1.74 lakh students mentored under Delhi govt’s ‘Desh ka Mentor’ prog: Sisodia

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NEW DELHI: A total of 1,74,000 Delhi government school students, also called mentees, have been taught by 44,000 mentors under the state government’s ‘Desh ke Mentor’ programme, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday.

“We had received a total of 2,20,000 applications from Delhi government students. Of these, 1,74,000 have been mentored. As for the mentors, of the 44,000 mentors, nearly 500 each are from IIT and IIM, 15,600 are either doing their graduation or Ph.D from a well-known education institute and 7,500 have completed their studies and are currently working at a good post,” Sisodia said during a press conference this afternoon.

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Launched in October 2021, the programme aims to provide voluntary mentors to students from class IX to XII. Those aged between 18 and 35 can sign up to become…

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