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Centre evolves to mentor 1 lakh girls for scientist and engineering courses


New Delhi: The center is set to roll out a scheme to mentor at least one lakh girls studying between classes eighth and twelfth to become scientist and engineers. The scheme with an appraisal amount of Rs 2,000 crore, will be launched by the department of Science and technology later this year .This scheme will offer fellowship to the best performing girl student of class eleventh and twelfth to aid them in writing entrance test for engineering course. These funds will also be utilized in organizing motivational programme for girl students studying in classes eighth to tenth at secondary schools to encourage them choose a career in science and technology. Further if she clears the entrance exam in the scheme she will be provided with another scheme to complete her course Fellowship up to PhD is provided to the students and the amount will be equal to that provided under various other schemes. After competition of their respective courses, these students will get an opportunity to take up technical institutes. And they will be payed by the government .The Joint Commission Board (JAB) of the Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT’s)and the National Institute Of Technology( NIT’s) on Saturday approved a proposal to introduce supernumerary quota for admission of women at the premier technical institutes from 2018. For about 14% additional seats will be created in 2018,17%in 2019,and 20%in 2020 as per the scheme the students will be admitted to IIT’s and NIT’s on the basis of their performance in the joint entrance exam conducted in two parts –JEE Main and JEE –Advance. Additional to this seats which are created is above the actual strength.