BYJU’S will provide free NEET and JEE coaching to disadvantaged girls
As part of its efforts to celebrate the Center’s Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative, Aakash BYJU’S is offering free NEET and IIT-JEE coaching and scholarships to nearly 2,000 Class VII-XII female students from disadvantaged families as part of of its “Education for All” project.
Students in the program will be selected in the Aakash BYJU (ANTHE) National Talent Search Examination to be held from November 5 to 13 across the country in both offline and online modes. The exam will consist of 35 multiple-choice questions based on the grade and streams the students aspire to. The duration of the exam is one hour, with ANTHE online taking place between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. during all exam days and the offline exam taking place on November 6 and 13 in two shifts from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more details, students can visit anthe.aakash.ac.in.
To identify beneficiaries, Aakash will partner with selected NGOs who can nominate applicants. However, only female students whose mother is single can take the exam.
Speaking about the project, Aakash Chaudhry, Managing Director of Aakash BYJU’S said, “There are millions of students who cannot afford private coaching which can enormously increase their chances of passing the exams. hall. Compounding the affordability problem is the gender disparity, where families don’t come forward to spend on girls’ education beyond a certain level.”
“These contexts undermine the morale of students from disadvantaged communities and of girls in general. Through ‘education for all’, we are doing our part to broaden the reach and broaden the mentorship opportunities of vocational courses for these students,” he added.
He specified that there will be no compromise on the quality of the supervision offered to the beneficiary students.
“The idea is to convert each of our centers in Aakash BYJU’s rapidly expanding network into a center of excellence not only in coaching but also in inclusiveness and empowerment of women. We are confident that this initiative will get an overwhelming response from poor families and those with a single daughter or single parent or both,” Chaudhry said.
The Education for All Initiative scholarships are in addition to the regular ANTHE scholarships. As in the past, ANTHE 2022, the 13th edition, will offer up to 100% scholarships to deserving students – it will also offer cash prizes to the best students.
Additionally, 5 students will also win a free trip to NASA with a parent. Since its launch, ANTHE has offered scholarships to more than 33 lakh students.