Indian Army’s “Super 30″ programme: Reshaping contours of education in J and K

Three students from Jammu and Kashmir who took coaching from the Army have successfully cleared the IIT-JEE Advanced Examination 2015. Zahid Ahmed Qureshi of Kupwara secured 89th All India rank and Gazi Hussain Malik of Shopian secured 112th rank in physically challenged category and Ajaz Ali of Kargil secured All India 598th rank in Scheduled Tribe category.
The Indian Army launched this initiative modeled after the ‘Super 30’ programme in Bihar and named it as ‘Kashmir Super 30’.  In the first year, 23 underprivileged yet academically brilliant students were selected from across the state and coached for competitive examinations in the engineering stream.
Of these, one cleared the IIT-JEE Advanced examination and as many as 17 found seats in other prestigious engineering colleges, an impressive beginning by all standards.
Buoyed by the success, the army selected 36 students for the current academic session. Apart from the three who cleared the IIT entrance, 27 more have secured admission in various engineering colleges within and outside the state.

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