Jamshedpur, June 20: Sushmita Dey from S.E. Railway Inter College in Sini in Seraikela-Kharswan has turned out to be the Kolhan topper of Intermediate arts. She scored 403 out of 500. She was followed by Sanju Mahato of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum with 385 marks followed by Prakash Paira of Baharagora College, Baharagora who scored 379. Paira was also the East Singhbhum topper.
Daughter of a tailor, Sushmita Dey wants to get a PHD degree and become an educationalist as she wants to help people connect with education. “I want to make the dream of my parents come true and want to thank my parents and teachers who have helped me a lot in my success. My father works as a tailor and has been working hard to help me achieve my dreams,” added Sushmita who scored 80.06 per cent marks in Geography.
Kolhan registered an overall pass percentage of 68.92 for boys and 73.14 girls. West Singhbhum district is the topper of all the three districts with a pass percentage of 78.82 for girls and 74.96 for boys.
East Singhbhum recorded 71.18 per cent boys and 78.78 per cent girls who passed the intermediate. Seraikela-Kharswan performed the worst with a boys pass percentage of 55.52 per cent and 60.57 for girls. In fact the Kolhan division has been the worst performer in the state.
RKP Singh, the district education officer (DEO), East Singhbhum expressed happiness over the result but noted that the pass percentage in arts dipped drastically. The pass percentage of East Singhbhum last year was 82.99 per cent. Girls have once again performed than boys in all the three districts of Kolhan.
An official of the education department, said, “We are yet to anaylise the result but as per the initial understanding the performance in arts is not satisfactory and we need to improve it”.
“I am not at all happy with my performance. I was expecting more than 70 per cent marks but I had to satisfy with 50 per cent. It’s really shocking,” said Nitisha Singh, a student. She further said that the Arts has never been scoring but they never expected such marks.
Meanwhile the poor performance of the students in intermediate examinations especially in arts conducted by Jharkhand Academic Council has forced the city colleges to call meetings to review the performances and ponder over the dull show by the students.
Sources also informed that colleges like JKS College, and Graduate School College for Women have also called meetings to review the performance of the students.