28 students from 'Kashmir Super 30' make to IITs, NITs

IIT JEE Mains Exam 2017 Army Chief Gen Rawat all praise for Kashmir's'Super-40

IIT JEE Mains Exam 2017 Army Chief Gen Rawat all praise for Kashmir's'Super-40

Stressing that generations have been destroyed due to unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday exhorted students in Jammu and Kashmir to choose laptops and books to help end the cycle of violence.

ANI reported that the Super 40 Programme, known as Super 30 in 2013-14, started with the aim of coaching 30 students from Kashmir preparing for IIT main exams.

And when the results of the Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced were declared on June 11, nine of these Super-40 students had cracked the engineering entrance test, considered one of the toughest exams in India. The Lok Sabha MP from Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur constituency had the exemplary success of these students will inspire others from the region.

Addressing a group of Kashmiri students, who were supported by the Army and had cleared the IIT entrance examination, the General said their success was not easy and now they have become a shining example for the youth in the Valley.

" You were born well after the militancy peaked in the 1990s in Kashmir", General Rawat said. The Army is holding coaching classes for the Super-40 batch in Srinagar with its training partner, the Centre for Social Responsibility and Learning (CSRL), and Petronet LNG.

Out of 40 students enrolled under the project, 35 boys were given coaching provisions at Srinagar and five girls at Delhi. Nine of them have made it to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology this year. This was also the first batch in which five girls from Kashmir Valley were coached, out of which two had qualified in the JEE Mains.

The minister appreciated the students for their result-oriented approach and also lauded the Indian Army for its contribution. "Whenever you have time, you should devote it to studies", General Rawat said while making a reference to the scores of youth who had taken up stones.

Chandigarh's Sarvesh Mehtani topped the IIT JEE exam by securing 339 our of 366 marks.

Major General R P Khalita, General Officer Commanding, 19 Infantry Division, Indian Army, Prabhat Singh, MD and CEO of Petronet LNG Ltd, and other officers were present at the event.

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