11 out of 26 TAPAS students gain qualification into IITs



Bangalore, June 15, 2016 : 11 of the 26 students from TAPAS program have qualified in the JEE Advanced 2016, now standing a chance to secure a seat at the coveted IITs across the country.

The achievers from TAPAS program are Praveen Gouda N Patil, Harshith R, Rahul V Poojari, Pavan V Boragunde, Omkar A Diwan, Narayana M Hedge, Prasanna V Hebbar, Yashavantha C, Baba D, Abhijit H Kulkarni and Abhishek. Out of the 34 students, 26 had qualified in JEE Mains to appear at JEE Advanced.

‘TAPAS’, a free residential program initiated in 2012 by Rashtrotthana Parishat and BASE is a pioneering initiative in the field of education. It aims to train deserving students from economically challenged sections of the society such as children of daily wage earners, cobbler, auto driver, house maid etc for national level competitive examinations. Tapas selects around 30 – 40 bright students each and offers them free PU education & IIT JEE training, free food & hostel accommodation. Many of these students are from Kannada medium till their class X. Experienced teachers from Rashtrotthana PU College train them for the board exam and the IIT training is provided by BASE faculty.

“We are elated at our student’s achievements who have paved a strong path for other deserving students from economically challenged sections of the society to dream of higher accomplishments. We commend their dedication and hardwork and wish them the best in all their future endeavors”, said Mr. N Dinesh Hegde, General Secretary, Rashtrotthana Parishat.

“We are delighted and proud of our students who are a testament that nothing can deter desiring and talented students from reaching great heights. 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. We applaud their commitment and persistence and hope they get through in the institutions of their choice”, said Dr H S Nagaraja, Founder Director of BASE.

“I am grateful to Rashtrotthana and BASE for all the encouragement and support. The faculty at BASE guided us throughout the two years and encouraged us to contribute to the society. At TAPAS, we stayed like family. Ms. Rukmini from Rashtrotthana Parishat used to constantly keep a tab on our health and academic performance. She has been a great motivator”, said Praveen Gouda N Patil, one of the TAPAS student.

“We are native of Kanakagiri village in Koppal which is a remote place. We shall forever be indebted to Rashtrotthana Parishat and BASE for selecting Praveen for their TAPAS program. Mr. Dinesh Hegde has always been a great inspiration to Praveen. We are grateful to all the support and help through our difficult times”, said Neekantha Gouda Patil, Praveen’s father.


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