JNUSU is arranging free coaching classes from April 1 to May 10 for students from economically backward sections. These students are appearing for the university’s entrance tests commencing on third week of May. Around 17 students including members of students’ union are involved as volunteers in this mission. The duration of these classes is for three hours on everyday including weekends.
Ravi Prakash, general secretary, JNUSU, who is pursuing a PhD in Hindi and has been a part of the initiative for several years, opines, "While teaching, we focus on the basic texts and theories so that candidates know what to study. For BA (honors) we conduct tests every week. Also, we discuss and solve the last five years' question papers.”
Over 220 students who aspire to join in Bachelor’s programs have joined in these coaching classes. In case of Master’s programs around 160 students have enrolled their names for coaching classes.
"Candidates from rural and modest backgrounds require additional help with languages and study material. We have previous years' question papers and texts, which we give out for free to help them prepare for the test," adds Prakash.