Hyderabad: Writing a new chapter in the history of the State’s social and tribal welfare initiatives, students of the Telangana Social and Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions societies have for the first time made it to MSc courses offered by Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs).
Apart from cracking the Joint Admission Test for MSc (JAM) 2020 programmes conducted by IIT-Kanpur, eight social welfare and six tribal welfare students have secured admissions in various other courses as well in these premium institutions.
According to the details provided by the societies, in the first round of admission counselling that was released recently, three students, Sai Shivani of Telangana Social Welfare Residential Degree College for Women (TSWRDCW), Mancherial, K Rani of TSWRDCW-Mahendra Hills, and K Uma of TSWRDCW-Warangal East, got seats in MSc Chemistry in IIIT-Manipur, IIT-Patna and IIT-Bhilai, respectively.
From the tribal welfare society, K Girija Kumari of the Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Degree College for Women (TTWRDCW), Suryapet, has been selected for MSc Chemistry in IIT-Tirupati.
The students who got admissions in NITs from social and tribal welfare societies include Nagalakshmi of TSWRDCW-Vikarabad (Analytical Chemistry in NIT-Warangal), Rani of TSWRDCW-Mahendra Hills (Chemistry in NIT-Warangal), Yamini Supriya of TSWRDCW-Mahendra Hills (Life Sciences in NIT-Rourkela), Ashwini of TSWRDCW-Budvel (Engineering Physics in NIT-Warangal) and Sri Latha of TSWRDCW-Budvel (Computer Science in NIT-Tiruchirappalli).
M Vamshi Krishna of TTWRDCM-Karimnagar and K Anil Kumar of TTWRDCM-Nagarkurnool were selected for MSc Chemistry programme in NIT-Surathkal. Three students, L Kavitha of TTWRDCW-Suryapet, M Arun Kumar of TTWRDCM-Kamareddy and G Eswari of TTWRDCW-Kothagudem, are in the waiting list.
According to officials, students from the social and tribal welfare residential degree colleges were given special coaching for the IIT JAM 2020.
“Both the societies have established higher education cells, which are helping students in preparing for various entrance examinations. The cells are also providing career counselling to degree students. This is the first time that our degree students have secured seats in various MSc programmes in IITs and NITs,” officials said.
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