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Chhattisgarh CM announces provision for free education for students from economically weaker sections

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced the provision of free education to the economically weaker section (EWS) and other backward classes for their competitive exam preparation.

About 400 students of scheduled castes, other backward classes, and EWS receive free education from renowned coaching institutes for CA, CLAT, Engineering, Medicals, and others.

“Now the EWS students of Chhattisgarh will soon avail of free coaching for All India Engineering and Medical entrance exams as well as other competitive exams like CA and CS, CLAT, NDA,” Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Wednesday.

To secure the future of the economically weaker section, Baghel said, “This initiative is started because of the aspirations and financial difficulties of the family of the students who want to pursue different kinds of career opportunities.”

The Engagement Department is led by CM to arrange coaching for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, and EWS students.

There is already provision of free coaching for all Indian technical and medical entrance exams etc for students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as well as for other backward classes in the state. But after this new initiative, students of the EWS category will also have the opportunity to coach for free.

The officials of the Tribal and Scheduled Castes Department said, “In the current fiscal year 2022-23, approximately 400 students from Scheduled Castes, other backward classes and EWS will receive free coaching facilities for various competitive exams.”

“Students will be coached for admission in courses including PMT, PET, NSTE, JEE main and advance, AIIMS, NEET, CA and CS&CLAT, NDA. Coaching for these exams will be provided to the students through renowned coaching institutes in Raipur, Bilaspur , Durg and Bhilai,” officials said.

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