Udaan is a project launched by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) under the guidance of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, to address the low enrollment of girl students in prestigious engineering institutions and the teaching gap between the school education and engineering entrance examination. The effort is to enrich the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics at school level by addressing the three dimensions of education- curriculum design, transaction and assessments.


(i) To address the challenge of low enrolment of girls in technical education institutes.
(ii) To enable and empower the girl students to fulfill their aspiration of technical education.
(iii) To minimize the gap between school education & engineering entrance examination.
(iv) To enrich and enhance teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics at senior secondary level.

Salient features

Udaan is designed to provide a comprehensive platform to deserving girl students who aspire to pursue higher education in engineering and support them to prepare for the entrance examinations while studying in Classes XI and XII.

1. Free of cost support to Girl students of Classes XI and XII to prepare for engineering entrance examination
2. Availability of tutorials, videos and study material
3. Organization of Virtual contact classes at 60 designated city centres
4. Pre loaded Tablet to faciltate learning beyond class room
5. Orientation Session on using technology to all selected students
6. Assessments designed to provide useful feedback on learning
7. Remedial steps to correct learning
8. Peer learning and mentoring opportunities for meritorious students
9. Motivation sessions with students/parents
10. Student helpline services to clarify doubts, monitor student learning and support technology
11. Constant monitoring and tracking of student progress with feedback


1. The program is open to Indian citizens residing in India only.
2. All girl students studying in classes XI only from KVs/ NVs/ Government Schools of any recognised Board/ CBSE affiliated private schools in India are eligible to apply based on criteria given above.
3. Girl students enrolled in Class XI in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) stream.
4. Minimum 70% marks in Class X overall and 80% marks in Science and Mathematics;for Boards which follow CGPA, a minimum CGPA of 8 and a GPA of 9 in Science and Mathematics.
5. Reservation as per JEE (Advanced);OBC (NCL) - 27 % , SC – 15 % , ST – 7.5 % ,PWD – 3 % of seats in every category
6. The annual family income should be less than 6 lakhs per annum


The selected students will have access to an online portal which will be organized on the basis of Class XI and XII with three subject streams - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. This portal will have content in the form of videos, tutorials and text. Concepts will be organized based on the learning taking place in the classroom as per the syllabus of Class XI and XII.Students will also have the same content available to them on a preloaded tablet to allow them to study in an offline format also.

Before embarking on the program, these students will undergo a technology orientation session at the city centres to make them technology friendly and get comfortable with using the tablet and also the online content.

Once logged in, student progress will be monitored and tracked on their learning pace. Periodic contact classes will enable update on the progress made by the student. Assessments are built into the learning process and will allow monitoring of student's learning. Students will have interactive group where they will be able to interact with their peers and teachers. A helpline will be available to the students to clarify their doubts and concerns at any point.