IITs have introduced a special quota for girl students this year to strike the gender balance in the prestigious institutes. This is an initiative by the CBSE is helping girl students to crack JEE.
According to the statistics available with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), 135 girls cleared the JEE-Mains exam this year with the help of the 'Udaan' initiative.
Last year, the number of qualifying girl students was 143. The project 'Udaan' has helped 135 girl students to clear the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Mains for admission in engineering colleges this year.
"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 preloaded on tablets and made convenient with mobile applications," CBSE Chairman RK Chaturvedi.
The scheme with a vision of "New India", assists girl students with an overall score of 70% or above, and 80% in science and mathematics stream with free of cost tutorials, mentoring support, lectures and study material to prepare for engineering entrance examinations.
Virtual contact classes are also conducted in 60 designated cities. Helpline services provide doubt clarification and monitor student learning.
"The project motivates meritorious girls towards further study of science and mathematics instead of soft subjects, it hand holds them and provides necessary training.