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Free coaching classes for higher education began for the students studying in the Residential School for Meritorious Students on Tuesday.

punjab Updated: Mar 11, 2015 19:11 IST
HT Correspondent
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Free coaching classes for higher education began for the students studying in the Residential School for Meritorious Students on Tuesday.

The students would be trained for cracking competitive examinations of institutes such as IIT, JEE-IIT, AIIMS, NIT, BITS Pilani, AFMC Pune, CA, Law, CLAT, besides other courses along with all the medical and engineering institutes successfully running in the state.

The students get admission to the Residential School for Meritorious only after securing 80 per cent marks in Class 10. Under this new programme, these students would be benefitted as the state government would impart them free coaching for higher education after Class 12.

Deputy commissioner Rajat Agarwal informed that out of total 297 students, 56 are from medical, 197 from non-medical and 44 from commerce streams. They would be trained by private coaching institutes till June 2015. During the coaching programme, atleast 500 sessions and 50 tests would be conducted.

As per the recommendations of a committee- Society for Promotion of Quality Education for Poor and Meritorious Students of Punjab- which has been formed by the Punjab government, tenders were floated. Tenders of two private coaching centres namely Aeon Educreators for medical and non-medical and ABC Tutorials for commerce have been approved. Both of these coaching centres have pan India presence and are a reputed name in this field.

DC Rajat Agarwal informed that free coaching for competitive classes are being imparted to the students studying in this school. He said that both the institutions- Aeon Educreators and ABC Tutorials- have already started free coaching classes for the students from 4 pm to 7pm daily.

He said that this decision has been taken so that the students can get admission in the leading institutes of the country after completing their senior secondary classes.