In order to boost up the enrollment of girls in engineering colleges, Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to support 1,000 girl students every year to prepare for entrance exams to premier engineering colleges. Not only CBSE students will avail these benefits, but also the selected girl students in class 11th & 12th from other Boards will also be presented free assistance to prepare for the engineering entrance exam.
It is proposed that, if selected students attain a good score in weekly tests conducted by CBSE board, then the points accumulated will be redeemed as fees in NIT or IIT. CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi stated that "The person who scores the maximum marks can earn enough money to pay 100 percent tuition fees if admitted to IIT or NIT”.
Referred to as “Udaan”, Central Board of Secondary Education will help students by providing them free offline and online support. Those selected will be provided tablets that have preloaded content, in addition to regular tutorials, assessments and study materials. There will also be regular tracking and monitoring of student development with feedback to parents, besides interactive sessions with teachers and peers. A helpline will facilitate students to elucidate their doubts. The selection will be based on merit as well as economic criterion. Under the proposed programme, Central Board of Secondary Education has appointed teachers and principals as coordinators in each state.
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