The district guidance counsellor, Santokh Singh, has directed the heads of all government schools in the district to motivate the Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) students to appear in the Joint Entrance Test (JET), which is schedule to be held on April 19.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Santokh Singh, said, "We have received directions from director public instructions (DPI), secondary, Balbir Singh Dhol to motivate the students to appear in the joint entrance exam. So a letter has been issued to school heads to motivate the students so that maximum participation can be ensured in the exam. Last year, 2,901 students from Ludhiana district had appeared in the JET and this time we expect more participation. The school heads are also directed to inform the students of Class 10 that the forms will be available for Rs 50. The forms will be available next week. The idea is to motivate the students so that they can pursue their education by doing diplomas in various streams like electronics, civil, mechanical engineering, etc. Moreover, students can evaluate themselves and can reduce their competitive phobia if they give this examination."
The Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training will conduct the exam on April 19.
The students from SC category, whose parents' annual income is less than Rs 2 lakh, will get free education in the diploma course for the all three years. They will have to pay only the admission fee that varies between Rs 1,100 and Rs 1,200. Whereas students from OBC background, whose parents have an annual income less than Rs 1 lakh, will also get free education for three years.
Moreover, the students whose parents have annual income less than Rs 4.5 lakh can take the benefit of tuition fee waiver scheme. Considering the merit of the students, the polytechnic waives off tuition fee up to 5%.