PANJIM: Aakash BYJU’S, a leader in test preparatory services, will organise a drive towards inclusivity and empowerment of girl students in the arena of private coaching for higher education through ‘Education for All’, a nationwide project to offer free NEET and JEE coaching and scholarships to nearly 2,000 Class VII-XII students from underprivileged families, especially girls.
Addressing a press conference on Friday, Aakash deputy director Abhishek Kumar Singh said that as per the project, all identified students will appear for Aakash BYJU’S National Talent Hunt Exam-2022 (ANTHE 2022), the institute’s flagship scholarship exam scheduled to be held between November 5 and 13 this year across the country both in online and offline mode.
The top 2,000 students would be given free coaching to Aakash BYJU’s NEET and IIT-JEE coaching programmes, based on special considerations, he said.
The scholarships from Education for All initiative are in addition to the regular ANTHE scholarships. ANTHE 2022 will offer upto 100% scholarships to meritorious students - it will also offer cash prizes to top performers, he added.
Besides, five students will also win a free trip to NASA along with a parent. Since its launch, ANTHE has offered scholarships to over 33 lakh students, he said.
For identifying the beneficiary students, Aakash will partner with select NGOs, who can nominate students from economically weaker section, only girl child and single parent (mother).