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Tibetan students in Dharamshala-India. Photo: File/TPIDharamshala: The Tibetan Children's Village school Gopalpur based in northern India state of Himachal Pradesh excelled with 100% pass percentage in the Class XII board examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in March 2009.

The TCV school in Bylakuppe in southern India secured second position with 96.22%, while the Central Schools for Tibetans (CST) Darjeeling with 95.83% and CST Kalimpong with 94.75% are ranked 3rd and 4th respectively. CST Dalhousie is at fifth position with 94.44%.

A total of 1241 Tibetan students appeared in the exam, out of which 1154 students successfully passed the exam, 10 failed and 77 students have to reappear in the exam.

With the total pass percentage of all India schools at 81%, the Tibetan schools attained 92.77% which is up by 3.25% in comparison to last year's result.

The individual toppers in different fields of studies are: Dorjee Gyaltsen from Upper TCV school topped in Science with 88%; Kelsang Dikyi from TCV Bylakuppe with 92.8% in Commerce and CST Kalimpong's Sangye Choedon with 87.2% in Humanities.

Meanwhile, Rinzin Gyatso from TCV Bylakuppe with 97 marks was top among 30 students who secured above 90.