Mangaluru: Addressing the media persons during the press meet held Mangalore Press Club, Severine Rosario, Program Coordinator, Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL) and Sonia Moras, Program Coordinator, Early Learning Centre said, “Ten students undergoing JEE Advanced/JEE-Main/AIPMT training at Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL, Mangaluru), have been selected for fellowships in the prestigious KISHORE VAIGYANIK PROTSAHAN YOJANA (KVPY), 2015-2016. With these results, our students are among the best in science and math subjects in India. Kenrick Pinto has an All India Rank of 16”. Vijay Moras, Program Coordinator, The Learning Centre (TLC) was also present on the dais.
CFAL has a progressive record of Kishore Vaiyani Scholars year after year. Since 2010, 35 students have been selected as Kishore Vaigyanis. This is a path breaking result! The selected students are: Kenrick Pinto-Lourdes Central School,XII Std; Akshara Sharma-NIOS(National Institute of Open Schooling),XII Std; Vivin Peris-Lourdes Central School,XII Std; Shashank P- Lourdes Central School,XII Std; Shisheerdeep-NIOS(National Institute of Open Schooling),XII Std; Dhanush Krishna-NIOS(National Institute of Open Schooling, XII Std; Chinmaya H N-Mount Carmel Central School; XI Std; V Anargya-Canara PUC,I PUC; Shashank Katta-NIOS(National Institute of Open Schooling), XI Std; Ranjana Kasangeri B -KendiriyaVidyalaya, Panambur,XI Std.
All of these students are pursuing their advanced education at CFAL. This achievement by our students shows that our children in Mangalore have the high caliber required for excelling in National level examinations- what they need is the right information and the right tools.
The Kishore VaigyanikProtsahanYojana (KVPY) is one of the most prestigious examinations conducted in India- it is initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The objective of this exam is to identify students with talent and aptitude for research; help them realize their academic potential; encourage them to take up research careers in Basic Science, and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country. These examinations require analytical skills and logical thinking- rote learning or memorization will not yield results.
CFAL is happy and honored to have record- breaking results in the region. Our children are intelligent and hardworking- right guidance at the right time, strong conceptual foundation and a proactive teacher and peer group can help children reach amazing heights. Selected students have the opportunity to get direct admission into some of the most prestigious institutions in the country such as the Indian Institute of Science (IISc, Bangalore), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER’s) and other institutions in basic sciences. In
Selection Procedure :After scrutiny of application forms and based on the performance in the 10th standard board examination, around 10,000 students from India are called for a written test in the month of October/ November each year. Based on their performance in this written examination, students with the highest scores are called for interview. Selected students are declared as “KISHORE VAIGYANI “and they are eligible for this National Level Fellowship.
Besides receiving a scholarship of Rs.80,000/-to Rs.1,12,000/- per annum as fellowship, these students are also entitled to several other benefits- They get direct admission to institutions that specialize in Basic Sciences, they can attend study camps organized by various scientific institutions and can attend lectures and workshops of renowned scientists. Besides this, an I.D. card is provided to them which gives them access to various prestigious Laboratories, Libraries, scientific and research institutions throughout the country.
CFAL is part of The Learning Centre (TLC) and is situated at Bejai-Kapikad Road, Mangaluru. TLC aims to promote a passion for Math and Science learning among students and has the best results in Mangalore in all STEM related examinations including JEE, NTSE, KYPY, etc. The outstanding results of our students proves that given the right learning environment, children from the region can match or even outperform their peers from the Tier 1 cities. While rote-learning and learning for the sake of marks characterizes many institutions in the region, passion for the subject is what TLC aims to attain. The outcome is deep understanding of the subject and excellence in math and science. The vision of TLC is to inculcate interest in basic sciences and to encourage research and innovation in the field of Math and Science.
TLC is located at Bejai-Kapikad Road, Mangalore. For further information, you can call the Program Coordinators at 9845737120, 9901115108 or 9740939374.