â€˜TAPASâ€™, 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 for national level competitive examinations. This course is provided with free PU education and IIT entrance training.
26 of the 33 students from TAPAS program have qualified for JEE (Advanced) 2016, the results of which were announced yesterday. It has successfully stood up to the expectations with a remarkable achievement in JEE â€“ Mains this year.
Rahul V Poojari (189), Baba D (187), Bharath HP (181) & Sujith D Dixith (181) are the toppers from TAPAS program.
Tapas selects around 30 â€“ 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.
â€œReaching the unreached and bringing them to main stream is key objective of TAPAS. At TAPAS, we focus on building character along with sharpening their skills for entering IITs. This outstanding achievement of the young â€˜Tapasâ€™ achievers have paved a strong path for many other bright students from economically challenged sections of the society to dream of higher accomplishments. There are lots of students in the weaker sections of the society from rural areas who really deserve in their field of studies and are waiting for the right platform to create aspirations and achieve them.â€ said N Dinesh Hegde, General Secretary, Rashtrotthana Parishat.
â€œAs a leader in student training in Karnataka, BASE prepares students to take on highly competitive exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, CET, NTSE, and various Medical entrance exams conducted by top medical institutions in the country. 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 are delighted and proud to be a part of this exceptional program. 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. We are glad to take up this initiative and help economically weaker sections build their careerâ€, said Dr H S Nagaraja, Founder Director of BASE.