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Telangana tribal students beat all odds to clear NEET UG 2019

These students were provided free NEET coaching beneath the government’s Operation Blue Crystal and Operation Emerald programmes

As many as 150 students from Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Earlier and Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions (TSWREIs) have cleared the NEET examination this 12 months.

“All these students come from economically weaker sections, maximum of them hailing from households of day by day wage labourers, roadside tea sellers, farmers, vegetable distributors, fruit sellers, construction employees and masons,” says RS Praveen Kumar, secretary, Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society. Of the 150 students who're likely to get into MBBS and BDS classes this 12 months, 100 are from social welfare and 50 from tribal welfare residential institutions. These students were provided free coaching beneath the government’s Operation Blue Crystal and Operation Emerald programmes aimed toward giving equivalent coaching alternatives to meritorious SC and ST students.

“My oldsters had been struggling day in and day trip to make each ends meet. They aren't in a position to ship me to a private NEET coaching institute owing to financial hardships. A poor student like me wouldn’t have dreamt of cracking NEET, if now not without cost extensive long-term coaching being provided via the government,” said Kovvuri Rasagna from social welfare residential faculty Gowlidoddi, who secured all India 509 rank in SC category.

Another a success student Ramavath Sneha Latha from tribal welfare IIT Study Centre, Rajendra Nagar, who secured all India 802 rank in ST category said “I might have dropped out from faculty and would have ended up being a child bride, if now not for the free coaching. My intention is to transform a heart specialist and serve the poor other people in rural spaces.”

Since the inception of the programmes, masses of students like Kovvuri and Ramavath have availed the advantages. Operation Blue Crystal was introduced in 2015 on the traces of Bihar’s Super 30 to assist meritorious students from the Scheduled Caste neighborhood who may just now not find the money for coaching in company institutions while Operation Emerald was introduced for tribal students in 2017. In 2016, 26 students beneath the Blue Crystal programme secured MBBS and BDS seats followed via 37 students in 2017 and 40 in 2018. “We have 130 and 80 seats beneath Blue Crystal and Emerald, respectively. Students who're in school XII or have cleared intermediate are enrolled to the residential coaching programme through merit based totally cut-off,” informs Kumar. These students are provided all sources free-of-cost.

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