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Engg, MBBS now within poor students’ reach

Cracking an engineering or MBBS entrance will soon be well within the reach of the students of New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and Navyug Schools, which are jointly run by NDMC and an educational society.

delhi Updated: Sep 16, 2011 23:25 IST
Shaswati Das

Cracking an engineering or MBBS entrance will soon be well within the reach of the students of New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and Navyug Schools, which are jointly run by NDMC and an educational society.

With the NDMC embarking on a social responsibility programme, they will now be given an equal opportunity to crack engineering and MBBS entrances, along with those from other private institutes.

NDMC has started the ‘Lakshya’ Comprehensive Coaching Scheme for students of Class 12, wherein specialised training to crack the entrance exams will be provided to students from economically weaker sections.

“The entire cost of this programme will be borne by NDMC. There are a lot of students who belong to the economically weaker sections and even if one of them becomes a doctor or an engineer, he can pull up the entire family. The engineering training has begun and soon we will start MBBS coaching too,” said Mamta Agarwal, Education Director, NDMC.

While the schools have welcomed this move, they have cited several problems which have lead to a clash between school and coaching classes.

“About 70% of these students are economically backward and it is a good move on the NDMC’s part. But there are many loopholes. Classes are held from 1pm at Navyug School, Mandir Marg. So students, who come from different schools, have to miss the last four periods as they leave by 11:30am. Moreover, we are facing a crunch of teachers,” said Suman Rai, who teaches biology at Navyug School (Sarojini Nagar).