Rajasthan's Super 30 to take a shot at IIT-JEE

Private sector plan to help kids crack entrance test

Rajasthan now has its own super 30. A mining company group under its corporate social responsibility has launched a Super 30 Rajasthan for its IIT aspirants along with the country’s first medical Super 30 centre especially for girls from the weaker sections.

“It is a 10-month long fully residential course free of cost for the selected students. The super-30 IIT-JEEE will have 24 boys and six girls while 30 girls have been selected for the medical Super 30 said T Ravi Krishan, chief executive of Vedanta Foundation.The faculty includes Abhyanand, director general of police whose brainchild was Bihar’s Super 30.

Through video conferencing and some facultymembers from IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-BHU have also been roped in.

“I’m a step closer to realise my dream of becoming a doctor with my selection in the Super 30. It was difficult to carry on with studies in myvillage,with six siblings,” said Savita Meena,student selected for medical Super 30. 

The selection of 60 students for the first batch of Super 30s have been completed. They have been selected out of 900 students through a stringent process. 

The group has identified students from Jawahar Navodaya schools functioning in 22 districts in the state.

Only students belonging to family annual income of below Rs 2 lakh were allowed to to appear in the entrance exam.

S K Sahai of the Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership said they have been appointed as a consultant to the project by the Vedanta group to set up the ‘Super 30 in Rajasthan’.

‘A provision has also been made for sponsoring the some of the selected students on a case to case basis as many of them may not be able to meet the expenses of their course if selected,” said Sahai.

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