GUWAHATI, July 9 - Udaan is a project meant to provide opportunities to deserving girl students to pursue their ambitions in the field of engineering. It has been launched by the CBSE under the guidance of the Ministry of Human Resource Development to address the issue of low enrolment of girl students in prestigious engineering institutions, and the teaching gap between school education and engineering entrance examination. Under this programme, students of Class XI and Class XII are provided free offline and online resources through virtual weekend contact classes and study material on preloaded tablets to help in the preparation for admission tests to various premier engineering colleges of the country. The objective is to provide a platform that empowers girl students, facilitate their aspiration to join prestigious engineering institutions and play an important role in the development of the country in future.
This programme is open to Indian citizens residing in India alone. Girl students currently enrolled in Class XI with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics from KVs, JNVs, government schools under any recognised board in India and CBSE-affiliated private schools, whose annual family income is less than Rs 6 lakh per annum, can apply for it up to July 13. For details, one can visit www.cbse.nic.in/www.cbseacademic.in or write to udaan.cbse @gmail.com or call 011-23214737, an official release from the Regional Officer, CBSE, Guwahati, stated.