The district education department is planning to resume in-person residential NEET and JEE coaching for students of classes XI and XII.
The students will be selected through weekly tests. A special team of teachers will train the aspirants. District chief education officer (CEO) N Geetha plans to get funding from corporates and voluntary organizations to conduct the coaching.
“We plan to shortlist 100 students and offer them dedicated training by senior teachers,” Geetha said. The residential training will be offered during weekends. The district education department is in talks with some colleges for space.
Residential training for government school students was offered by the state government in 2018 as private NEET coaching centres were inaccessible for these students due to high costs.
The school education department has tied up with private coaching centres to offer residential NEET coaching across Tamil Nadu. While the coaching took place in 2019, it was stopped because of the pandemic in 2020. Later, the training was offered online till this year.
The chief education officer said awareness among government students about JEE was very low. A government school student from Trichy made it to the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) this year. “We want more students from government schools to join IITs,” Geetha told.
Parents who are not aware of this free coaching by the government can contact their wards respective schools for further details.
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