● Unacademy signs MoU with Department of Collegiate & Technical Education (DCTE), Government of Karnataka
● Unacademy to conduct 6 aptitude tests over 3 years in collaboration with DCTE to identify and award most meritorious students from Karnataka
● A total of 4,500 top-ranking students from these aptitude tests to receive free scholarship (Unacademy subscription) to study for a competitive exam
● Scholarship tests to be conducted on the Unacademy platform over the course of the next three years
Bengaluru, NFAPost: Unacademy, India’s largest learning platform, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Karnataka Department of Collegiate & Technical Education (DCTE) to conduct a series of aptitude and scholarship tests in the state.
As per the MoU, DCTE and Unacademy will conduct the aptitude tests for eligible college students, to identify the most meritorious and purposeful students who would then receive scholarships to study for a competitive exam on Unacademy.
Over the course of the next three years, Unacademy will conduct aptitude tests twice a year and award scholarships to 1,500 students every year on the basis of the ranks secured in the test. A total of 4,500 aspirants will receive the benefits of this scholarship program, which is a one-year Unacademy Plus subscription for a competitive exam.
Aspirants can win Unacademy scholarships for courses like Karnataka Administrative Services, Karnataka PSI, UPSC, Bank Exams, SSC Exams, Railway Exams, RBI and NABARD, and Defence Exams like CDS/AFCAT/CAPF.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education, IT & BT C N Ashwathn Narayana said this pact is expected to better prepare students to benefit from the opportunities of around 3 lakh jobs every year for which several government departments are issuing notifications.
“The aspiration behind this program is to hone the intellect, ability, and talent of Kannadiga students through expert training so that their potential is identified at the National/State level in the Administrative Services of the Central and State Governments and Services like Banking, Group, etc,” said the Deputy Chief Minister.
Students pursuing their pre-final or final year of undergraduate, and postgraduate degree courses in government colleges, engineering colleges and polytechnic colleges are eligible for the aptitude tests.
Unacademy Group Co-Founder and CEO Gaurav Munjal said as India’s largest learning platform, Unacademy is committed to the vision of democratising access to quality education.
“This is an important partnership with DCTE, Govt. of Karnataka since it helps us reach a large section of deserving students from the state who aspire to study for and crack competitive exams. We are delighted to partner with the DCTE in this noble initiative, and look forward to working closely with them,” said Gaurav Munjal.
MoU was signed by DCTE Commissioner P Pradeep and Unacademy Chief Operating Officer Vivek Sinha. Speaking at the function Unacademy Chief Operating Officer Vivek Sinha said the company is happy to associate with Karnataka government.
“This association will help us to reach out to remote parts of the state and make education accessible to all,” said Vivek Sinha.