BASE in News : TAPAS program
TAPAS, a proud collaboration of Rashtrotthana Parishat and BASE, is a free spearhead initiative in the field of education. A free-for-good-cause initiative started in 2012, TAPAS aims to train deserving students from economically weaker sections of the society such as children of daily wage earners, plumbers, auto drivers, etc.
Selecting around 30 – 40 bright students each year from economically weaker sections across Karnataka, TAPAS 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. 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 the main stream is a key objective of TAPAS. At TAPAS, we focus on building character along with sharpening their skills for entering IITs. The students have 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.” said N 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.” said Prof. Y K Jayaramappa, CEO, BASE.
This year, TAPAS students have succeeded with utmost excellence. TAPAS Students have achieved remarkably good scores in PU Board 2017 results. 33 students out of 35 have scored Distinction with the highest score being 588. All students have secured first class. Not only in qualifying examinations, 31 TAPAS students qualified the JEE MAIN exam with flying colors.
AANJINAPPA M. bagged AIR-32 in JEE MAIN, making BASE proud. SHASHWATH BHANDARY, BASAVARAJ H D, & BALAJI G R are others who have made it to the top.
Print News Coverage:
- The Times of India
- Samyukta Karnataka