Nine students qualify JEE Advanced from Indian Army’s coaching initiative Kashmir Super-40

The nine qualifiers from the Kashmir Super-40 initiative are Aqib Amin, Mohammad Mussa, Bashir Ahmed, Nasir Ali, Imtiyaz Hussain, Feroz Ahmed, Maisam Ali, Shahid Sultan and Jahangir Shakeel.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 14, 2017 9:11 am
kashmir super 40, indian army coaching, JEE advanced, JEE advanced results Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat with students of Super-40. (ANI)

Nine students from the Indian Army’s Kashmir Super-40, a coaching initiative for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir, have cleared the JEE Advanced entrance exam for admission to the IITs. According to an Army spokesperson, there were thirty six students in the batch out of which nine cleared the exam. The successful candidates also interacted with Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat in New Delhi on Tuesday.

The nine qualifiers from the Kashmir Super-40 initiative are Aqib Amin, Mohammad Mussa, Bashir Ahmed, Nasir Ali, Imtiyaz Hussain, Feroz Ahmed, Maisam Ali, Shahid Sultan and Jahangir Shakeel.

“The success achieved this year was overwhelming with 9 out of a 36-student batch having qualified,” the Army spokesman said.

The ‘Kashmir Super-40’ is being conducted by the Army at Srinagar in coordination with Centre for Social Responsibility and Learning (CSRL), and Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL) since 2013. It provides a platform for underprivileged children from the state. “Free lodging and boarding along with coaching is provided to the selected 40 students of J&K for 11 months,” the spokesman said.

Twenty six boys and two girls out of the batch had earlier cleared the JEE Mains examination. Five girls were part of the Super-40 this year who for the first time – two of which are eligible for admission to Jamia Milia Islamia for engineering.

Meenakshi Shai, chief manager of the Army’s Super-40 batch project (CSRL), told Times of India, “This Super-40 batch has been in existence for the last three years. In the first year, not one student from the 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 seven cleared the JEE Advanced. This year, the number of students who cleared the JEE Advanced has increased to nine. We hope the number will keep increasing by the year.”

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    Ajit Kumar
    Jun 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm
    Salute to our army for their best efforts to keep the country safe and united. We expect that our political, religious leaders, media and parents also appreciate work of the army. All patriotic citizens give their full support to our army and government in maintaining law and order.
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      Gurtoo A
      Jun 14, 2017 at 10:26 am
      No matter how much effort Indian Army puts in ,these kashmiri muslims dont have the heart of India. These very students will stab at the back you never know', may be next month they will be the first persons to pelt stones at the Army. These people are very selfish.
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        Kamal Pasha
        Jun 14, 2017 at 7:27 pm
        Gurtoo A. : Kashmiri Muslims have been stabbed in the back first by Hindu army of RAWat. Now it hurts you when they stab you.
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