He said this was the first batch in which five girls from Kashmir Valley received coaching in Delhi. Two of them have qualified the exam, results of which were announced on April 27.
Despite numerous challenges caused by internal disturbances in Kashmir Valley since July 2016 in the wake of the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces, the IIT-JEE coaching was undertaken as per the stipulated schedule by the army, the spokesman said.
He said under this flagship scheme, the candidates were selected by the army through an entrance test and interview conducted at various colleges throughout the state in the months of April and May.
The the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main was held on April 2 (offline) and April 8 and 9 (online). Out of the over 11.8 lakh students who appeared for the examination for admission to various IITs and engineering colleges, around 2.2 lakhs have qualified for the second and final round -- the JEE (Advanced).
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