Shillong, Aug. 21: With the aim to enable the top 60 meritorious students of Meghalaya to secure high ranks in entrance examinations for engineering & medical in 2019, Dr. M. Ampareen Lyngdoh, Minister for Information Technology & Communication (IT&C) launched the Meghalaya “Super-60” programme today at Yojana Bhavan Auditorium, Meghalaya Secretariat.
Addressing the function as Chief Guest, Dr. M. Ampareen Lyngdoh said that with this initiative, students from the State will get an opportunity to pursue their career and get the most out of the coaching programme to compete in the IIT-JEE and NEET examinations. Stating that the tablets have been well equipped, well-designed and structured in such a way that students will not feel any shortage of resources in their studies, Dr. Lyngdoh urged upon the students to give their best and to persevere in their endeavours and appealed the parents to spent time with their children and to give them support and to help them reach the pinnacle of success.
The Meghalaya Super-60 programme is being organized by the Meghalaya Information Technology Society (MITS), IT&C Department, Government of Meghalaya, in collaboration with reputed ed-tech firm M/s Think & Learn Pvt Ltd, popularly known as “Byju’s”. The programme aims to provide a digitally enabled personalized learning experience for the selected students.
With the purpose, MITS has set-up an e-Learning Centre at the IT&C Department. This centre will provide multi-faceted services to the selected students, including high-speed internet, printers, scanners, information support for various exams and as venue for face-to-face contact programmes and national level tests.
The Government of Meghalaya desires to encourage meritorious & needy students of the State not only to excel in their Board examinations but also to get admission into top professional colleges in the country by securing high ranks in entrance examinations like Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for Engineering & National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for Medical.
This coaching program is meant for 60 meritorious Class XI Tribal students of Meghalaya (including those from BPL families) – hence the name Super 60. The coaching is for IIT-JEE & NEET coaching of two years duration and will mainly be through digital means. 30 of the enrollment is for IIT-JEE & 30 for NEET examination coaching. The list of Super 60 students includes students from BPL families (5 for IIT-JEE and 5 for NEET Coaching).
The eligible students currently studying in Class XI within the state of Meghalaya were invited to apply online for the programme. 392 students applied online, out of which 60 students were selected based on their 10th Board examinations 2017 marks in Mathematics & Science. After verifying their Mark-sheets including proof of their BPL status, the merit list was drawn.
As part of inauguration programme, the selected students received Tablets with pre-loaded course content for IIT-JEE / NEET including question bank and practice sets. The State Government and the coaching partner (Byju’s) will be constantly monitoring the progress of the students through an online portal, and will provide timely feedback.