The dream of Jichil Majhi to pursue an MTech course in an all India institute has come true. Thanks to the timely intervention of Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, the tribal youth has managed to bag admission in National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapally.
Jichil, who had completed BTech from Keonjhar-based Odisha School of Mining Engineering, was unable to mobilise the admission and hostel fees for the MTech course and had applied to the CMRF on July 2. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik perused the case and immediately directed that the cost be provided from his relief fund.
Son of Gadadhar Majhi, a BPL card holder of Mankadjhola village of Rayagada’s Tikiri, Jichil was always a bright student and his father’s poor financial health could never deter him from his ambition to study further.
He had successfully completed BTech in Mechanical Engineering and appeared in the GATE examination in which he secured 201st rank.
However, the admission and hostel fees of Rs 33,800 was a stumbling block which he has overcome now with support from the CMRF. Jichil has enrolled into the MTech degree in Material Science and Engineering course of NIT Tiruchirapally.