Maharashtra’s Tribal Development Department on August 20, 2019 launched Super 50 programme- an academic programme for young tribal students aspiring to be doctors and engineers. The programme was launched at the Vagad Pace School by Dr. Ashok Uike, Maharashtra’s Tribal Development Minister.
Super 50 is inspired by the Anand Kumar’s Super 30 (Patna) and is launched in association with the Pace Educational Trust, which prepares smart but underprivileged students to sit for IIT entrance exams. The Super 50 programme will mentor 50 most meritorious tribal students from the State and prepare them for engineering and medical exams.
The selected students will be trained at the Vagad Pace Global School, Virar, under a dedicated faculty, and the coaching will include Class XI and XII of CBSE syllabus and preparations for entrance tests like NEET and JEE.
It will be a two-year residential programme, where the students will be provided hostel and mess facilities, a tablet, NCERT books and career counselling.