23-Year-Old Vaishali Who Is Visually Impaired, Topped Her Class In The Second Pre-University Examination


The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) on Monday declared the results of pre-University (PUC) exams. Vaishali a visually impaired girl had topped her class in the second pre-university examination.

Residents of Hoskera village, Shahpur taluk in Yadgir district, gathered for a celebration on Monday. Because they learned that 23-year-old Vaishali had topped her class in the second pre-university examination. The visually impaired student of Government Independent PU College, Agara, secured 92.66%. As a result, her parents distributed Doodh Peda to almost all the households in their village. Her father works as a driver in KSRTC and her mother is a homemaker. Additionally, she has five siblings.

No stopping this visually impaired girl

“I was provided accommodation in Bengaluru by an NGO that helped me get Braille textbooks and other aids,” she said. “I would record all the important lectures so that I could listen to them again,” she added.

She had come to Bengaluru to join a computer training programme but was counseled to pursue academics. However, Vaishali wants to pursue a Masters in arts and aspires to be a lecturer. Source: TH


The Karnataka 2nd PUC exam was held between March 1 and 18, 2019. A total of 6.71 lakh students appeared in the exam this year, out of which 4.14 lakh passed. The pass percentage is 61.73%. In Arts passing percentage was 50.53%, in Commerce it was 66.39% and in science, the pass percentage was 66.58%. The pass percentage for boys was 55.29% and for girls, it was 68.24%. The pass percentage in an urban area was 61.38% and in a rural area, it was 62.88%.

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