150 social, tribal welfare students clear NEET

They can get into MBBS, BDS courses.

About 150 poor students from social and tribal welfare residential educational institutions qualified in NEET 2019 and are likely to get into MBBS and BDS courses this year. While 100 students are from social welfare, 50 are from the tribal welfare residential institutions.

Social and Tribal welfare residential educational institutions societies launched ‘Operation Blue Crystal and Operation Emerald programmes respectively, to provide coaching to brilliant SC and ST students free of cost under the KG-PG Mission. These two programmes have been yielding outstanding results over the last three years, said secretary R.S. Praveen Kumar.

“A poor student like me wouldn’t have dreamt of cracking NEET, if not for free intensive long-term coaching being provided by the government. I heartily express my gratitude to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for providing free coaching to SC and ST students on par with corporate coaching centres in the country,” said Kovvuri Rasagna from social welfare residential college Gowlidoddi, who secured all India 509 rank in SC category. Ramavath Sneha Latha from tribal welfare IIT Study Centre, Rajendranagar, secured all India 802 rank in ST category. She said “I would have dropped out from college and would have ended up as a victim of early child marriage, if not for the vision of the chief minister to put the poor SC and ST students into the orbit of higher education. My aim is to become a cardiologist and serve poor people in rural areas”

Dr Praveen Kumar congratulated the students on their ‘stunning’ performance and said entire credit goes to teachers for their commitment in transforming the lives of students from the most deprived sections of the society.

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