Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Udaan is a project launched by CBSE under guidance of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, to address the low enrolment of girl students in prestigious engineering institutions and the teaching gap between school education & engineering entrance examination. The effort is to enrich the teaching & learning of Science and Mathematics at School level by addressing the three dimensions of education - curriculum design, transaction and assessments. The objective is to provide a platform that empowers the girl students, facilitate their aspiration of joining the prestigious engineering institutions and take important role in development/ progress of the country in future. Under this program, students are provided free offline / online resources through virtual weekend contact classes and study material on preloaded tablet while studying in Class XI and Class XII for preparation of admission test to various premier engineering colleges in the country.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTION 
• Indian citizen residing in India.
• Girl students enrolled in Class XI in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics stream
• Minimum 70% marks in Class X overall and 80% marks in Science and Mathematics; for
Boards which follow CGPA, a minimum CGPA of 8 and a GPA of 9 in Science and
Mathematics.
• The annual family income should be less than Rs. 6 lakhs per annum
• Reservation as per JEE (Advanced)
 OBC (NCL) - 27 % , SC – 15 % , ST – 7.5 %
 PWD – 3 % of seats in every category
• All girl students studying in class XI only from KVs/ NVs/Government schools of any
recognized Board in India/ CBSE affiliated Private Schools.
• The selection of the students will be based on merit and will be considered against the city
chosen by the candidate for the weekly virtual contact classes. 

METHODOLOGY
The selected students will have access to an online portal which will be organized on the basis of Class XI and XII with three subject streams - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. This portal will have content in the form of videos, tutorials and text. Concepts will be organized based on thelearning taking place in the classroom as per the syllabus of Class XI and XII. Students will also have the same content available to them on a preloaded tablet to allow them to study in an offline format also.
Before embarking on the program, these students will undergo a technology orientation session at the city centres to make them technology friendly and get comfortable with using the tablet and also the online content.
Once logged in, student progress will be monitored and tracked on their learning pace. Periodic contact classes will enable update on the progress made by the student. Assessments are built into the learning process and will allow monitoring of student’s learning. Students will have interactive group where they will be able to interact with their peers and teachers.
A helpline will be available to the students to clarify their doubts and concerns at any point.

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