Odisha To Provide Free Medical, Engineering Coaching To Students


The Odisha government launched ‘Chatra Protsahan Yojana'(CPY) which will provide free coaching to (ST) students in the state for medical and engineering entrance examinations.

According to the reports, the ST and SC Development Department of State government will open seven Centres of Excellence in SC and ST schools across the state where 320 such students every year will be provided free education.

Centres will encourage the students of Higher Secondary Schools towards Higher education. Its main intent is to identify and nurture the potential ST/SC students from a young age for higher education in Medical and Engineering. Students will be selected on the basis of Std X merit and a selection test from among the students who have passed matric from SSD High Schools. Every year more than 30.000 ST/SC students appear in the Annual of Higher Secondary School Examination.

MoUs are signed with the Coaching Agencies selected for this programme. These agencies will be providing on-site Medical and Engineering coaching and preparatory training to the selected ST/SC students in the proposed Centres of Excellence.


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