9 students from the Indian Army’s Kashmir super 40 cleared IIT entrance this year
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” In an effort to bring back peace in the beautiful Kashmir valley, the Indian Army has been engaged in Kashmir for a quite long time. In the mean time, the army has also initiated Kashmir Super-40, a coaching initiative for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir. This year, a total of 9 students from the batch have cleared JEE Advanced, India’s most competitive engineering entrance exam. All these nine students are now eligible for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
The nine qualifiers from the Super-40 initiative are Aqib Amin, Mohammad Mussa, Bashir Ahmed, Nasir Ali, Imtiyaz Hussain, Feroz Ahmed, Maisam Ali, Shahid Sultan and Jahangir Shakeel. They have also interacted with the Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat in New Delhi.
The ‘Kashmir Super-40’ runs along the lines of Bihar’s Super-30. Started in 2013, the course is meant for the underprivileged children from the state, which is being conducted by the Army at Srinagar in coordination with Centre for Social Responsibility and Learning (CSRL), and Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL).
Free lodging and boarding along with coaching is provided to the selected 40 students of J&K for 11 months. The success achieved this year was overwhelming with 9 out of a 36-student batch having qualified, the Army spokesman said.
Not a single student from the 1st year batch could crack JEE. Last year, 30 students from the batch took the JEE Mains, out of them, 25 students cleared the JEE Mains and 7 cleared the JEE Advanced. This noble initiative of the Indian Army is really very commendable, and everyone is hopeful to see more and more youths cracking these competitive exams in the years to come.