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PSEB Class 12 merit list: Only 4 Ludhiana students make it to merit list

Out of the total 287 students of Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students, Ludhiana, only four have been able to make it to the Class-12 state provisional merit list of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), the result for which was declared on Friday. All four students four — Vaishali, Pawandeep Kaur, Harshpreet Singh and Chenu Bala — are from commerce stream.

punjab Updated: May 15, 2016 16:30 IST
Deepa Sharma Sood
(From left) Harshpreet, Pawandeep, Chenu Bala and Vaishali in a jubilant mood in Ludhiana on Saturday.
(From left) Harshpreet, Pawandeep, Chenu Bala and Vaishali in a jubilant mood in Ludhiana on Saturday.(Sikander Singh Chopra/HT)

Out of the total 287 students of Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students, Ludhiana, only four have been able to make it to the Class-12 state provisional merit list of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), the result for which was declared on Friday. All four students four — Vaishali, Pawandeep Kaur, Harshpreet Singh and Chenu Bala — are from commerce stream.

Mason’s daughter 2nd in commerce

Pawandeep Kaur, who belongs to Manochahal village of Tarn Taran district, wants to become a chartered accountant (CA). Her father, Palwinder Singh is a mason and mother Rajbir Kaur is a homemaker. “Due to financial problems, I was not able to take tuition in Class 10 that’s why I could score only 80.77%. Our teachers are very dedicated and give us proper guidance to score more marks,” said Kaur, who has got second position in state in commerce.

‘Coaching has made a difference’

Vaishali, who scored 96.67% marks, aims to become a CA. She said, “Coaching has made a difference in her score. I had scored 90% in Class 10.” “This time question papers of all subjects were tough and I was not expecting such goods marks. Unexpected questions had been asked in exam,” said Vaishali, who is on 16th rank in state. Her father, Ramesh Kumar is a head constable in Punjab police and mother Reeta Rani is a homemaker.

‘All credit goes to our teachers’

Farmer’s son Harshpreet Singh, who has secured 96.44% marks, said, “Our school (meritorious school) has best teachers. I belong to Sodhiwal village in Jagraon and did 10th from government school, Malsian Bajan near Sidhwan Bet, 2 km from my village. There was shortage of teachers in this school and due to no guidance most of the students were not able to make it to merit list.” His father, Sardar Atma Singh is a farmer and mother Balwinder Kaur is a housewife. Harshpreet, who is on 17th rank in state, also wants to become a CA and wants to go to USA for further studies.

Labourer’s daughter makes her mark, too

Chenu Bala, who has ranked 20th in the state by securing 95.78% marks, said that she had improved her score in Class 12. “And all the credit goes to the coaching provided by the school authorities for free. I had scored 80.46% in Class 10. I am happy that my hard work paid off,” Bala said.

“Staying away from my parents for two years was a tough decision, but now I feel that this sacrifice led me to the path of success. My father Mangat Ram, who is labourer, was not able to pay my fee for tuitions. Here I got free coaching,” said, Bala (20th rank), who belongs to Nawanshahr district.

Science stream sees change in trend

In an interesting trend, a total of 23 students of meritorious school students, who could not make it to the merit list, have cleared Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main, and will now appear for JEE Advanced.

District education officer (secondary) Paramjit Kaur Chahal said, “It is not important to appear in merit list to be successful in competitive exams. This time our students have made their mark in merit list and next year more students will appear in the merit list from here.”