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Rahmani 30 sends 81 to IIT in 7 yrs, calls it ‘revolution’

Thirty one students from different Rahmani centres have cracked IIT-JEE this year. The centre in Patna alone had 15 successful students out of 21 candidates.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Published: June 22, 2015 1:45 am
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With 80 students in IITs in seven years, Rahmani 30 is helping poor Muslim aspirants overcome a “mental block” that they cannot make it to prestigious institutes, and look beyond ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes), says Maulana Wali Rahmani, founder of the IIT-JEE preparatory centre and also general secretary of the All India Personal Muslim Law Board. He believes under the mentorship of former Bihar DGP Abhyananad, who conceptualised Super 30 to teach poor students to crack the entrance exam, “we are at cusp of social revolution without any government support”.

Thirty one students from different Rahmani centres have cracked IIT-JEE this year. The centre in Patna alone had 15 successful students out of 21 candidates. Speaking at a function to felicitate the successful candidates, Maulana Wali Rahmani said instead of blaming the system for poor education among Muslims, the society itself should take an initiative in this direction. “We have been preparing Muslim girls for medical entrance tests now, and are looking for space to start a coaching of Muslim girls,” said Rahmani, who was Bihar Legislative Council deputy chairperson.

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Rahmani 30 is the first non-government venture that came up in 2008 to prepare poor Muslim students for engineering entrance tests. The institute, which provides free food and lodging for students for its one-year and two-year programme, has so far helped 138 candidates succeed in various engineering entrance tests.

Abhayanand, also a physicist, said the proposal for Rahmani 30 came after he had dissociated himself from the successful venture of Super 30, and noted that the success rate of Muslim students was dismal in engineering exams.

“It is gratifying to see the journey of students who came from far-off villages and very humble background. People learn about us through word of mouth and Urdu press. We have provided them only basic facilities here. But, they generally have great minds — 42 of them have made it to Olympiad tests of science papers,” said Abhayanand.

Ashar Ahmad, who belongs to Gilani in Nalanda and secured 2167th rank in the IIT-JEE, said: “The rigorous revision of the combined test paper, informal teaching set-up and interaction with seniors were the key.” Ashar’s father Imdad Ahsan is a private teacher, who earns only around Rs 8,000 a month.

Saif Ali, whose father is a mill worker in Kolkata, said: “I will be the first IITian in my family. I will ensure my father does not have to work. I will come back to Rahmani 30 during vacations. Abhayanand’s words of ‘give back to society’ rings in ear.”

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    Arun Sharma
    Jun 22, 2015 at 12:50 pm
    IITs of each region should start this type of work for bright children of poor families in their respective region to nullify all coaching insutes. But why not efforts should be directed to improve school education to a level where it is sufficient for getting selected in entrance exam. Such extra efforts by paying for or by freeship basis are basically just coaching is what IITs do not want in the first place. But instead of improvement in school education,, coaching business is booming in one way or other.
    1. Ram Srinivasan
      Jun 22, 2015 at 11:30 am
      I think the author is confused between Super 30 and Rahmani 30 and their founders. Nevertheless it is great to hear about Rahmani 30. Fantastic job. Best wishes to all the students and to the insute. It has the power to change the society significantly.
      1. K
        Jun 22, 2015 at 10:22 am
        The difference between Anand Kumar's Super 30 and Rahmani's Super 30: Anand Kumar searches for talent in poverty-ridden circles while Rehmani searches for Muslim poverty-ridden- aasmaan-zameen ka farq hai.
        1. G
          Jun 22, 2015 at 12:58 pm
          Among all the states in India, Bengal is the most liberal state. But even there, in the colleges and universities, Muslims have a very very low number. I have observed that thirty five years ago and since then, not much has changed. Changes must come from the society and whoever tries that, must deserve respect.
          1. L
            Jun 22, 2015 at 5:09 am
            But there are no reservations based on poverty, we have caste based reservation system. OK
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