The mark sheets for the higher secondary certificate exams were given out in colleges on Thursday.
As the colleges started putting together the results that were announced online last month, a pleasant trend emerged — more people scored above 75% and the science stream across Mumbai colleges recorded a higher success rate.
Teachers attributed the better pass percentage in the science stream to medical and engineering exams giving Class 12 marks weightage.
“We have seen better performance by all students this year,” said Kavita Rege, principal, Sathaye College, Vile Parle. “Competitive exams, particularly those for engineering courses, are giving importance to Class 12 marks. This has given students an incentive to perform.”
The pass percentage in the Mumbai division and the state was the highest in a decade, at 86% and 87.94% respectively.
RA Podar College, Matunga and Vaze Kelkar College, Mulund reported higher scores than last time. The highest score at RA Podar was 95.08% from the commerce stream, two students from Pace junior colleges scored 96. 92%, and Vaze Kelkar College had the highest humanities scorer, at 92.6%
At ML Dahanukar College, Vile Parle, 433 of the 600 students bagged distinction — or scores above 75%. “The number of students scoring above 75% has doubled this year,” said Madhavi Pethe, principal of the school.
Kirti College, Dadar, saw more students scoring in the 80s this year. “Distinction increased. In science and arts, we saw a lot of students scoring above 80%,” said VN Magare, the principal.
The success rate of science students improved by 5% at Birla College, Kalyan, but in the commerce and arts stream, it fell by 1.3% and 5% respectively.
St Joseph’s School and Junior College, Kalamboli, also saw a slight increase in pass percentages across streams.
(Inputs Aishwarya Iyer)