Aam Aadmi Party government runs a scheme, Jai Bhim Mukhyemantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana, to provide free coaching to underprivileged students for empowering and enlightening their future.
Thirty-five of these students have been able to crack the JEE Main and NEET examination this year. Four of these students have been successful in securing their place to prominent technical institutions such as IIT Delhi, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, National Institute of Technology Delhi, and IIT BHU.
“These students come from families having very low income and belong to the Scheduled Castes. They cannot afford the fee of private coaching institutes. Hence, Delhi government was providing them financial aid to secure admissions”, said Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam.
107 students in total were getting coaching for engineering and medical entrance exams under this scheme out of which 13 have been declared successful in the JEE Mains and 22 in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).
Under the same scheme, which was launched by the AAP dispensation last year, as many as 4,953 students enrolled for availing coaching for various exams, including those conducted by the UPSC, SSC, Banks, Railway Recruitment Board, Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board and insurance companies in 2018-2019.
Delhi government funds the coaching fee up to Rs. 40,000 to all identified students for a four-month course as specified under this scheme. It also gives a stipend of RS. 2,500 per month to every candidate. However, the government is considering it to increase the amount to Rs. 1.5 lac per student.