Bihar's Super 30 has done it again! Wards of a roadside vendor, mobile phone mechanic, private marginal farmer or truck driver and a class four employee have cracked the IIT-JEE this year.
"It may sound strange but it is true. Boys and girls from socially and economically marginalised families have passed the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) this time at Super 30. All of us, including our students and their parents, are celebrating," Anand Kumar, founder-cum-director of Super 30, told rediff.com here on Wednesday.
This year, 24 out of the 30 students made it to the IIT-JEE from Super 30. In the last three years, all 30 from Super 30 had qualified.
This takes the total number of Super 30 students, who have qualified for the IIT-JEE in the last nine years, to 236, Anand said.
Thanks to Bihar's Super 30, Dharmpal Yadav son of a truck driver cracked IIT-JEE. He informed his father Ram Pravesh Rai when he was driving his truck in Kolkata.
"Papa, I have cleared the IIT-JEE," he said with tears of joy.
After that, he only nodded, as his father showered all his blessings on his son. The conversation continued for five minutes.
Next, Yadav called up his mother Radhika Devi, who lives in a village in Rasalpur, Vaishali district in Bihar.
"Papa told me I am the first from my village to make it," said an excited Yadav to his mentor and Super 30 founder Anand Kumar.