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Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation in Pune to reward top scorers in SSC exams

There are 18 schools in the city that are run by PCMC. This year, 73 students secured more than 80 per cent in the SSC and will be facilitated by the civic body, according to PCMC officials. 

pune Updated: Jun 10, 2018 15:44 IST
Shrinivas Deshpande
Shrinivas Deshpande
Hindustan Times, Pune
Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation (PCMC), on Friday, declared a cash prize of Rs1 lakh for the 18 students of civic body-run schools for securing 90% or above marks in the state secondary certificate (SSC) examination.
Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation (PCMC), on Friday, declared a cash prize of Rs1 lakh for the 18 students of civic body-run schools for securing 90% or above marks in the state secondary certificate (SSC) examination. (HT Representational Photo )

Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation (PCMC), on Friday, declared a cash prize of Rs1 lakh for the 18 students of civic body-run schools for securing 90% or above marks in the state secondary certificate (SSC) examination. Students who scored 85% or above marks will also be given Rs 50,000 each.

There are 18 schools in the city that are run by PCMC. This year, 73 students secured more than 80 per cent in the SSC and will be facilitated by the civic body, according to PCMC officials.

Eighteen students, who secured 90 per cent and above marks, will get Rs1 lakh while 18 others, who secured 85 per cent and above, will receive Rs 50,000 each. Thirty seven students, who secured 80 per cent and above, will get a cash prize of Rs 25,000. A total of 73 students were selected by PCMC for the facilitation programme, scheduled to be held next month.

Soma Ambavane, office superintendent at PCMC, said,“The number of students selected could increase as we are yet to get the student information from a Thergaon-based school. As of now, we have shortlisted around 73 students. After scrutinising their original marksheet, they will be awarded the prize by next month.”

Ambavane promised that the civic body is ready to provide help, cooperation and educational assistance to help students perform well in SSC exams.

Most students of the civic body-run schools come from the economically weaker section of the society. The intention behind offering the prize money to students is to encourage them to concentrate on studies, despite the adversities.