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UDAAN - A Programme to Give Wings to Girl Students 2015

Deadline: 03-Aug-2015

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To address the teaching gap between school education and engineering entrance as also to enrich the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics at School level, the CBSE is launching, a project to provide free online resources to girl students of Class XI and Class XII for preparation of admission test for the premier engineering colleges in the country.

The special focus of project Udaan is to address the low enrolment ratio of girl students in these prestigious institutions and to enable girl students to receive special incentives and support so that they can join these institutions and go on to take leadership roles in the future.

The objective of this project is to enable girl students to soar to higher education from schools, and to eventually take various leadership roles in future.

The project aims at addressing the lower enrolment ratio of girl students in engineering colleges. The aim is also to enrich and enhance teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics at Senior Secondary level by providing free and online resources to everyone, with a focus on special incentives and support to 1000 selected disadvantaged girls per year.

Eligibility

  1.  The program is open to Indian citizens residing in India only.
  2.  All girl students studying in classes XI only from KVs/ NVs/ other Government run Schools affiliated to any Board in India are eligible to apply based on criteria given above.
  3. The selection of the students will be based on merit and will be considered against the city option made by the candidate for the weekly personal contact classes.
  4. Eligibility criteria for selection:
  • Girl students enrolled in Class XI in PCM stream.
  • Minimum 70% marks in Class X 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.
  • The annual family income should be less than 6 lakhs per annum.
  • Reservation as per JEE (Advanced) OBC (NCL) - 27 % , SC – 15 % , ST – 7.5 % ,PWD – 3 % of seats in every category.

How to apply?

You have to apply online on the website www.cbseacademic.in

More Information

Udaan is designed to provide a comprehensive platform to deserving girl students who aspire to pursue higher education in engineering, and assist them to prepare for the entrance examinations while studying in Classes XI and XII.
The following are the salient features of this program -
• Free of cost support for Girl students of Classes XI and XII
• Provision of preparatory material through an online portal
• Availability of tutorials, videos, and study material
• Organization of Virtual contact classes at 60 designated city centres
• Tablet/Financial Assistance for purchasing the tablets
• Orientation Session on using technology will be given to all selected students
• Assessments designed to provide useful feedback on learning
• Remedial steps to correct learning
• Peer learning and mentoring opportunities for meritorious students
• Motivation sessions with students/parents
• Student helpline services to clarify doubts, monitor student learning and support technology
• Constant monitoring and tracking of student progress with feedback to parents
• Assistance in application to colleges

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