Kolkata: Following the footsteps of Madhyamik, the HS results have also portrayed the picture of women in the landscape of education in West Bengal. On a sunny friday morning, the HS results were declared at the WB HS Council Secretary. She was overjoyed to inform that the number of female candidates have increased to a great deal compared to 2014. Out of 6,69, 605 students who took the examination in 2015, the pass percentage was 82.38 per cent compared to 78 per cent last year. 82.96 % boys passed in the exam compared to 81.80 % female candidates.
In the merit list, Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission claimed the top four spots with four of its candidates. Biswasiva Basu Mullick came first in the HS with a massive 496 score. He was followed by Shk. Monirul Mandal with 491 and Mrinmoy Roy with 489 in the second and the third place respectively from the same school. Rikia Bhukta was the first among girls from the Hooghly district from Arambagh School with 96.6% marks. She ranked 8th among the state toppers. Nilasha Ghosh from Jadavpur Vidyapith ranks 1st in Humanities with 481. She ranked 10th in the state.
East Midnapore ranked first among the states followed by West Midnapore, Hooghly and Howrah. Kolkata came at the fifth spot in terms of marks all over the state. Notably, there were 2,710 student who got more than 90 per cent in 2015. The number was just a mere 710 in the previous year. The new pattern of the question paper, introduction of then MCQs and short answer type question has helped the student a great deal to secure huge percentage of marks and compete with the other boards, felt the Council Secretary.