Bodoland Super 50 Mission Launched By Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi

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Kokrajhar, Feb 15: Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi today launched the Bodoland Super 50 Mission, a flagship and ambitious project of BTC government, in the presence of Pramod Boro, Chief of Bodoland Territorial Region, Executive members and MCLAs at BTC Secretariat in Kokrajhar.

The mission aims to transform the lives of economically weaker engineering aspirants of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) by providing them with 11 months rigorous free residential coaching and mentorship for admissions to IITs, NITs, and top engineering institutes of India. Fifty candidates (10 from each district of Baksa, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Tamulpur and Udalguri) would be shortlisted through an entrance examination to participate in the programme each year.

Eligible and interested students may visit the official website of the mission at www.super50.bodoland.gov.in for regular updates.

Extending a warm welcome and thanks to Governor, BTR chief executive member Pramod Boro said, “I thank the Governor for kindly visiting the BTR and for launching the Bodoland Super 50 Mission. The Hon’ble Governor has time and again bestowed his goodwill, advise and support on us.”

Presenting on the Bodoland Super 50 Mission, JDH Basumatary (CIT Kokrajhar), Dr. Pinosh Hajoary (IIT Kanpur) and Dr. Pranav Singh (CIT Kokrajhar) said that basic science education scenario was lagging far behind in BTR. They mentioned that out of the 25755 students who had cleared their Higher Secondary board examinations in 2020-21, only 2389 (9.27%) were students of basic sciences. Further, reaching the gates of IITs, NITs and premier engineering institutions of the country was a far cry for majority of the students from BTR as they faced multi-dimensional social and economic hurdles. Therefore, there was a need for strengthening basic science education. Their presentation mentioned, “The Bodoland Super 50 Mission is a visionary idea of Pramod Boro to give hope and a level-playing field for the engineer aspirants of BTR, they said.