In the suburban area of Malad in Mumbai, Ghanshyam Das Jalan Women Degree College of Science & Commerce has decided to give away full-year free education for female students who have scored more than 90 percent marks in their 12th Board examination. This initiative would empower the girls to take up higher education who are from poor economic backgrounds but are meritorious. The concept of “full-free education” would empower women by providing them the equal opportunity in the society to bloom further in their lives.
According to the president of Agrawal Jatiya Kosh(ABVM), which is the trust that runs the college, Vijay Lohia, “Meritorious girl students who have scored above 90 percent in HSC exams and wish to pursue higher studies but are unable due to financial constraints or seat crunch in colleges, are welcome in our college.” This initiative is one of its kinds and no such method had been used in the past by any of the universities or colleges in the state. The college administration has decided that among the total applications that the college would receive for admission, they would give away free education to the students who have secured more than 90 percent marks in their HSC exams. This would help nurture many talented girls in future, who might get lost in the severe competition due to lack of proper resources.
The college was started in the year 2014 and former pro Vice-Chancellor of Mumbai University Dr. A D Sawant is also an advisor in the college.
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