Bhartesh Singh Thakur
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 5
In a major success for the Super-100 programme, 23 students qualified for IITs on Monday, 17 of them being from disadvantaged sections.
Kajal of Indachhoi village in Fatehabad secured 293rd rank in the OBC category. Daughter of a marginal farmer, she wants to pursue computer science. “We never had resources to take coaching for IIT. Super-100 programme came as blessing for me,” she said.
21 out of 48 qualify in Rewari
Of the 48 students in Rewari, 21 qualified for IITs. Two of the 48 students at the Panchkula centre qualified. The others would join NITs and other engineering institutes.
Praveen, son of a marginal farmer of Munnawali village in Sirsa, secured 434th rank in the SC category. “Before Super-100 programme, I did not know about IIT. I plan to pursue computer science or civil engineering. After that, I will prepare for the civil services. My parents and teachers are behind my success,” he said.
A Dalit student hailing from Muvanpura village in Hisar, Sahil secured 871st rank in the SC category. “I want to pursue computer science. I am thankful to those who told me about the Super-100 programme,” he said. He wants to prepare for civil services after engineering.
“It is a dream coming true. Students from underprivileged sections are making inroads into IITs,” said Mahavir Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education. The government had rolled out the programme in 2018.
“We conduct an entrance test for admission to the Super-100 programme and the cutoff is 80 per cent. We train them in Rewari and Panchkula. This year, we will train 750 students, with board and lodging facility for 300,” he said.