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‘Initiative to make more female engineers’: CBSE

This year, of the students being admitted in the IITs, only 27 per cent were girls

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Sep 24 2016 1:25PM | Updated Date: Sep 24 2016 1:30PM

‘Initiative to make more female engineers’: CBSE
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Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has initiated a movement ‘Udaan’, to make more and more girls pursue higher education. 
 
Udaan is a special initiative introduced by the CBSE to promote awareness about engineering institutions and groom the girls to successfully secure admission in premier engineering institutes such as IITs and NITs besides all central universities which offers engineering courses across the country.
 
Shockingly, this year, of the students being admitted in the IITs, only 27 per cent were girls.
To make it successful, CBSE will be providing online coaching facilities, especially to girls studying in class nine and 12 for mathematics and science.
 
Also, CBSE will provide scholarships for 1,000 selected disadvantaged girls annually.
 
Already, around 5,000 girl students in Kerala have applied for Udaan scheme this year.