Government school students in Rajasthan will now get free guidance for competitive Exams from the ALLEN Career Institute, a premier Kota-based coaching centre.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in this regard between the education department and the Allen institute here on Monday. Students of 770 schools that have smart virtual classrooms will be taught by Allen faculty through live telecast.
“A majority of these schools are in rural areas. We felt that kids from rural areas should get facilities so that they can pursue higher education in disciplines, such as engineering and medicine, after school,” said school education minister Vasudev Devnani. The coaching session will be a two-way process and students can pose questions to the teacher, he added.
The MoU was signed by Anandhi, state project director, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), and Bhanu Pratap Singh, Allen corporate head.
There are students who for some reasons can’t go to Kota or come to Jaipur to prepare for the competitive exams, Singh said. “But they have the will and calibre to crack the exams. The state government sought our participation and we were happy to do it as it is a noble initiative.”