Foundation Launches KAS Online Coaching for Poor Rural Aspirants | Hubballi News
Former cabinet minister and congressional official Santosh Lad, who spearheaded the initiative, said, “We have no intention of political publicity. If so, we could have focused only on Dharwad and Ballari districts. The state of our young people and students, particularly from poor and rural families, facing educational, financial and professional crises during the Covid-19 pandemic, compelled us to take this initiative.
Nagaratna P, a seamstress in Ballari, said she took online courses to pass the KPSC exam. “My parents are day laborers and I have a bachelor’s degree in science. I hadn’t even thought about coaching as I would have had to spend a minimum of Rs 50,000. These online courses are an oasis for candidates like me,” she said.
Anand Kalal, the president of SLF, said: “The course started on February 2 and will end in May. The only criteria for joining the online classes were having a smartphone and the willingness to attend morning and evening classes. We have developed an app, named after the Santosh Lad Foundation, which can be downloaded for free from Google Play Store. At present, 1.40 lakh applicants have registered for the application. We were happy to see that over 98,000 candidates attended live classes on the first day. »
After seeing a good response from applicants, the foundation will launch accelerated online courses for SSLC and PUC students on March 10 in association with the online learning platform Dhurina. Kalal said, “We will cover math, general science and social science for SSLC students. and cover core science, business and arts subjects for PUC. The quizzes will be solved in this crash course,” he said.
“We are also launching a skills development and entrepreneurship program for young people to empower them through free online courses. We purchased an Amazon server because we receive heavy traffic on the application. We are spending more than Rs 2 crore on this project to help poor and rural students,” Kalal said.