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‘Udaan’ Scheme Launched to Promote Girl Education in India

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently launched the Udaan scheme, which is aimed at promoting girl education and addressing the lowering of girl enrollment rates in engineering colleges in the nation. It is going to provide a platform for empowerment of girl students and will provide better learning opportunities for them.

Nov 19, 2014 12:16 IST
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently launched the Udaan scheme, which is aimed at promoting girl education and addressing the lowering of girl enrollment rates in engineering colleges in the nation. It is going to provide a platform for empowerment of girl students and will provide better learning opportunities for them.

The programme launched with the initiative of the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry would provide a platform for deserving girl candidates to pursue higher education in engineering programmes and would assist them to prepare for IIT-JEE examinations to crack through to the best technological institutes in the country while they would be in 11th and 12th standard.

Features of the Udaan Scheme

The programme aims to enhance the interest in mathematics and science learning in the secondary level. Under this programme, 14,575 girls have so far applied and among them 946 have been selected across the country to be the part of this scheme. The girls selected are mostly from impoverished backgrounds and had shown impeccable academic records previously in their school years.  All the girls have been provided a tablet which is filled with specially designed content in the form of videos, texts and practice sets that would help these students to crack the entrance examinations more easily.

Along with these, the girls could be able to take help from the helpline options provided under the scheme and get their doubts resolved through classes conducted in 52 cities across the country.  Further financial support would be given to these girls based on the reward points that they collect during the course of the program through assessment process built in the programme itself.

Important Points for News

  • Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently launched the ‘Udaan’ scheme
  • It is aimed at promoting girl education and addressing the lowering of girl enrollment rates in engineering colleges in the nation
  • It will assist the girls to prepare for IIT-JEE examinations to crack through to the best technological institutes in the country from 11th and 12th standard
  • Under this programme, 14,575 girls have so far applied and among them 946 have been selected.

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