The Government of Tripura has announced the launch of a new education scheme under the alias of Super 30. The new education scheme is set to launch in the next academic year 2020-21, where the government has planned to fund the coaching fees of school students from the stream of science, aspiring to crack engineering and medical entrance exams.
The Tripura Government aims to provide the students from Tripura a level-playing field so that they stand a similar chance at cracking the entrance exam like other aspirants. Under the scheme, the students will be trained to clear examinations in engineering and medical such as JEE Mains, JEE Advanced and NEET.
The Education Minister, Ratan Lal Nath, in a press conference that had been organized on Wednesday, 4th December 2019, stated that the government is dedicated to enhancing the quality of education. He added that the scheme has been designed to help the top 30 students in the stream of science to avail the coaching facilities in Kota. The students will be able to choose the coaching centre of their choice for JEE and NEET preparation from the next academic session onwards.
The Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) stated that a total of 3690 students had appeared for the board examinations in the stream of science. Sources state that many students apply for coaching centres to crack entrance exams, however, most of the students are unable to join coaching centres due to lack of necessary funds to join the top coaching centres in India.
As per the statements, the Super 30 scheme will involve financial support to the students of ₹2.4 lakhs each for coaching fees per year on an average. Further, the project is aimed at being commenced on a pilot basis with ₹72 lakhs as financial involvement of the government for the first year. The second year of the scheme will witness a financial involvement of ₹1.44 crores.
Even though the inspiration for the “Super 30” scheme seems to come from Anand Kumar’s Super 30 Programme, however, official statements have not declared any such partnership with the programme.
Reports from TBSE state that there had been a total of 27,155 students who appeared for the board examinations. Out of these, 13,906 male students and 13,249 students took part in the board exams in the schools across Tripura.