Pat, June 18: As many as 25 of the 30 students of Bihar’s Super 30 — a free coaching centre for underprivileged students — have cracked the highly competitive IIT-JEE this year, its director said on Thursday. Children of taxi driver, mason, farmer, daily wager/farm labourer, helper in photo lab, and migrant workers are among the successful candidates. “We are happy that this year, 25 of our 30 students have made it through the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examition. The credit goes to the hardworking students and our teachers,” Super 30’s founder-director And Kumar told IANS here.
“All of them have succeeded in fulfilling their IIT-JEE dreams at Super 30 with dedication and hard work,” he said. This year’s IIT-JEE result has once again underlined the fact that, with proper opportunity, even students from poor families can reach the prestigious IITs, the institute director added. The father of one of the successful candidates, Neeraj Jha, is a taxi driver in Kolkata. “I have realised my dream by making it to the ITT. I will perform well in studies to get a good job and lift my family out of poverty,” Neeraj, who secured 1,217th rank in ITT-JEE, said. “Everyone is in a celebratory mood. We distributed lots of sweets,” said a visibly happy Rahul Kumar, a Super 30 student who cracked the IIT-JEE. His father works as a mason in Hazaribagh in neighbouring Jharkhand.
The institute selects talented students from poor families and provides them free coaching, food and accommodation so that they focus only on cracking the IIT-JEE. “Hard work, proper guidance and supervision are the secrets of our success,” And Kumar said. (IANS)