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IIT-JEE: Bihar's Super 30 cracks cent percent result
Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | May 30, 2008 17:11 IST
Thirty students of Bihar's Super 30 have passed the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) this year. It is first time that Super 30 achieved 100 percent result .The results were declared on Friday.
Every year, Super 30 selects a group of 30 IIT aspirants from poor families and provides them with free coaching, food and accommodation.
Anand Kumar, 36, a local mathematician, and Abhayanand, 55, Bihar's IPS and a lover of physics, founded the school in 2003 to help promising locals get ahead in the caste-based society.
Till last year students from backward caste, extreme backward caste and Dalits cracked IIT-JEE through Super 30."But this year some students of the minority community cracked IIT-JEE, "Abhyanand said.
Kumar said in 2007, 28 of our students made it to ITT-JEE and two other were selected for preparatory.While in 2006, 28 students of Super 30 made it to the IIT.
Anand, who also runs the Ramanujan School of Mathematics, said Super 30 is supported by the income generated from the mathematics school, which has students from affluent families who can afford to pay.
Super 30 took shape five years ago and its success can serve as a model for other such institutes across India. 18 of its students cracked the IIT-JEE in 2003 the year Super 30 was set up. The number rose to 22 in 2004 and 26 in 2005 and has been steadily increasing over the years.