50 students, who have been benefitted specialised academic coaching under GAIL’s CSR project qualified in the IIT entrance examination this year. The initiative supported wholly by GAIL (India) Ltd. and managed by Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL) has created a history with 50 out of 100 students making it to IIT this year.
Every year, 100 students are picked up from Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh for grooming to be part of India’s best minds. In what is considered to be one of the toughest entrance examinations in the world, 95 out of 100 students qualified in IIT Mains this year and 50 out of these 95 cleared the IIT Advance round. In this batch of 50 IIT JEE achievers, 15 are General, 14 are OBCs, 18 are SCs and 03 are STs Candidates. Last year the successful IIT JEE achievers were 39 students from the batch of 100 students.
Known as GAIL Utkarsh Super 100, this is a residential program that spans over 11 months and aims at coaching the meritorious students from underprivileged sections of the society. The selected students are provided with free food, accommodation and coaching under the academic guidance of Shri Abhayanand, IPS to help them crack one of the toughest entrance examinations i.e. IIT/JEE.. GAIL (India) Ltd. also provides scholarship to all the students who have secured seats in the engineering colleges through the “GAIL Charitable & Educational Trust”. GAIL also helps the selected students for IIT/JEE with a scholarship of Rs.60,000/- annually per student to help them meet their academics fees etc. Students clearing other Competitive engineering examinations receive Rs. 48,000/ annually per student.
This project has completed five successful batches at Kanpur. Apart from Shri Abhayanand, students are also given academic guidance by the full-time faculties from IIT background, with rich experience of mentoring the students for cracking IIT/JEE examinations. The rigorous training helps students to train under the best guidance & mentoring which enables them to perform better.
GAIL, India’s youngest ‘Maharatna’ company, is a brand associated with energy, youthfulness and growth. Deeply committed to its philosophy of “Care, Share and Grow” and in-sync with their brand promise “Tomorrow is Yours” GAIL (India) Ltd. is proactively participating in various CSR initiatives aimed at youth.