Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar:RISE institute, conducting talent search examinations across the Kashmir valley, kick started the examinations in Bandipora district by conducting tests at various schools in Gurez.
In the first Talent hunt, around 400-500 students of class X, XI & XII belonging to 7 different Higher secondary schools of Gurez participated. These tests were conducted at HSS Purana Tulail, HSS Badugaam, HSS Baduab, Girls HSS Dawar, HS Wanpora, HS Chorwan and HS Kilshay. These tests were conducted over a period of past one week despite the connectivity issues.
Mubeen Masudi, co-founder at RISE Institute thanked the district administration for providing support to conduct the exam in far flung areas of Gurez. “We believe that we will be able to identify talented and bright students from these schools, and post that, with the support of district administration, we will be able to provide them the necessary counselling and educational resources for them to excel and achieve success."
According to the communiqué received from the institute, RISE will be conducting tests across the Bandipora district covering approximately 5000 students. RISE has already conducted these tests in Ganderbal District and over the course of this month will be conducting similar tests at various schools across the remaining districts of Kashmir.
Masudi said the aim of conducting examination is to identify talented students who have the desire to excel in the areas of their interest. The examination will categorise the identified students into homogenous groups of: 30 students for IIT, 30 students for NIT, 30 students for Civil Services, 30 students for medicine, 30 students for Law and 30 students for CA/CWA/CS. In total, 540 students will be selected across class X, XI & XII. These students will receive appropriate counselling and mentoring through experts of these respective fields. The toppers in respective streams will also receive prize money from J&K Bank.
Imbesat Ahmad, a physicist from IIT Kharagpur and a faculty member at RISE says, "We aim to provide the selected students with a sustained mentoring module so that their talents are nurtured and they achieve their goals. The modules we plan to implement have been featured among the world's top 10 most promising projects of DELL education challenge."
Mohammad Shafi Pandit, Chairman at ASCENT Group while commenting on the initiative said "In our state we lack mechanisms to identify students with potential and desire to excel in their areas of interest, and, hence, we are not able to provide them with adequate guidance at appropriate time. As a result, even most of our bright students are unable to perform well in various competitive examinations. Through RISE talent Search examination we aim at identifying talented students and then providing them with adequate guidance in order for them to excel.