DHARWAD: The passing percentage of students from Dharwad district in PUC II year examination this year has come down to 62.49% from 63.67% in 2018. In the district-wise ranking, Dharwad has slipped to 23rd position from last year’s 22nd.
According to officials, the main reason for the passing percentage not improving in the district is poor performance of students in arts stream. Only 51.29% students have passed in the arts stream, while the passing percentage in Science is 70.33%, and in Commerce it is 61.22%.
However, the state’s overall results are up by 2.17% (59.56% in 2018)