UDAAN Project by MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) for Girl Students [ CBSE NET-JRF Updates ]
Udaan aims to provide a platform that empowers girl students and provides them with better learning opportunities. The program also aims to “enrich” and “enhance” teaching and learning of science and mathematics at the senior secondary level.
Udaan Project has been initiated by MHRD & GoI to address low enrolment of girl students in engineering institutions. It also address teaching gap between school education & engineering entrance examination.
- Free offline / online resources by virtual weekend contact classes and study material on pre-loaded tablet in Class XI and Class XII for preparation of admission tests.
- Minimum 70% marks in Class X overall and 80 % marks in Science and Mathematics. Students enrolled in PCM are
- With Family Income less than 6 lakh per annum
- Udaan is a project launched by CBSE under guidance of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, to address the low enrolment of girl student in prestigious engineering institutions and the teaching gap between school education & engineering entrance examination.
- The objective is to provide a platform that empowers the girl students.
- It aims to facilitate their aspiration of joining the prestigious engineering institutions and take important role in development/progress of the country in future.
- Udaan is a program for mentoring selected girl students enabling them to compete for admission at premier engineering colleges. The selection of students will be done on the basis of merit cum means.
- 50% seats are earmarked for the students from SC/ST/Other Backward Classes. Through this programme, the girl students are expected to get a wider perspective on how they can take a much more proactive role in shaping their own future.
MHRD and CBSE launch Udaan to help more girls clear IIT JEE
- In an effort to boost the number of girls taking admission inengineering colleges, the Ministry of Human Resource Development(MHRD) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be providing supplementary training to selected Class XI and XII girl students to prepare for the IIT JEE, through a program called UDAAN.
- “An initiative of CBSE, UDAAN, is to enable disadvantaged girls and other students from SC/ST and minoritiesto transit from school to post-school professional education especially in science and mathematics.
- The first flight of UDAAN is to address lower enrolment of girl in engineering colleges which is currently about 23% girls as against 77% of boys,” says a MHRD note on the highlights of the new initiatives taken up by Centre.
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