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Aakash BYJU’S launches ‘Education for All’ towards inclusivity and empowerment of girl students



To celebrate Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative, Aakash BYJU’S, the national leader in test preparatory services, is organizing a major drive towards inclusivity and empowerment of girl students in the arena of private coaching for higher education through ‘Education for All’, a nationwide project to offer free NEET and JEE coaching and scholarships to nearly 2,000 Class VII-XII students from underprivileged families, especially girls.

The launch took place today across India simultaneously at 45 locations, including Bhubaneswar with the main event taking place in Delhi that was graced by Aakash Chaudhry, Managing Director and Abhishek Maheshwari, CEO, Aakash BYJU’S along with other company officials.

Odisha School & Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash launched the programme in Bhubaneswar today in presence of Aakash BYJU’S Regional Director (East) Ajay Bahadur Singh, RSGH (Odisha) Bikash Das and Academic Director (Odisha) Surya Bahadur Singh

As per the project, all identified students will appear for Aakash BYJU’S National Talent Hunt Exam-2022 (ANTHE 2022), the institute’s flagship scholarship exam, scheduled to be held between November 5-13, 2022 across the country both in online and offline mode. The top 2,000 students would be given free coaching to Aakash BYJU’s most sought after NEET and IIT-JEE coaching programs, based on special considerations.

For identifying the beneficiary students, Aakash will partner with select NGOs who can nominate students from economically weaker section, only girl child, and single parent (mother).

 ANTHE online will be held between 10 AM and 7 PM during all exam days, while the offline exam will be conducted on November 6 and 13, 2022 in two shifts: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 4PM to 05PM at all centres of Aakash BYJU’S across the country. Students can choose a one-hour slot convenient to them.

Commenting on the ‘Education for All’ initiative, Aakash Chaudhry, Managing Director, Aakash BYJU’S, said, “We see that the aspirations for medical and engineering education are only growing in our country. Our young minds are in awe of these two fields. However, there are millions of students who cannot afford private coaching that can hugely further their chances of cracking the entrance exams. What compounds the issue of affordability is gender disparity, where families do not come forward to spend on educating girl students beyond a certain grade. These contexts lower the morale of the students from underprivileged communities and girls in general. Through ‘Education for All’ we are doing our bit to lift the scope and expand the opportunities of coaching for professional courses for these students.”

The event was also attended by alumni of Aakash BYJU’S who became a part of the institute through ANTHE. The alumni were felicitated for their academic achievements with trophies and bouquets. 

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