JEE Advanced 2017 : Economically challenged students of TAPAS excel in JEE Advanced 2017

 19 out of 36 TAPAS students gain qualification into IITs

Joint initiative of BASE & Rashtrotthana Parishat
TAPAS: First of its kind educational initiative in Karnataka
Free PU Education & IIT- JEE Training
A unique opportunity for deserving X Std students

Bangalore, June 11, 2017:  Once again the students of TAPAS bring outstanding results in JEE Advanced 2017, the results of which were announced today. ‘TAPAS’, a free residential program initiated in 2012 by Rashtrotthana Parishat and BASE is a pioneering initiative in the field of education. It aims to train deserving students from economically challenged sections of the society such as children of daily wage earners, cobbler, auto driver, house maid etc.

19 of the 36 students from TAPAS program have qualified in the JEE Advanced 2017, now standing a chance to secure a seat at the coveted IITs across the country.  Aanjinappa M AIR 91 (category rank), Premkumar S Naik AIR 213 (category rank) & Shridhar AIR 4428 (general category rank) are among the toppers. Out of the 36 students, 31 had qualified in JEE Mains to appear at JEE Advanced.

TAPAS selects around 30 – 40 bright students each year from economically weaker sections across Karnataka and offers them free PU education & IIT JEE training, free food & hostel accommodation. A selection test is conducted at all district headquarters and additional towns in Karnataka. Based on the performance and subsequent assessment, final selection of students is conducted. Many of these students are from Kannada medium till their class X. The selected students are admitted to the Pre University course at Rashtrotthana PU College in the city. Experienced teachers from Rashtrotthana PU College train them for the board exam and the IIT training is provided by BASE faculty.



JEE Advanced 2017 : Economically challenged students of TAPAS excel in JEE Advanced 2017

Aanjinappa hails from a small village named Chekkanahalli, close to electronic city, Bangalore. Coming from a humble family background - mother being the only earning member as a daily wage labourer with a meagre salary, she was keen to give him good education. Today she is proud of his result. She is happy that he had this opportunity to be in the right environment provided by Rashtrotthana and BASE which helped him bring out his best in academics. She feels indebted to them for the service rendered to help him achieve this success. She feels that Aanjinaapa should after settling in a job be a in a position to help 3 more students like him to reach a good level in academics.

A student of TAPAS for the last 2 years, quiet and unassuming, but very determined to reach academic excellence against all odds. He wants to pursue Mechanical Engineering at IIT Chennai. He likes Reading and Playing Football.

In CET he has got full marks in the Maths paper. In PU Board exam has scored 100 in Physics, Chemistry and Electronics and a total of 95.3 %. In JEE Main scored 240/360 and has a category rank of 32. His dedicated effort in the last 2 has yielded wonderful results.


JEE Advanced 2017 : Economically challenged students of TAPAS excel in JEE Advanced 2017

He is thankful to Rashtrotthana and BASE for the full support provided to him to achieve this academic excellence. Prem Kumar hails from a village in Bagalkot. He did his schooling at JNV, Bagalkote. His parents are daily wage labourers. He wants to pursue engineering at IIT Mumbai. He likes to play football during his free time.

SHRIDHAR (AIR 4428 - General Category Rank)

JEE Advanced 2017 : Economically challenged students of TAPAS excel in JEE Advanced 2017

Sridhar is from Bangalore. His father is not alive and his taken care by his mother who takes tuitions for school going children. He likes to play online games during free time. He wants to pursue Computer science at IIT Mumbai. The training acquired at Rashtrotthana and BASE in the last 2 years has impacted his life tremendously. He has learnt so much more at the IIT level and BASE teachers have been remarkable in providing the right guidance.

“We are elated at our student’s achievements who have paved a strong path for other deserving students from economically challenged sections of the society to dream of higher accomplishments. We commend their dedication and hardwork and wish them the best in all their future endeavors”, said Mr. N Dinesh Hegde, General Secretary, Rashtrotthana Parishat.

“As a leader in student training in Karnataka from 25 years, BASE prepares students to take on highly competitive exams. We are glad to take up this initiative and help economically weaker sections build their career. This is a unique initiative by Rashtrotthana and BASE to provide free training to the deserving students who have excelled well in their studies. We hope that these students will keep weaving such success stories and we will continue to make a difference with the dedicated efforts of our faculty.” said Prof. Y K Jayaramappa, CEO, BASE.


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