Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, has announced that the state government will now reward class 12 students with financial rewards in their undergraduate degree if they score more than 75%.
According to the state chief minister’s announcement, the state government would now cover the engineering and/or medical college fees of students who get more than 75% in their class 12 exams.
“I already give laptops to students who scored more than 75% in their 12th standard exams. Now, I will also bear the fees of medical college, engineering college, IIT and law college,” he was quoted by ANI.
This scholarship/financial reward announcement comes just a few days after the National Testing Agency (NTA) reinstated the class 12 performance criterion of 75% for qualifying for JEE Main 2023.
Admissions to BE / BTech / BArch / BPlanning courses at NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs “will be based on All India Rank subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the Class 12 examination conducted by the respective Boards,” according to an NTA brochure.
According to ANI, the CM also said that the state government has planned to build playgrounds in 110 villages. His government has also created 10 lakh new government jobs, which he says are being filled.