Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that many students of Delhi’s government schools have passed in NEET and JEE, despite having weak economic background and said that talent has no relation with money. He said that successful students will not have money problem in getting higher education, because the Delhi government has made a provision of ten lakh rupees as scholarship and loan for them. The Chief Minister said that in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for enrollment in medical colleges, 569 students of Delhi’s government schools have succeeded, while 443 students have passed the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). Out of these 53 students are directly eligible to enroll in IITs.
He said that out of the 569 successful students in NEET, 379 (67 per cent) are female students. 48 students of government schools of Delhi have scored more than 520 out of 720 marks in NEET and Tamanna Goyal has secured 11th rank. Kejriwal said that Goyal’s father is unemployed and his mother works as a domestic help in nearby houses. He said that Kush Garg’s father, who got 680 marks, is a small shopkeeper. The Chief Minister said that five students of RPVV Paschim Vihar have passed for IIT in JEE.
Ayush Bansal’s father, who has secured 189th rank in JEE, works at a bookstore. Kejriwal said that Nikhil has secured 678th rank in JEE and has been offered to study aerospace engineering at IIT-Bombay. His father repairs the bicycle. He said that Garvit Batra has secured 1228th rank and his father is an Mistry making air conditioner. The Chief Minister said that he believes that with good education, poverty can be eliminated in one generation in the country.