More than 300 BPL Students enroll in Coaching centres in Jammu under quota

Coaching institutes and their benefits have been the topic of debate since ages now, while some may credit tuition centres of their success but many disagree and alledge mushrooming of such institutes, a pressure on students and their parents.

Coaching institutes have become a money-minting business for many. At the same time, one can't deny the staggering pressure of qualifying entrance exams on students and joining the right coaching centre. Although there are parents who can easily afford sending their child to get the best coaching available in their area yet there is a major chunk of candidates belonging to the below poverty line (BPL) category who cannot afford the same quality academic support.

Keeping in consideration the future of underprivileged students, The Director of School Education, Jammu, Rakesh Kumar Srangal told Jammu Links News that over 300 students have been sent to registered coaching institutes in past 3-4 months period so that they can also enjoy same academic support.

Govt. Orders

In 2015, Government designated Director School Education, Jammu as competent authority to regulate the functioning and performance of private tuition centres in Jammu region. The order was issued wherein private coaching institutes were told to get registered under J&K Regulation of Private Tuition Centres Rules of 2010, which states that no private tuition centre can function without taking permission from the competent authority.

Committee for Survey

Later, a committee comprising two retired judges for inspecting coaching centers was formed which showed that 123 coaching centers were running in non-conformity with J&K Regulation of Private Tuition Centres Rules of 2010. Once the survey was finished, a show cause notice was issues to 123 proprietors but only 98 of them responded.

After extensive scrutinisation, only 14 private tuition centres were found fit to apply for registration as they has fulfilled all the required criteria for running a coaching centre.

The Director School Education, Jammu told Jammu Links News that the department understands the difficulties faced by underprivileged students for coaching at the centres being run by private owners thus if a student approaches his office for help, he/she returns home with assured help and smile.

The underprivileged students enrolled in registered private tuition centres can avail free coaching and work hard towards making their future bright and secure.

It is a great initiative taken by the education department to provide supplementary academic support to underprivileged students for their larger benefit and more such projects need to be started for helping out diligent students.

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Hardeep Bali