Nagpur: To mentor the girl students for competition and enrollment of girls in premier engineering colleges across the country, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched an initiative to provide free online resources, tutorials, lectures and study materials to girl students of classes 11 and 12 to prepare them for admission tests through a special scheme, called ‘Udaan’.
The scheme comes with an attractive package for students as their marks will get converted into reward points, which they can redeem as fees in the IITs and NITs.
Initially, the CBSE will admit 1,000 students, of which 50 per cent will be earmarked for students of SC/ST/backward classes under this scheme.
The initiative will bridge the gender gap in the education through improving the socioeconomic status of girls and maximizing their participation in professional and higher education . This scheme could also lead them to leadership roles in the later course.
Who can apply
The program is open to Indian citizens only. All girl students studying in classes 11th and 12th in any board in India can apply based on following eligibility criteria.The selection of students will be based on merit.
Girl students currently enrolled in class 11th and 12th PCM stream. Minimum 70 % marks in class 10th overall and 80% marks in science and mathematics for boards which follow CGPA, a minimum CGPA of 8 and a GPA of 9 in science and mathematics.
For class 12 students, a minimum of 75 % marks in PCM in class 11in addition to the class 10 requirements . Selection will be based on merit cum means and preference will be given to girl students from economically disadvantaged background.
How to apply
Student can apply online at CBSE website www.cbse.nic.in or www.cbse academic.in or submit a copy of the application to anyone of the CBSE city coordinators and applications should be marked to ‘Udaan Programme’.