New Delhi, May 2 : A total of 46 girls, who underwent coaching at Indian Oil Vidushi Centres in Bhubaneswar and Noida, have cleared the JEE Mains examination, a statement said here on Thursday.
"We are happy that 82 per cent of the girl students who underwent coaching at the two IndianOil Vidushi Centres have cleared the JEE Mains," said Indian Oil Director HR Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra. He also added that 28 out of 30 girls from the Bhubaneswar centre and 18 out of 26 girls from the Noida centre achieved this feat.
As part of IndianOil Vidushi, a flagship CSR project aims to provide specialised coaching to girl students from economically backward sections for competitive exams like JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. IndianOil Vidushi Super30 was conceived in 2018 in association with the Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL), an educational NGO, to help girls from financially weaker sections gain admission into prestigious engineering institutes such as IITs, NITs, CETs, IIITs, etc.
Young girl aspirants from different States are provided specialised hands-on coaching and mentoring after Class XII to succeed in Central and State engineering entrance examinations. "Thirty girls each are selected for Bhubaneswar and Noida centres on merit-cum-means basis through a written test and personal interview from a participation of approximately 3,000 girls," it stated.
IndianOil bears the complete cost of 11-months of intensive coaching, study material, food and accommodation for the girl students, besides various consumables.
Additionally, each student is provided with health insurance of Rs. 1 lakh for one year to cover any exigencies. IndianOil Vidushi is being implemented initially for a period of five years, during which 300 girls will be directly benefited. (UNI)