Economically challenged students of TAPAS excel in CET 2017

Bangalore, June 01, 2017: Once again the students of TAPAS bring outstanding results in Karnataka Common Entrance Test: K - CET 2017, the results of which were announced recently.

SHASHWATH BHANDARY (RANK 37), BASAVARAJ H D (RANK 67), AANJINAPPA (RANK 119) & BALAJI G R(RANK 256) are among the toppers. 

‘TAPAS’, a free residential program initiated in 2012 by Rashtrotthana Parishat and BASE is a pioneering initiative in the field of education. It aims to train deserving students from economically challenged sections of the society such as children of daily wage earners, cobbler, auto driver, house maid etc. 

Tapas selects around 30 – 40 bright students each year from economically weaker sections across Karnataka and offers them free PU education & IIT JEE training, free food & hostel accommodation. A selection test is conducted at all district headquarters and additional towns in Karnataka. Based on the performance and subsequent assessment, final selection of students is conducted. Many of these students are from Kannada medium till their class X. The selected students are admitted to the Pre University course at Rashtrotthana PU College in the city. Experienced teachers from Rashtrotthana PU College train them for the board exam and the IIT training is provided by BASE faculty. 

“Reaching the unreached and bringing them to main stream is key objective of TAPAS. At TAPAS, we focus on building character along with sharpening their skills for entering IITs. The students has again successfully stood up to the expectations with a remarkable achievement in JEE – Mains this year. This outstanding achievement of the young ‘Tapas’ achievers have paved a strong path for many other bright students from economically challenged sections of the society to dream of higher accomplishments.” saidN Dinesh Hegde, General Secretary, Rashtrotthana Parishat. 

“As a leader in student training in Karnataka from 25 years, BASE prepares students to take on highly competitive exams. We are glad to take up this initiative and help economically weaker sections build their career. This is a unique initiative by Rashtrotthana and BASE to provide free training to the deserving students who have excelled well in their studies. We hope that these students will keep weaving such success stories and we will continue to make a difference with the dedicated efforts of our faculty.” saidProf. Y K Jayaramappa, CEO, BASE. 

TOPPERS DETAILS 

SHASHWATHBHANDARY - (RANK 37) 

A student ofTAPAS from Dakshina Kannada - quiet and unassuming but highly motivated toexcel in studies. He has secured 37th rank in CET and got 185in JEE Main and scored 582 /600(97%) in 2nd PU Board exam, withcentum in Chemistry, Maths and Language. 

His fatheris a farmer and mother a housewife. He had some information on IIT in Navodayabut in the last 2 yrs at TAPAS, he was exposed to a lot more information onavailability of professional courses. He is thankful to his parents and all theteachers at BASE and support provided at Rashtrotthana which made him reach thepresent level in academics. He appreciates the wonderful environment given atRashtrotthana which has helped him grow in a holistic manner in the past 2years. He would love to graduate from IIT but has not given much thought abouthis future endeavours yet.  

BASAVARAJH D (RANK 67) 

Student ofTAPAS, he has got a rank of 67 in CET. He is from a village called Dammur inBagalkot district. His father is a daily wage worker - waters plants in anursery & mother is a housewife. He has 2 younger sisters. 

Basavarajhas been a bright student and scored 10 CGPA in 10th CBSE boardin Navodaya School. A silent worker with complete dedication has worked veryhard to excel in academics in the last 2 years. He has got 67th rankin CET and scored 586/600 in PU with centum in Physics and Electronics. In JEEMain, he had scored 191/360. 

He isthankful to Rashtrotthana and BASE for the full support provided to him toachieve this academic excellence. He has taken the JEE-Advanced exam and ishoping to complete his B. Tech from IIT. His ultimate aim after finding asuitable job is to serve society. 

AANJINAPPA (RANK119) 

A student ofTAPAS for the last 2 years, quiet and unassuming, but very determined to reachacademic excellence against all odds. Coming from a humble family background -mother being the only earning member as a coolie with a meagre salary, she waskeen to give him good education. 

Today she isproud to see her son get 119th rank in CET. She is happy that he had thisopportunity to be in the right environment provided by Rashtrotthana and BASEwhich helped him bring out his best in academics. She feels indebted to themfor the service rendered to help him achieve this success. She feels thatAanjinaapa should after settling in a job be a in a position to help 3 morestudents like him to reach a good level in academics. 

In CET hehas got full marks in the Maths paper. In PU Board exam has scored 100 inPhysics, Chemistry and Electronics and a total of 95.3 %. In JEE Main scored240/360 and has a category rank of 32. His dedicated effort in the last 2 hasyielded wonderful results. 

BALAJIG R (RANK 256) 

He isanother student of TAPAS who with his complete dedication and hard work got588/600(98%) in 2ndPU Board exam with centum in Physics and 99 inMaths, Electronic and Kannada. Has scored 191 in JEE Main and got 256 rank inCET. 

His fatheris a van driver and mother a housewife and has a younger sister. His parentsfully supported in educating him till 10th. The training acquired atRashtrotthana and BASE in the last 2 years has impacted his life tremendously.He has learnt so much more at the IIT level and BASE teachers have beenremarkable in providing the right guidance. Rashtrotthana environment andsupport also has changed his overall personality and built his confidence. 

His aim isto pass out of IIT with an M tech degree and be a professor in one of theIIT’s.


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