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Avanti Fellows

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Tamil Nadu

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Education and Research

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Avanti’s Learning Centres provide low-income high-school students a world-class science and mathematics education. Its centres have no trained teachers and very little conventional lecturing. In their place, it focuses on teaching students how to learn from books and their peers – resources that are more abundant, accessible and consistent in quality. Over the past year, it has been able to show that its students perform at par with some of the most expensive after-school programmes in the country. Last year over 6,000 students took its entrance exam for 150 spots. This year, Avanti Fellows will test over 10,000 students to fill 300 spots in its programme.


Under the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Programme, a total of 174 students were in grade 12, from 2013 to 2016, a total of 115 students qualified for JEE Mains, a total of 50 students qualified for JEE Advanced, a total of 24 students entered into IIT, a total of 70 students entered into NIT and a total of 67 students enter into other areas of study. In 2016, 4 students were selected as ‘Kishore Vaigyanik’ (KVPY), 2 Students were selected for NISER, 5 students were selected for OUAT and 4 students got admission to MBBS courses. Under the Chennai Program, from 2012 to 2015, a total of 125 students scored above 1000 out of 1200, a total of 10 students joined Anna University and 3 qualified for JEE Mains. Improved learning in the Chennai programme by 15-20%. JEE Mains qualification was at 50%.