The Jharkhand government has announced that around 10,590 students have been selected for admission to the 80 government-run Schools of Excellence (SoEs) out of over 41,000 applicants. This initiative, inaugurated by Chief Minister Hemant Soren, aims to provide quality English-medium education on par with private schools. According to a statement from the Chief Minister's Secretariat, out of the available 11,936 seats, 10,590 students have secured admissions to classes one, six, and nine in the Schools of Excellence. The government received a staggering number of applications, with over 41,000 students vying for approximately 12,000 seats in the 80 Schools of Excellence.This response exceeded expectations, surpassing the total number of seats by 345 percent. The establishment of these 80 institutes is part of the Jharkhand government's comprehensive plan to provide quality education to 15 lakh children studying in government schools. Additionally, the government plans to set up 325 block-level schools and 4,091 gram panchayat-level model schools in the second phase of this educational reform.