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IIT Madras Admits 87 Govt School Students In BS Programme Under ‘Anaivarukkum IITM’ Initiative

The Indian Institute of Management, Madras (IITM) has admitted 87 students from the government and business schools of Tamil Nadu to the institute’s BS program under the ‘Anaivarukkum IITM’ initiative.

According to officials, the students were selected from more than 20 districts of the state. Of the 87 students chosen for the BS degree in Data Science and Applications, 39 are female. The four-year course was first introduced in 2021 by IIT-M to make quality education available to all.

Providing career opportunities to potential talents

The Minister of School Education, Anbil Mahesh, took to Twitter and said, “87 government students have been awarded admission to BS in Data Science and Application course to study in IIT Chennai.”

Mahesh added that the initiative had been launched under the leadership of Chief Minister MK Stalin. The joint effort of the state government and IITM is to showcase potential talents and provide career opportunities to live a meaningful life.

Know about the ‘Anaivarukkum IITM’ initiative

The students are admitted under the initiative ‘Anaivarukkum IITM’ of IIT-M. Under this initiative, more than 190 students from more than 50 government and business schools in Chennai were selected and supported.

A panel of subject matter experts conducted 14 weeks of personal training sessions for those students of the Institute, based on which 68 students were shortlisted to write the pan-Indian qualification exam for admission into the BS course.

With the aim of making education available and affordable to all, the institute also provides scholarships up to 75 percent of the BS degree to these students based on their household income.

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In addition, the students who have qualified for the Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing Development Corporation (TAHDCO) entrance examination will receive full financial support from the Government of Tamil Nadu, The Indian Express reported.

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