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MSCE Class IV scholarship: rural students shine

A total of 60 students from Class IV from rural areas have scored full marks (300 out of 300) as against one from the urban division in the middle school scholarship exams...

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
July 24, 2009 2:19:40 am

A total of 60 students from Class IV from rural areas have scored full marks (300 out of 300) as against one from the urban division in the middle school scholarship exams organised by Maharashtra State Council of Examinations (MSCE) in February.

Addressing newspersons,MSCE chairman Ram Ithape said that none from class VII,who appeared for the secondary scholarship exams could score full marks.

In the middle secondary scholarships,Akshaykumar Anna Bote from Osmanabad scored 300 out of 300,securing the first position in the urban areas while Rushikesh Sampat Satkar of PCMC primary Boy’s School,Pimple Gurav came second with 298 marks. Kapil Eknath Vaidya from Holy cross convent school Akola stood first with 282 marks in the urban area,while Vinayak Pandurang Patil from Kolhapur came first with 278 marks in the rural section.

A total of 45 students from PMC run schools featured in the merit list of the district-level scholarship examination conducted by MSCE for class four and class seven. However,only five students made it to the state-level merit list.

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Those who made it to the state merit list include Shubham Shashickant Madane,Neha Maruti Rokade,Sufiyan Rafique Sheikh,Rajendra Ramdas Khindkar and Pranav Shantaram Honkar.

In all,211 students from rural areas and 105 students from urban areas won the scholarships for fourth standard students while 109 rural and 112 city will avail of the scholarships among seventh standard students.

There are 3,118 scholarships from urban centres and 4,790 scholarships from rural areas that students can avail of at the fourth standard scholarship exams. Likewise,seventh standard students were competing for 3,202 urban and 4,426 rural scholarships.

While 12.86 lakh students appeared for the middle school-secondary scholarship exams,over 7.94 lakh students appeared for the secondary scholarship exams. A total of 10 students from Bhausaheb Tapkir Primary School,Kalewadi figured in the state merit list. A total of 36395 students from class IV both from PMC run schools and private school,appeared for the examination and 27,602 students passed. The last date for submission of applications for revaluation is August 7.

Around 50 students from Class IV taking the scholarship examination at Hujurpaga School had complained that two PMC supervisors were responsible for 15-minute delay in distributing Mathematics question papers. Parents of the students said that students could not attempt questions of 10 to 15 marks. According to a parent,the MSCE seems to have awarded the compensatory marks to the students.

“Although the marks have not been mentioned explicitly on the mark sheet,they have been given in the Maths paper,” she said.

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