Mangalore, August 18: Six students trained at Center for Advanced Learning (CFAL), Kuntikan, Mangalore have qualified in the national level NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) held in May 2012.
Addressing mediapersons at a press meet in Mangalore, Mrs. Severine Rosario, Principal, Center for Advanced Learning, Kuntikan, Mangalore, said that a total of 43,833 students from the state of Karnataka appeared for the state level NTSE exam and the Department of State Education and Research Training (DSERT) had selected a total of 233 students. Of these students, 81 have qualified in the National Level scholarship. CFAL has the highest selections in Mangalore with six students qualifying in this prestigious national level examination. The awardees will receive a scholarship of Rs. 6,000/- per annum starting from class nine and the scholarship will continue until they obtain their Ph.D’s.
The six selected students are Shishirdeep of Delhi Public School, Shashank P of Sharada Vidyalaya, Madhu Nayak of St Theresa’s Bendoor, Manoj of Delhi Public School and Pradyumna B and Karan Gupta of KV-Panambur.
National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) awards 1000 scholarship each year to talented students selected through its National Talent Search Scheme and in order to encourage their talent, financial assistance in the form of scholarship is provided. The awardees receive a scholarship of Rs. 6,000/- per annum starting from Class nine (IX) until Ph.D. level. In 2010-11, four students and in 2009-10, two students from Center for Advanced Learning were selected as National Talent Scholars and they have been receiving this prestigious scholarships.
Speaking on the occasion, students Shishirdeep and Shashank P said that they had received good training from CFAL and that they were happy to be selected as National Talent Scholars.
Starting from 2012-13, the National Talent Search Examination will be held for students of Class 10 (Std X) instead of Class 8 (Std VIII). The dates for state level and national level examinations have been fixed for 18.11.2012 & 12.05.2013 respectively. The application forms for state level examination are now available.