Minister for Secondary Education D. Manikya Vara Prasada Rao on Monday announced that one government junior college in each district will start IIT and Eamcet coaching classes from this year for the benefit of students of those areas.

Speaking during the felicitation ceremony of IIT toppers from the State, organised by State Bank of India (SBI), Mr. Rao said that the government institutions were capable enough to help students crack competitive exams.

“Many bright students from districts do not get the right guidance and opportunity to prepare for these exams. Despite clearing 10th and Intermediate exams with good grades, many fail to fare well in competitive tests. We will see to it that the government colleges are on a par with private institutions so that students in districts take full advantage of the coaching and fare well in competitive exams,” Mr. Rao said.

As part of the felicitation ceremony, mementoes were handed over to A. Jithender Reddy, who secured the all-India first rank, Uday K. Shah for bagging the all-India second rank, P. Madhu Kiran for getting the all-India fourth rank. K. Saathvik, Janardhan Reddy, Ch. Nikhil Sabareesh and G. Neeraj Gopal were also given mementos for securing the 6th, 7th,8th and 9th ranks respectively. The SBI also felicitated G. Abhineshwarulu for securing the second rank in the reserved category and M. Shiva Chaitanya for scoring the 15th all-India rank.

Apart from being felicitated, the students were given gift hampers along with an offer letter for education loan. “The students can avail the education loan from any IIT campus branch of SBI where they would take admission,” said Shiva Kumar, Chief General Manager, SBI.

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