From a Correspondent
Hojai, April 26: Around 70,856 students across eight north-eastern States and West Bengal appeared in the Ajmal tiol Talent Search Examition (ANTSE), 2015 held across 1,089 exam centres in the region on Sunday.
The ANTSE had assumed significance as a popular talent search examition in Northeast India to start with and now its reach is spreading beyond the region while the aim is to cover all of India in the near future. The aim of ANTSE is to identify the extraordirily brilliant students and to encourage them through cash awards and other incentives to further improve and hone their talents. Conducted by the Ajmal Foundation, a Hojai-based registered public charitable trust, ANTSE envisages to motivate students towards inculcating a competitive spirit.
This year’s examition was conducted across 49 districts spread over eastern India. Khasrul Islam, Mager, Ajmal Foundation, said that for those graduation-level students, who do well in ANTSE, a screening test is conducted in Guwahati and shortlisted few are sponsored for IAS coaching in New Delhi in collaboration with Hamdard Foundation. Quite a few such sponsored students have successfully cleared the IAS and other all India competitive exams.