Matric exam: No top 100 list from this year

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to keep stress of the students in abeyance, the School and Mass Education department has decided to do away with the practice of publishing top 100 list while declaring the HSC results from this year.
 
The move is seen as yet another reform in the matric examination system which witnessed the introduction of question-cum-answer booklet and allowing students to appear exam in their own schools starting this year.
 
“We believe the top 100 list creates discrimination among students and in later stage demoralizes them. Non-declaration of the list will help the students to be stress-free which is very important in this highly competitive age,” School and Mass Education department secretary Usha Padhee said.
 
The department aims to announce the result in the last week of this month.
 
Besides, from this year students will be able to get both pass and migration certificates within 7 days of publication of results.
 
“If students face any doubt regarding their results, they can approach Board of Secondary Education’s (BSE) 12-hour helpline,” added Padhee.
 
Meanwhile educationists have welcomed the initiative of the state government saying it would create a healthy environment among students.
 
“No rank in the Matric exam results is definitely a welcome step and will keep students stress-free. In the past many students have committed suicide due to stress. The BSE’s decision to introduce the new system will keep the morale of the students intact,” said Surendra Nath Mohanty, an educationist.
 
According to BSE officials, it will conduct the HSC supplementary examination in May and publish results during the last week of June.