The YouTube channel features tutorial videos of NITT students conducting the coaching sessions, available in English, Hindi and Tamil languages. Launching the programme, Mini Shaji Thomas, director, NIT-Tiruchy, commended the initiative by the students and the work they did in this regard.
“The coaching as it comes from those who have put in hard effort themselves is bound to be effective,” she said. Samson Mathew, Dean of students’ welfare, encouraged the students to contribute more towards the development of the society.
According to IGNITTE, the concept of online classes was based on their experience in Perambalur district since the club’s inception in 2016. “Out of the 20 rural students in Perambalur who trained for the entrance examinations, 13 were able to clear NEET and two passed the JEE-Main. We learnt that the main problem was not language barrier, economic status or the school board, but their ignorance about the exams,” said Sanjeev, president, IGNITTE Teaching Club.
Most of the students did not know that 135 marks out of 360 – solving 34 out of 90 questions – was sufficient for a homestate OBC candidate to get a seat in NIT-T, said Sanjeev, adding that IGNITTE has been seeking to raise awareness. The club wants to reach out to as many students as possible through video lectures in three languages.