Around 35 out of the 107 students enrolled under a Delhi government programme, who got free entrance coaching, have qualified the JEE Main and NEET entrance examinations, said SC/ST Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Monday.
About 4,953 students from scheduled castes were enrolled under the ‘Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yogana’ for coaching for different competitive exams. “Till date, four students have secured admission in top institutes, including IIT-Delhi, NSUT Delhi and NIT Delhi,” he said.
“During 2018-19, nearly 35 students have qualified the JEE Main and NEET out of 107 students. From these students, 13 got qualified in JEE MAIN and 22 qualified NEET,” the Minister said.
All these students come from a low-income family group who cannot afford the costly coaching fees, he added.
Under the scheme, the government pays a maximum of ₹40,000 to selected eight institutes for the coaching of each student and apart from it, a monthly stipend of ₹2,500 is given to each student.
“The scheme will be further enhanced to increase the amount from ₹40,000 to ₹1,50,000 and to increase the duration of the coaching. Proposal is ready to rope in more reputed institutes under the scheme,” the Minister said.