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Super 50

  • 22 Aug 2019
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Maharashtra’s Tribal Development Department in association with the Pace Educational Trust has launched an academic programme for young tribal students aspiring to be doctors and engineers.

About the Scheme

  • The initiative is inspired by the work of Patna’s Anand Kumar who runs an initiative called ‘Super 30’ for underprivileged students to sit for Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) entrance exam.
  • The Super 50 programme will mentor 50 most meritorious tribal students from the State and prepare them for engineering and medical exams.
  • Tribal students from the state who have passed their class 10th exam are eligible to enroll for the entrance test.
  • It will be a two-year residential programme, where the students will be provided hostel and mess facilities, a tablet, NCERT books and career counselling.

Kashmir Super 50

  • Project Kashmir Super 50, a joint initiative by Indian Army, Center for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL) and PETRONET LNG Limited (PLL) was launched in March 2013 to transform the educational status of children from economically weaker sections in the Kashmir region.
  • It is an 11-month program in which 50 students are selected every year and they are provided with complete free residential coaching for IIT-JEE, JKCET and other premier Engineering Institutes.

Source: The Hindu

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