As many as 28 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 Sunday.
Children of a daily-wage labourer, marginal farmer, shop helper and migrant workers are among the successful candidates.
“We are happy that 28 of our 30 students have made it through the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination this year. The credit goes to the hardworking students and our teachers,” Super 30’s founder-director Anand Kumar told IANS here.
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 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.
Super 30 was started by Anand along with former Bihar Director General of Police Abhyanand over a decade ago. Later, Abhyanand dissociated himself from the institute.
Super 30 was selected by Time magazine in the list of ‘The Best of Asia 2010’.
Students from poor families have to pass a competitive test to get into Super 30 and then commit themselves to a year of 16-hour daily study routine.