On Thursday, Odisha's Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik said that the public sector undertaking (PSU) of th state will now provide coaching to 200 JEE aspirants which will help them in competing with the other participants for getting admissions into prestigious engineering institutes.
This announcement was made by the Chief Minister on the occasion of felicitating the OMC super 30 students which cleared the JEE exam this year. He said "talented students who belong to economically weaker sections would be provided coaching facilities for competing in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for IITs, NITs and other engineering institutes".
The initiative to support the coaching of such talented students has been taken by the Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC), in collaboration with Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL), New Delhi.
Under the initiative 75 students were trained by the OMC of which 38 students qualified for the admissions into IITs and NITs this year.
"The OMC has set the right example for other State Public Sector Undertakings to emulate. Now, let me make an announcement that other State PSUs will also impart similar coaching to 100 more students," the Chief Minister said.
While OMC will continue to provide coaching facility to 100 students, the other PSUs of the state will provide coaching facility to the other 100 students from next year. Patnaik is hoping that the success of the students will also inspire other students of the state.