In a bid to increase the enrollment ratio of girls in premier engineering institute such as IITs and NITs, CBSE has initiated an Udaan scheme to provide free online-coaching and grant them with incentives.
A movement initiated by the CBSE, the Malappuram Regional Chapter of the Sahodaya School Complex urged the parents and schools within the vicinity of CBSE to make optimum use of the Udaan scheme instituted for girls.
About the scheme:
- Udaan is a special initiative introduced by the CBSE to promote awareness about engineering institutions and groom the girls to successfully secure admission in premier engineering institutes such as IITs and NITs besides all central universities which offers engineering courses across the country
- Under the aegis of Udaan, CBSE will provide online coaching facilities and zonal-level training under the guidance of dedicated experts from the IITs
- Proper coaching on mathematics and science will be provided for girls students studying in class nine and 12
- The CBSE will provide scholarships for 1,000 selected disadvantaged girls annually
The prime objective of Udaan is to increase the enrollment ratio of girls in the premier engineering institutes and to instill them with leadership quality.
As per the reports, around 5,000 girl students in Kerala have applied for Udaan scheme this year. Explaining the benefits of Udaan scheme and stressing on the low enrollment of girls in engineering colleges, M Abdul Nazar, state treasurer of Sahodaya pointed out that, of the students being admitted in the IITs, only 27 per cent were girls.
"We should work collectively to enhance this figure. We should see to it that more girls reach our premier engineering campuses," said Abdul Nazar.