‘Udaan’ launched to help students crack entrance tests

A competitive exam series project, it aims at giving wings to aspirations of medical & non-medical students

‘Udaan’ launched to help students crack entrance tests

Our Correspondent

Jalandhar, October 30

The Punjab Education Department, lending yet another new dimension to its Sikhiya Sudhar Muhim, has launched ‘Udaan’ (a competitive exam series project). The project aims at giving wings to the hopes and aspirations of the medical and non-medical students, especially belonging to the underprivileged section of society, who are aspiring to get admission in medical and engineering courses in premier institutions.

Under ‘Udaan’, the students of 11th and 12th classes (science stream) would be provided sheets comprising multiple choice questions (MCQs) in the subjects of physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology on a daily basis. These sheets would be uploaded on “Punjab Educare App” and at the education department’s Facebook page. Besides, these sheets would also be sent to the students through WhatsApp groups.

Apart from providing the MCQs and motivating the students to attempt the questions daily, the doubt clearing sessions would also be organised by the school lecturers. —Jaswinder Kaur, Assistant Director

Divulging details, Jaswinder Kaur, Assistant Director, said the competitive exam series would prove a boon for the science students, especially those who cannot afford coaching from private institutions. “Therefore, to help them prepare for various entrance examinations to seek admission in medical, engineering, nursing, paramedical courses, architecture courses free of cost, this project has been launched”, she said.

A team of resource persons, comprising Principals, who have been deputed as district mentors along with lecturers serving at government schools and meritorious schools, have been assigned the duty to prepare the question banks, she added.

“Apart from providing the MCQs and motivating the students to attempt the questions daily, the doubt clearing sessions would also be organised by the school lecturers” said the Assistant Director, adding that these sessions would be organised both online and offline as per the convenience while adhering to the guidelines issued by the health department. Besides, the periodical tests to take stock of the progress of learning outcomes of the students would also be organised, she said.

Moreover, the District Education Officers, Principals, district mentors and school lecturers have been asked to sensitise the students of science stream to avail the maximum benefit of the facility. “The teachers, students and parents are also being informed about it by making optimum utilisation of the wide network of the social media groups of the department. Eye catching posters and other details are being shared in the WhatsApp groups for the purpose”, said officials of the department.

The ‘Buddy Groups’ formed in the schools would also prove helpful to make the students aware about the new initiative of the department as well as ensuring its successful implementation.

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