*525 deserving students to get free coaching, Scholarship tests to be held across the Valley*
*Srinagar, Sep 30:* One of the biggest coaching institutes of the valley, Kashmir Institute of Excellence (KIE) today announced a first of its kind mega scholarship drive to help students in their studies with the Institute’s top of the line coaching and teaching methodology.
In this regard KIE will conduct a valley wide scholarship test to select 525 students for various classes and competitive examinations. Among the selected candidates, 150 students will get free coaching for NEET/JEE, 175 in class 11, 150 in class 12, 25 each for Class 9 and class 10.
The selection will be done through a series of district wise scholarship tests. Dates for the same shall be announced separately along with venues. Of these seats 15% will be reserved for Economically Weaker sections (EWS) through scholarship tests. There will be proportional quota for girls, which shall be determined by number of appearing candidates, the management said.
The management of the Institute appealed the media to join hands with KIE in this social initiative. “With the help of media we want that this message reaches to one and all and so that our student community gets benefited,” they said.
The Institute also planned for disruption free continuation of teaching of students in case of another lockdown. The Institute has built a robust digital platform to help students and educational institutes.
“In case of any further lockdown digital platform of KASHMIR INSTITUTE OF EXCELLENCE (KIE) shall be used. All our programmes shall be in sync with new education policy,” an official of the KIE said.
To further help the students and educational instates in Kashmir, KIE has undertaken other initiatives too. “Through president private school association, we request private schools to join hands with us, if they need any kind of online/offline assistance from KASHMIR INSTITUTE OF EXCELLENCE (KIE) be a part of our digital platform to help students. An MOU to this effect shall be signed between KASHMIR INSTITUTE OF EXCELLENCE (KIE) and President private school association,” the official said.
G N Var President Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) who was also present on the occasion welcomed the initiative taken by KIE to offer free coaching to students. He said KIE has taken a lead in fulfilling its social responsibility. He also appealed other coaching institutes to follow the suit and provide scholarships to deserving candidates, so that the quality education reaches to majority of students.
Var said that the digital platform of KIE offers a wonderful opportunity for private schools to benefit from the vast expertise and rich resources of the institute. He said that PSAJK welcomes various steps taken by KIE to ensure uninterrupted education to students in the event of another lockdown. He praised KIE and the dedication of its staff towards imparting quality education to students.
The management further said that the Main Campus of KIE has been shifted from Parraypora chowk to Chinar Colony Parraypora, however the office is functional in the Campus – 3 Main chowk Parraypora. Furthermore a Rajbagh branch is coming up shortly.