the fairer sex recorded a better pass percentage of 80.48, while the boys stood at 73.17 per cent.

Mumbai recorded a pass percentage of 76.69 as 1,94,089 students of 2,53,095, who appeared for the examinations, managed to clear the HSC examination.

Nashik, with a pass percentage of 82.04 per cent, topped the district-wise list, followed by Amravati 81.53 per cent, Kolhapur 81.46 per cent, and Pune 81.30 per cent.

The best results for girls came from Kolhapur, where they recorded a passing percentage of 86.70, compared to 77.51 per cent of the boys. This was followed by Pune where the pass percentage was 86.32 for girls and 77.51 for boys.

Mumbai stood fourth on this list, with 81.67 per cent pass percentage for girls and 72.39 per cent for boys.