Their ‘Tapas’ helped them crack IITs

Most of them come from economically poor section of the society

Bengaluru: As many as 11 students from Tapas programme – conducted by Rashtrotthana Parishat and BASE – have qualified in the JEE Advanced 2016 and now stand a chance to enter the coveted IITs across the country.

The top achievers are Praveen Gouda N Patil, Harshith R, Rahul V Poojari, Pavan V Boragunde, Omkar A Diwan, Narayana M Hedge, Prasanna V Hebbar, Yashavantha C, Baba D, Abhijit H Kulkarni and Abhishek. Of the 34 students, 26 had qualified in JEE Mains to appear at JEE Advanced. 


Tapas is a free residential programme initiated in 2012 to train deserving students from economically challenged sections of the society for national-level competitive examinations. Under the initiatve, Tapas selects around 30 – 40 bright students each and offers them free PU education and IIT JEE training, free food and hostel accommodation. Many of these students are from Kannada medium till their class X. Experienced teachers from Rashtrotthana PU College train them for the board exam and the IIT training is provided by BASE faculty.

“We are elated at our student’s achievements who have paved a strong path for other deserving students from economically poor sections of the society to dream of higher accomplishments”, said N Dinesh Hegde, General Secretary, Rashtrotthana Parishat.



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