Students from Deoghar’s Rama Krishna Mission School in Jharkhand that follows the age-old gurukul system of education, have beaten their city counterparts in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 board exams, results of which were declared on Saturday.
The pass percentage of students from the school who wrote the exams was 92.75, scoring full cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 10 points, beating better-known schools from the four major cities of the state – Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad and Bokaro.
A total of 69 students from the school appeared in the exams and 64 of them scored full CGPA points of 10, while two scored CGPA points of 9.8, two other scored CGPA of 9.4 and one CGPA points of 9.
“We focus on all round development of every student in the school run by monks and we ensure that our children physically fit, morally strong and culturally rich,” said Yogishachaitanya, vice
principal of RK Mission, Deoghar.
He further said that students were given special classes even after school hours to ensure they understand their subjects. Besides, lessons on values and principles were a part of everyday routine, he said.
A press note from the CBSE, states that a total 1,58,622 students, including 52,805 girls and 1,05,817 boys appeared for the exams from Bihar-Jharkhand CBSE region and out of whom 1,55,260 passed.
Girls outperformed boys in terms of pass percentage. The pass percentage for boys in the region was 97.80 while for girls it was 98.03. The CBSE did not announce separate figures for Jharkhand by the time the report was filed.
In Delhi Public School (DPS), Ranchi, 52.72% of the 275 students who wrote the exams, scored full CGPA points of 10. In DPS, Bokaro, 151 or 67.41% out of 224 students scored full CGPA points of 10. In Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamli, 41% students scored full CGPA points.
“Our students have done really well this time. Out of the 275 students, more than 200 have scored CGPA of 9 points and above,” said Ram Sing, principal of the school.
Most of the full CGPA scorers said they were interested in conventional careers while others to whom Hindustan Times spoke to, said they were interested in humanities or research study.
Most of the students said they want to study engineering or crack the civil services exams while some showed interest in joining the Indian army.
Ayush Ansh, a full CGPA point scorer from Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamli, said he wants to work with the Indian Space Research Organization.
Atul Raman, another full CGPA scorer from the same school, said he wants to join the Indian army and serve the nation.
In Dhanbad, 91 of 282 students from Dhanbad Public School scored full CGPA points – the highest in the district.