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News - CBSE's 'Udaan' - IIT JEE Entrance Exam 135 girls

With the motive to prepare girls for admission in premier engineering institutions of India based on merit, the Central Board of Secondary Education few years back launched a unique programme 'Udaan', a step to help young female cadre excel in career with engineering to contribute in future building of India.

The programme mainly aims at giving every possible access to the disadvantaged sections of the society in terms of education.

Udaan, through an online medium, assists the girl students in Class 11 and Class 12 and provide them with a comprehensive platform to pursue higher education in engineering.

This year, Udaan has helped 135 girl students to clear the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Mains for admission in engineering colleges.

Here's what CBSE Chairman R K Chaturvedi said:

The project motivates meritorious girls towards further study of science and mathematics instead of soft subjects, it hand holds them and provides necessary training. The scheme relies on latest technology which gives ease of learning to a girl student without having to step out of her home on a daily basis. The study materials are pre-loaded on tablets and made convenient with mobile applications, said CBSE chairman R K Chaturvedi in a recent PTI report.

More on the scheme:

With a vision of "New India", the scheme assists girl students with overall score of 70 % or above, and 80 % in science and mathematics stream by providing them with free of cost tutorials, mentoring support, lectures and study material to prepare for engineering entrance examinations

This scheme enables students with virtual contact classes organised in 60 designated cities

Also, helpline services are provided for doubt clarification and monitoring student learning Further, the scheme is limited for students from families with an annual income of less than Rs 6 lakh.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/

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