CBSE has put forward a project to offer online resources to girl students of classes XI and XII free of cost for preparing for JEE - Mains & JEE - Advanced for admissions to premier engineering colleges in India. The project will aim at laying impetus on the low enrollment ratio of girl students in IITs & other elite engineering institutions. The board circular stated that the objective of the project is to facilitate girls to pursue higher education and acquire leadership roles in the future.
The board will be selecting 1,000 girl students. 50% of the girl students will be from ST/SC/BC. Selection will be on merit – cum - means basis. The girl students will be enrolled in a comprehensive course that will be free of cost and would be available both online & offline. Moreover, lectures, tutorials & study material for preparing for IIT-JEE will be accessible online & on tablets provided to students.
Who will be able to join?
Girl students from classes XI and XII enrolled in non-medical stream (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) in any board of India can participate. The eligibility is a minimum 70% marks in Class X overall & 80% marks in Mathematics and Science. In CBSE board, a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 8 & a Grade Point Average of 9 in Mathematics & Science is required to be eligible for this project. Class 12 students can also take part. A minimum of 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics in Class XI is also mandatory.
It was also stated by officials that there would be periodic counseling sessions to encourage students & parents. Students who are willing to take part can apply online at CBSE’s official website www.cbse.nic.in or www.cbseacademic.in. They can also submit a copy of the application to CBSE city coordinators as mentioned in the brochure.
Students who wish to apply offline must fill the form available on CBSE’s website & send their applications by 27th October 2014 in an envelope marked ‘Udaan Programme’ to the head office of CBSE in New Delhi.