Friday, May 30, 2008
The IIT-Joint Entrance Exam-2008 results released on Friday at 8 am.There are 4,600 seats available in the seven IITs in the country. The exam this year was conducted by IIT-Roorke.All the thirty 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 here Friday. It is the first time that Super 30 achieved 100 percent success.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. 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.While Abhayanand takes time off policing to teach physics to the students, along with Pravin Kumar, Neeraj Pratap Singh teaches them chemistry.