New Delhi / Bengaluru, October 25— In a big announcement for talented students from poor families, the Karnataka-based Shaheen Group of Institutions has announced to provide up to 100% scholarship to NEET repeaters who come from poor families. The institution will provide full 100% scholarship to those NEET repeaters who have lost either of their parents to the Coronavirus.
NEET repeaters are those students who cleared the NEET but could not get high marks and so want to appear again in the country’s toughest medical entrance test to improve their ranking.
Dr Abdul Qadeer, Chairman of Shaheen Group of Institutions, made the announcement to give scholarships worth Rs 5 crore at a press conference in Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) on Friday.
Scholarships Will Be Available at All 42 Centres of Shaheen Across India
Talking to Inclusive India over phone, Dr Qadeer said: “Due to Coronavirus, a large number of students could not study well this year as their financial condition was bad. On economic ground, we would provide free scholarship to students particularly those from UP, Bihar and Delhi.”
“Children of those parents who have died due to Coronavirus will get 100% free scholarship. And others will get scholarship up to 100% depending on their economic condition,” he clarified.
“Our announcement is for students from across the country, including Delhi, UP, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh. We have 40 branches across the country. This facility will be available at every branch,” said Dr Qadeer.
The 100% scholarship will be available to those students (irrespective of their economic condition) who have lost one or both parents to the Coronavirus disease.
“The only criteria is that he/she must have appeared in NEET and has reasonable marks,” said Dr Qadeer.
More than 2,000 students are expected to benefit from the Shaheen scholarships.
This scholarship will also be for those who want to do graduation, he said.
Shaheen Group has achieved exponential results in NEET-2020.
“We are expecting 400+ free government medical seats from Bidar Campus only in NEET-2020,” said the institution.
Around 400 students from the Shaheen Group of Institutions have cracked the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 whose results were announced last Friday (October 17). Two of them – Karthik Reddy and Mohammad Arbaaz Ahmed have made it to the national list of top 100 successful candidates.
With 710 out of 720 marks, Karthik has got 9th All India Rank in the toughest medical college entrance examination while Arbaaz has secured 85th position with 700 marks.
Moreover, Karthik has secured first rank in the state of Karnataka and Arbaaz got 3rd rank.
Applauding the achievement of the two students, Dr Qadeer said: “Hindu-Muslim Shaheen ke Do Baazu hain aur yeh baat saabit ho gayi hai. Hamare Mulk ko bhaichargi aur Mohabbat ki zarurat hai aur educational institutions hi isko poora kar sakte hai (Hindu and Muslim are two arms of Shaheen and this has been now proved. Our country needs brotherhood and love, and education institutions alone can fulfil this need).
Shaheen institution, which began its journey with 16 students 32 years ago, has 15,000 students enrolled to its colleges and coaching centres across the country today.
Registration for Long-Term NEET Repeater Course has begun. Last date for admission is November 1. The students can call on toll free No. 1800 1216 235.