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UDAAN: Mentoring Scheme for Girl, engineering aspirants

Central Board of Secondary Education has invited applications from girl students from Kendriya Vidyalayas/Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas/Government schools of any recognized Board in India/ CBSE affiliated Private Schools, for participation in ‘UDAAN’, a programme for the mentoring of girl students for admission to Premier Engineering Colleges.

Udaan is a project launched by CBSE under the guidance of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, to address the low enrolment of girl students in prestigious engineering institutions and the teaching gap between school education & engineering entrance examination.

The Programme aims to provide a platform that empowers girl students, facilitate their aspiration of joining the prestigious engineering institutions and take important role in development/ reduce gap/progress of the country in future.

Under the program, students are provided free offline / online resources through virtual weekend contact classes and study material while studying in Class XI and Class XII for preparing for admission test to various premier engineering colleges in the country.

The salient features of the program include:

  • Free of cost support for girl students of Classes XI and XII
  • Provision of preparatory material through an online portal
  • Availability of tutorials, videos lectures and study material.
  • Organization of Virtual contact classes at 60 designated city centres.
  • Assessments designed to provide useful feedback on learning.
  • Remedial steps to correct learning.
  • Peer learning and mentoring opportunities.
  • Motivation sessions with students/parents.
  • Student helpline services to clarify doubts, monitor student learning and support technology.
  • Intensive face to face program for ‘focused group students’ to further enrich their preparedness for JEE (Mains) & JEE (Advanced).

Applicant should be an Indian girl citizen residing in India, enrolled in Class XI of KVs/ NVs/Government schools of any recognized Board in India/ CBSE affiliated Private Schools, in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics stream, having scored a minimum of 70% marks in aggregate in Class X and 80% marks in Science and Mathematics (a minimum CGPA of 8 and a GPA of 9 in Science and Mathematics for Boards which follow CGPA). The annual family income should be less than Rs. 6 lakhs.

Consent of parent is needed for admission to the program. A declaration by the parent that they accept the terms and conditions of the program and are willing to support the student in this effort will be required along with the registration form.

Selection will be based on merit and will be considered against the city chosen by the candidate for the weekly virtual contact classes. Reservation as per JEE (Advanced) [OBC (NCL)-27 %, SC-15 %, ST-7.5%, PWD-3 % of seats in every category] will be available.

Selected students will have access to an online portal which will be organized on the basis of classes XI and XII with three subject streams – Physics Chemistry and Mathematics. This portal will have content in the form of videos, tutorials and text. Concepts will be organized based on the learning learning taking place in the classroom as per the syllabus of classes XI and XII. Progress of the enrolled students will be monitored and tracked on on their learning pace.  Periodic contact classes will enable update on the progress made by the student. Assessments are built into the learning process and will allow monitoring of student’s learning. Students will have interactive group where they will be able to interact with their peers and teachers. A helpline will be available to the students to clarify their doubts and concerns at any point.

Students will be eligible for financial assistance in the form of admission and tuition fee subject to fulfillment of the conditions.

  • Student has minimum 75% attendance in Udaan weekly assessments for the classes XI and XII each
  • Student gets admission in IIT/NIT/ centrally funded engineering Institutes
  • Student is not taking scholarship and/or financial assistance from any other source (A certificate needs to be submitted w.r.t. non-availing any other scholarship/grant/financial assistance from any other organization or institute duly verified by the head of the institution where she will be taking admission to pursue technical education)
  • Student ensures satisfactory performance/ promotion in each term.


Application can be submitted at:

Applicant should fill the application form online which includes uploading of photograph and press submit link. A printout of the filled Application form is to be taken and the undertaking in it is to be signed by the parent. The Verification certificate has to be signed by the school Principal. Applicant has to complete the confirmation certificate. The printed application form has to be duly verified by the school Principal along with following documents

  • Undertaking that applicant is a regular student of the mentioned school
  • Annual income certificate
  • Reservation certificate (if applicable)
  • Class X mark sheet/grade sheet fulfilling the eligibility criteria.
  • Undertaking (attached in the annexure of Udaan brochure) filled and signed by the parent/guardian of the applicant.

The verified application form along with required documents including verification certificate of the school Principal and confirmation by applicant has to be taken to the city coordinator of one the centres chosen by the applicant and submitted to him/her.

Applicant should collect filled acknowledgement receipt of the application for future reference. For details, visit: visit:

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