Admissions at six senior secondary residential schools, under the Dr Hargobind Khurana scholarship scheme offered by the Punjab government, have be gun. These schools, being set up in Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Bathinda and Mohali districts, will provide free education and hostel facilities to those students from government schools who scored 80% or more marks in the matriculation examinations.Education minister Sikander Singh Maluka said the schools would have “smart” classrooms equipped with the latest equipment and teaching would be through e-content. “Classes will begin from July 1. The school will offer courses in English in the medical, nonmedical and commerce streams for classes 11 and 12,” he said, adding that personality development courses and special coaching classes for competitive exams would also be offered. Eligible students can apply online at ssapunjab.org.