Saturday, May 31, 2008
Super 30 scores 100 per cent in IIT-JEE
Patna: All the 30 students enrolled in Super 30, an innovative coaching institute in Bihar, have passed the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) this year, the institute announced in Patna on Friday.
It is the first time that Super 30 achieved 100 per cent success.
"It is a big day for us. We were waiting for 100 per cent result for the last four years. At last we succeeded in our effort to achieve it this year," Anand Kumar, director of Super 30, said.
He said, "We are really in celebration mood after making it."
Every year, Super 30 selects a group of 30 IIT aspirants from poor families and provides them with free coaching, food and accommodation.
Bihar's Additional Director-General of Police Abhyanand, who teaches physics at the institute, said this year Super 30 successful students include students from a minority community for the first time.
Till last year students from backward castes, extreme backward castes and Dalits cracked IIT-JEE through Super 30. "But this year some students of minority community succeeded in IIT-JEE," said Abhyanand.
He said the success of Super 30 lies in hard work and proper guidance for achieving excellent result.
He said that in 2007, 28 of the students made it through ITT-JEE and two others were selected for preparatory. In 2006 too, 28 students of the Super 30 had made it to the IITs.
"We were sure of positive results as we teach them to eat, sleep, walk and talk only IIT," reiterated Anand.
Anand, who also runs the Ramanujam School of Mathematics, said Super 30 is supported by the income generated from the mathematics school, which has students who can afford to pay fees.
Super 30 took shape five years ago. Eighteen of its students cracked the IIT-JEE that first year, 2003. The number rose to 22 in 2004 and 26 in 2005.
Last year, Norika Fujiwara, a former Japanese beauty queen and actress, made a documentary film on Super 30 for its innovative and successful attempt to send poor children to India's top engineering colleges.