Ludhiana, March 11, 2015: Reiterating its commitment for providing quality education to students of government schools, free coaching for higher education has started for students studying in School for Meritorious Students, here. The first such class started from yesterday.
The students would be trained for institutes such as IIT, JEE-IIT, AIIMS, NIT, BITS Pilani, AFMC Pune, CA, Law, CLAT, besides other courses along with all medical and engineering institutes successfully running in the state.
These students have already got admitted in these Schools after securing 80 percent marks in class 10th. Under this new programme, these students would be benefitted as the state government would impart them free coaching for higher education after class 12th.
Deputy Commissioner Rajat Agarwal informed that out of total 297 students, 56 students are from medical, 197 of non medical and 44 of commerce streams. The private coaching institutes would impart training till June 2015 and during this time, they would conduct atleast 500 sessions and 50 tests.
As per the recommendations of a committee named "Society for Promotion Quality Education for Poor and Meritorious Students of Punjab", which is formed by the Punjab government, tenders were floated. Tenders of two private coaching centres-namely "Aeon Educreators" for medical and non medical and "ABC Tutorials" for commerce have been approved. Both of these coaching centres have pan India presence and are a reputed name in this field.
The Punjab government is presently running six Schools for Meritorious Students in the state and directions regarding the same have already been conveyed to the respective Deputy Commissioners in whose district these schools are running successfully.
DC Rajat Agarwal informed that free coaching for competitive classes are being imparted to students studying in this school. He said that both "Aeon Educreators" and "ABC Tutorials" have already started free coaching to students from 4 pm to 7pm daily from yesterday onwards.
He said that this decision has been taken so that the students can get admission in leading institutes of the country after completing their class twelfth (senior secondary).
Wednesday, March 11, 2015